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Dianna Suarez: Say no to the Centennial Dam

January 16, 2017 — As I attended the Nevada Irrigation District Board Meeting on Jan. 11, and later that day as I sat in a Colfax City Council meeting, listening to Rem Scherzinger give another update of the Centennial Dam, I wondered, “What kind of water district would kill […]

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Ann Council: Don’t forget many women voted for Trump

January 16, 2017 — This is in response to the Jan. 10 column written by Hilary Hodge. I believe it to be one of the most pathetic female self-indulging articles I have ever read and I am sorry to see that The Union felt the need to publish this […]

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Willie Dickerson: Life-saving work

January 15, 2017 — Lisa Schliff is right about the importance of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria in ending global poverty (‘Extreme global poverty impacts us all’ by Lisa Schliff, The Union, Dec. 23). America’s pledge to the Global Fund is dependent on being matched […]

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Ed & Janie Ferguson: Thanks to ‘angels’ at Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital, Golden Empire

January 15, 2017 — My husband was admitted to Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital just prior to Christmas for a serious infection and surgery. Bad timing, right? He then was moved to Golden Empire for further treatment and recuperation. It was like “coming home” for we have befriended so many […]

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Pat Sharp: Repealing ACA irresponsible

January 15, 2017 — Repealing the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) without a replacement health plan is utterly irresponsible. None of us would cancel our homeowners insurance and then look around for another policy. That is what is going on in Congress right now. We are putting millions of families […]

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Timothy Wilson: Climate change impacting water supply

January 15, 2017 — In your coverage of water issues, you have a responsibility to address climate change as it is one of the largest factors impacting our water supply. By incorporating climate science into water management, we can build a more resilient water system that meets our needs […]

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Kate Laferriere: Public works lives up to name

January 13, 2017 — I want to give a huge “thank you” to the Public Works employees who were on Mill Street in Grass Valley on Thursday, Jan. 12. A dedicated volunteer had just picked up a large pallet of food for Interfaith Food Ministry in his pick up […]

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Danita Sorensen: I learned their names

January 13, 2017 — Tell me, please: How can I sleep this night amid torrents of rain and blasts of wind? My bed is warm and dry, my shelter, secure but I have made an error. I learned their names during those nights of the “emergency warming shelter.” Tonight, […]

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Miriam Morris: A poem for Inauguration Day

January 13, 2017 — I’m going to march tomorrow. Tomorrow, I join my sisters, Row after row, filling the streets. Peaceful. Powerful. Present. We’re going to march tomorrow, And you may turn your head, And you may cover your ears, But you will hear us. Your newly woven blanket […]

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Cynthia Schuetz: Thanks, Dr. Rockwell

January 11, 2017 — The Falls Prevention Coalition is extending a big “thank you” to Dr. Sean Rockwell’s Dental Wellness Center for the donation they gave us that will support our work to reduce the number of falls in our community. Every quarter, Dr. Rockwell and his staff select […]

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Custis Haynes: On Planned Parenthood

January 11, 2017 — If Republicans against Planned Parenthood can’t realize that every baby has the right to be wanted and loved, at least they could consider how expensive unwanted babies are. They need food, shelter, vaccinations, education and eventually incarceration. Who pays for all that? Custis Haynes Grass […]

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Robert Wuderlich & Jeff Kane: Looming threat — men?

January 11, 2017 — As long as the incoming administration plans to register Muslims out of fear they may commit violent crime, it should register potential rapists, too. Almost all rapes are committed by men. Most men aren’t rapists, of course, but we can’t be too careful. So we […]

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Rich Howell: Step out of comfort zones to generate community spirit

January 10, 2017 — Rehashing ones’ reasoning for election choices seems pointless. We did what we did, or didn’t do, and must live with the consequences. Seeing the article on the local Republican Women’s group making a donation to a local group got me thinking forward. We have, every […]

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Peter Milner: Cannabis a blessing in Nevada County

January 10, 2017 — We just spent a wonderful Christmas in the Grass Valley/Nevada City area. The people were very friendly, the food was excellent, and the area was picturesque. We enjoyed browsing the shops, leading to purchases of hats, sweaters, and locally designed jewelry. All in all, we […]

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Paul Berger: ‘To the Republic for which it stands’

January 10, 2017 — Imagine Barack Obama winning the presidency by a narrow margin. Now imagine that our intelligence agencies conclusively determine that a foreign government, hostile to America and the West, interfered in the election process with the specific goal of electing Obama. Now imagine Obama, before he […]

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Lew Sitzer: A house divided will not stand

January 9, 2017 — The recent election results show we are a divided nation, also indicated by the letters submitted and the editorials offered by this newspaper. About half of the people nationwide elected Donald Trump and half of the nation did not. This was mostly true when Barack […]

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Judith McCarrick: Election fallout commentary off the mark

January 9, 2017 — Regarding Norm Sauer’s recent bloviated, highly inaccurate opinion piece “Fallout from the 2016 Election,” it seems appropriate to quote Benjamin Disraeli’s description of William Galdstone: (He is) “Inebriated with the exuberance of his own verbosity, and gifted with an egotistical imagination.” Judith McCarrick Nevada City

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Nell Lester: Not another dam

January 9, 2017 — I totally agree with sentiments in the excellent letter submitted to The Union by Mr. Teichmann and Ms. Biery on Jan. 4. Surely there are resourceful and inventive minds that will find a less nature destroying way to conserve water in Nevada County than building […]

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Paul Hauck: Let’s get really clear

January 9, 2017 — So imagine a strong but otherwise inept golfer. He tees off and his drive is going to overshoot the green by 50 feet. While in flight the ball strikes a seagull and drops straight down into the cup. He proclaims it a hole in one. […]

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Joyce Tope: We’re ruining our language

January 8, 2017 — At the age of 83, I find I must take three prescriptions to address my hypertension (blood pressure) and though I don’t like any of it … it works and I do as the doctor says. The diabetic takes his insulin daily … to live, […]

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