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Sarah Wilson-Daley: Loud libraries

May 22, 2017 — I loved libraries growing up. I loved the books and I eagerly went to the library to read them there. My daughter also loved libraries. All the librarians in the Grass Valley children's library knew her by name and loved the fact that she enjoyed […]

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Hilary Hodge: State Democratic Party convention an eye-opening experience

May 22, 2017 — I didn't know what to expect. I had seen large political conventions on television, huge rooms filled with thousands of people holding signs and listening to speeches. When I looked at the schedule, it felt more like reviewing options at a film festival than a […]

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R.L. Crabb: It takes a village idiot

May 22, 2017 —

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Paul Halstead: Going forward on homelessness from here

May 22, 2017 — At the recent Mayor's Breakfast, and discussion on homelessness, I listened intently to the presentations and comments by the mayors of Grass Valley, Nevada City and Truckee. With the exception of Truckee's mayor, I heard that we still need to single out and separate those […]

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Joel Houtman: Check my math

May 21, 2017 — On May 5, Lee E. Tope wrote a letter to the editor entitled, "Do the math." He tried to show that $20 trillion bills put end to end would be 0.32 light years long. Well,I took the challenge and he is wrong by a factor […]

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Jack Frederick: Weekly Congressional report

May 21, 2017 — Given the extreme polarization of political discourse today, perhaps what we need is the same factual information to discuss. "Factual" is an incendiary word today, depending upon where you get your "facts," but one place that would generate some good discussion is a weekly Congressional […]

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George Rebane: The pot pot keeps boiling

May 21, 2017 — We live in confusing times when much of what we hear is manufactured or fake news that overwhelmingly serves to polarize us. It's hard to tell whether the late-night comedy hours or the news programs are leading the stampede to put out the ever more […]

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George Boardman: Getting in bed with the enemy, seeking respect, and primary envy

May 21, 2017 — It has come to this. After years of agitation have failed to gain them any traction, the backers of the state of Jefferson are suing California to get more representation in the state Legislature. In other words, they want a greater presence among people who […]

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Frederick Hall: Trump’s contempt for the truth

May 19, 2017 — Democracy, though often tumultuous and messy, carried us safely through severe challenges and well into our third century as a nation. Will it — can it — also survive the current massive assault? I certainly hope so. President Trump's firing of FBI director James Comey […]

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Todd Juvinall: Empathy and Indivisible? Sure!

May 19, 2017 — Marilyn Nyborg, a Democrat, wrote a pretty piece on May 10 in The Union. Her headline, "Bring the best minds to the table," sounded great. And she discussed how proud she is with the "Indivisible Women's" organization. Now I must ask, if you really think […]

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Denes McIntosh: Seemingly random associations

May 19, 2017 — Every morning I would see a woman on the side of the road waiting for a bus. I'd just drive by, she'd be there, and I'd keep on driving. It was always the same. I had no interaction with her or connection to her. She […]

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CalExit movement lives, but is evolving

May 19, 2017 — For months, the small but growing movement for California to secede from the United States was stalled in part because its nominal leader lives (for now) in Russia and attended at least one Kremlin-approved event for separatist movements around the globe. But the movement is […]

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Alan Stahler: This summer’s eclipse

May 19, 2017 — Our eyes look for clues to judge distance: Distant objects look hazy — the farther the distance, the hazier they look. Distant objects seem to move slowly. Think of cars on a far-off freeway, or a jumbo-jet, way up high. Most of all, distant objects […]

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Our View: What is western Nevada County doing well?

May 19, 2017 — A few weeks back we asked members of The Union's Editorial Board for their thoughts on the most-pressing problem in the community. This week, we asked, "What is western Nevada County is doing well?" Lynn Wenzel — What I find most meaningful (and great) about […]

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“R.L. Crabb: It takes a village idiot”

May 19, 2017 —

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V.S. Moran: Vote them all out

May 18, 2017 — What is wrong with us getting direct benefits from our taxes? Benefits we see, feel, understand, and that prolong our lives, the quality of our lives, and those of our children, grandchildren? Absolutely nothing. Apparently, however, all the California representatives listed below find something wrong […]

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Don Rogers: Start at the core

May 18, 2017 — I look for root causes, the trickle upstream of the torrent, the crack in the foundation. Focus on symptoms and what happens is another, maybe worse, symptom pops up. But this is mainly how we try to right society's ills. Our forest provides a great […]

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Susan Wallace: Three Northridge restaurants raise funds for rescued animals

May 18, 2017 — Scooter's Pals was honored to have the Northridge host meals on April 20 and donate a percentage of their daily income to our animal rescue efforts. We all had a great time and we were so grateful to Mr. Moni and all three Northridge restaurants; […]

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Jan Jorgenson: The treasure of Nevada City are our living masters

May 18, 2017 — Our community is filled with artists, authors and musicians. We have more artists per capita than most places and what does this mean? We have rich diversity to explore with each other … cultures, nature, painting,making music, becoming a broadcaster on KVMR. It's a long […]

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Charles Durrett: County’s defeatist attitude when it comes to homelessness

May 17, 2017 — At the annual Mayor's Breakfast for Human Life last Thursday, I heard a lot of words about what we are trying to do: we want to solve our homeless crisis, we want to provide low-income families with secure housing, and the list goes on. As […]

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