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Carol Glad: Thanks to Mary at Wild Birds Unlimited

April 21, 2017 — My "Good Citizen Award" for the week goes to Mary Kirk of Wild Birds Unlimited for being fast thinking and fast acting when a rental van hit my parked car in the Neal Street parking lot, then left the scene. The driver was caught because […]

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Eric Tomb: To Englebright (with apologies to William Wordsworth)

April 21, 2017 — Harry! You should be with us at this hour! Your party has fallen apart before our eyes. An alien thug has snarled his way to power and all of us are tangled in his lies. It's time for you to rise up from your lake […]

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David Parry-Jones: More to our history than gold mines

April 21, 2017 — Everything here in Grass Valley is "starting to look like a log ride at Disneyland," George Boardman wrote in his Monday article referring to our area's public art depictions that strive to "define" our town and its roots to visitors and us alike. With the […]

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Paul Boisvert: Agree to respectfully disagree

April 19, 2017 — Terry McLaughlin's essay on Nevada County's Invisible Movement in The Union is another unfortunate example of how our political dialog has deteriorated to denigrating people rather than addressing the issues they espouse. McLaughlin does a great disservice to political discourse by trying to connect Indivisible […]

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Pamela Biery: An open letter to NID board members, management

April 17, 2017 — As a communications professional, I would like to assure you that full transparency is not something to be considered trivial, expensive or unnecessary. Transparency is the best business and government practice readily adopted globally. Why is this so? Because communicating with your core audience (whether […]

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Steve Orlik: In rare agreement

April 17, 2017 — I was bit surprised when I read the article, "Few Wins for Trump So Far" in the Wall Street Journal this last weekend in which our own Nevada County Mark Meckler was quoted. The quote read, "I think the man who came to drain the […]

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Elaine Ashton: Just a thought, Governor

April 17, 2017 — The Governor puts forth an analogy of the Berlin Wall to the proposed U.S./Mexico border wall. Governor Moonbeam might want to consider leaving his front door and garage door open and see how well that works for him. Elaine C. Ashton Grass Valley

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Bob Williams: And you could have been there

April 16, 2017 — On Easter weekend last year my wife Sharon and I attended three churches where the story of the Crucifixion and Resurrection of Jesus Christ was told. Good Friday we attended the Bethel Church with many people and pastors from various churches. We sang hymns and […]

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Peter Symes: Confidential information for sale?

April 14, 2017 — I think Congressman LaMalfa has forgotten that he is supposed to be a "representative" of his constituents. This week he cast votes in favor of allowing Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to sell users' confidential information without their consent. The action bars any restrictions on AT&T, […]

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Craig Steiger: Slow down

April 14, 2017 — Before we erect barricades and spread more asphalt on Highway 49, we might look in the mirror and ask ourselves how we've become "the martyred slaves of time," how and why we've made "FRANTIC" a way of life? Projecting time as an adversary and worshipping […]

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Chris Stewart: Kudos to ‘End Days’ production

April 14, 2017 — I was visiting my cousin in Grass Valley and saw the production, "End Days." It was terrific! The acting was superb across the board, and the creativity of the script was remarkable. Moreover, the treatment of religious devotion was respectful — while humorous at the […]

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Tim Stokes: Where are the choices, exactly?

April 13, 2017 — When asked by Rep. LaMalfa to give an example of things the government could do to improve the environment, a participant at the March town hall meeting responded, "Fund the EPA." This produced a standing ovation from the crowd in attendance. LaMalfa's reply that the […]

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Richard Bell: LaMalfa and federally subsidized insurance

April 13, 2017 — What a surprise to discover Rep. Doug LaMalfa is a fan of universally available, federally subsidized insurance. Well no, not health insurance but crop insurance, with the bill largely footed by federal taxpayers. In fact, it's a government program administered by some of those dreaded […]

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Sandra Stanley: Trump and the poorly educated

April 12, 2017 — Throughout Donald Trump's campaign and "so-called" presidency, I keep recalling one of his earlier town hall appearances,during which he recited poll results by category of voter. The highest number of Trump voters were in the "poorly educated" group. Trump smiled, spread out his arms and […]

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Ron Lowe: The Donald’s digital footprint

April 12, 2017 — Politicians who are the first to master the most innovative media tools of their day often emerge triumphant, FDR did it with radio, JFK with TV, Obama with the internet. Plenty of pundits assumed Donald Trump would march to victory thanks to his mastery of […]

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Carmen Mateo: California should lead nation in environmental legislation

April 12, 2017 — Show common sense please, we have already driven our children's future into oblivion by allowing corporate powers to take over our legislation; greed of a few bad apples. Our only hope to slow down this disastrous collision course is to swing in the opposite direction, […]

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Bill Thomas: Comic opera

April 11, 2017 — Last December, outgoing President Obama with much fanfare, ordered U.S. Intelligence to investigate collusion between President elect Trump and Russia's Putin. That was old hat, being the investigation had began last July even before Hillary lost! Also being reported, conservative news media are under investigation […]

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Paul Hauck: GOP hasn’t thought health care through

April 11, 2017 — Here are two statements that, regardless of one's position on Obamacare, I think we all can agree on: 1. We want a better system of financing healthcare than the ACA. 2. Only a fool would tear the roof off his house in November and, only […]

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Reed Hamilton: Defend our right to clean air

April 11, 2017 — California faces a challenge. Since the inception of the Clean Air Act, our state has had a waiver that allows us to set our own vehicle emission standards. The Trump administration recently acted to roll back vehicle emission standards nationwide. California's standards have led the […]

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Marilyn Nyborg: Nothing constructive about that kind of criticism

April 10, 2017 — Todd Juvinall has been spewing hostility and anger toward his Democratic enemies for years. I have not heard any constructive criticism, interest in listening, dialogue or understanding. I strongly question his motivation and targets. His writing seems very closed to anything outside of his own […]

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