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Claudia Taylor: Facts only, please

February 28, 2017 — Just because someone does not step into a new role in life 100 percent confident from the beginning, does not mean that they are miserable. Here is a quote from an AOL news caption: "An interaction between his wife at a Saturday rally in Melbourne, […]

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Richard Bosshardt: Hiring Holder to fight federal laws a wrong move

February 28, 2017 — I vehemently object to the idea of hiring the ex U.S. Attorney General, Eric Holder, for the sole purpose of legally fighting on behalf of the state against the federal immigration laws. I believe it would not only be criminally wrong, but would put this […]

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Gary Stoddard: Just the facts, ma’am

February 28, 2017 — How does one deal with, in this age of fake news and alternative facts, folks who wholeheartedly believe articles in the daily news that are so easily proven to be untrue? A recent letter to the editor asked the question "What does the phony subject […]

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Gregory Diaz: Vote centers: easier to vote, reduce cost of elections

February 28, 2017 — Starting with elections in 2018, Nevada County voters will find it easier to cast a ballot, thanks to the new California Voter's Choice Act, SB450. Under the act, Nevada County is one of 14 California counties that will enable voters to take the ballot that […]

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Carrtoons by John Carr

February 28, 2017 —

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R.L. Crabb: It takes a village idiot

February 27, 2017 —

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Izzi Tooinsky: An open letter to Jared Kushner

February 27, 2017 — We are three generations of the Chroman family. We span the ages of 32 to 87. We are doctors, waitresses, army veterans, addiction counselors, substitute teachers, cooks, and more. We are Jews who love and honor our ancient faith. We are watching as the Trump […]

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Izzi Tooinsky: An open letter to Jared Kushner

February 27, 2017 — An open letter to Jared Kushner

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Izzi Tooinsky: An open letter to Jared Kushner

February 27, 2017 — An open letter to Jared Kushner

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Hilary Hodge: Democrats unite, prepare to defeat Republican regime

February 27, 2017 — On Saturday, the Democratic National Committee came together to elect a new party chair. There were a handful of people running for party chair but the greatest competition was between Keith Ellison, Democratic congressmen from Minnesota, and Tom Perez, who served as secretary of labor […]

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Alex Gammelgard: As a community, we’re all in this opioid epidemic together

February 27, 2017 — Battling drug trends is an ever-changing target. A decade ago, local police officers faced a different problem than they do today. Methamphetamine was the drug of choice, and officers consistently found glass meth pipes, white crystalline powders (crystal methamphetamine) and agitated people who were sweating […]

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George Boardman: Mexico’s meddling in immigration issue will just harden U.S. attitudes

February 26, 2017 — Some Mexican officials are so upset at the prospect of their fellow citizens returning home from the United States, they're actively supporting an effort to trigger a collapse of our immigration courts system — the one that confers legal rights on people in this country […]

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Mark Wilson: This is not normal

February 26, 2017 — Well before he set foot on the inaugural stage, Donald Trump set the tone for 2017 with his New Year's Eve tweet: "Happy New Year to all, including to my many enemies and those who have fought me and lost so badly they just don't […]

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Our View: LAFCo take note: the people have spoken

February 24, 2017 — Regardless of your opinion about LAFCo's proposal to reduce Nevada City's sphere of influence, you've got to admit — showing up in force at government meetings gets results. The Thursday meeting of the Local Agency Formation Commission was packed. People are upset, obviously, over this […]

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Steve Cottrell: Nevada City should spurn LAFCo proposal

February 24, 2017 — Paul Matson and I sometimes disagreed on issues and procedures during the six years our respective city council terms overlapped in the 1990s, but I completely agree with his Feb. 14 editorial column opposing LAFCo's plan to sabotage Nevada City's designated Sphere of Influence. Paul […]

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Christy Sherr: Stand up to hate crimes in Nevada County, or look the other way?

February 24, 2017 — Switching on the coffee pot, she pets the cat, and opens the front door for the morning newspaper. Her husband, a disabled veteran, is still sleeping. Stunned, her legs betray her as she absorbs the shocking sight of her own front yard. Large white swastikas […]

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Michael Kelly: Liberal slant in The Union?

February 24, 2017 — I mentioned to The Union's editor, Brian Hamilton, that it seemed clear the "The Union," like most media, had a strong liberal philosophy and is not now representative of other views within our community. I also mentioned I misplaced the biographies of the Editorial Board […]

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David Tallitsch: Open letter to the publisher

February 24, 2017 — It seems fitting that a newspaperman, such as yourself, is missing the point of the current shift in American politics. The press has been consistently playing catch-up since Trump came to prominence. It is no longer a split between liberal and conservative. Both of these […]

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Jim Firth: Uniting progressive voices

February 24, 2017 — Region 1 is changing, but needs good, progressive candidates to complete the transformation from a staunchly conservative to a more inclusive moderate/liberal region. The election of Donald Trump has caused a very real push by American voters to move our country to demand a more […]

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Barbara Samardich: Hysteria on the left

February 24, 2017 — So, you ask, "Where are the right wing people who used to opine on the editorial page?" I, personally, have contributed many times but now I find myself hesitating because of the collective hysteria on the left. We all see people carrying signs that preach […]

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