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The power of Aikido

June 17, 2018 — Thank you for the excellent article about Molly Hale. I've known Molly for many years and I can assure you that she is the incredible person described in the article. A couple more things you may wish to know: Molly attributes a large degree of

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The gift of mulch

June 17, 2018 — A truckload of thanks to NID and their enthusiastic employees at the Nevada County Fairgrounds recently. This load of mulch was just what we needed to top off our garden areas. We'll conserve water and beautify the yard for the hot summer months. We really

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Slow election results

June 15, 2018 — So we are three days past the election and a huge amount of votes are unrecorded. This seems so much slower and perhaps costlier than the 'old fashioned' way. We will really be in the dark during the higher turnout general election. I blame our

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Bike safety suggestion

June 15, 2018 — With sunnier weather here, I would like to suggest that bike riders consider riding with their bicycle lights on for safety during daylight hours while using Nevada County roads. Having a headlight and rear light on during the day dramatically increases visibility of bicycle riders

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Margaret Bryan: All scoliosis patients benefit from advanced technology

June 14, 2018 — I read the May 28 article about Addison Haller with great interest. Stories of children living with scoliosis strike a sensitive chord with those of us at Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California. Millions of children in the United States are diagnosed with scoliosis

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Rudy Udarbe: Village Market Day a success

June 14, 2018 — The first Village Market Day was a great success because of the media support of The Union, The Advocate, KNCO and KVMR and the financial support of The Chamber and the City of Nevada City. We appreciate this teamwork and support and look forward to

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Jo Ann Rebane: SB 993 a bad bill

June 14, 2018 — SB 993 is an amendment to the Revenue and Taxation Code. If this bad bill is allowed to proceed through committee and make its way through the legislative process it would require everyone who provides a service, (gardener, barber, computer guru, lawyer, personal trainer,,,) to

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Tim Stokes: Government control of the media?

June 13, 2018 — With all due respect to the author of the opinion piece "In search of common sense," there is no way that government control of the media's reporting on school (or other) mass shootings will have any effect other than the erosion of yet another freedom

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Douglas Bianchi: Poor election coverage

June 13, 2018 — Your June 5 election day coverage was a disappointment. The new Voter's Choice Act effectively changes "election day" into the last chance to vote during "election month." After your early editorial suggestion that we should wait until the end of this period to cast our

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Jackie Turner: Can homelessness be ended? I see it happen every day

June 7, 2018 — Homeless women and children is a set of words no one wants to hear. It's hard enough being alone in homelessness, but then imagine having the added responsibility of fearing how you will provide for your children. Some people will jump on the bandwagon with

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Carolyn Feuille: Make elimination of TB a priority

June 4, 2018 — Tuberculosis, the leading global infectious killer disease, is spreading despite the fact that it's preventable and curable. So, why do we allow it to remain a major cause and consequence of poverty around the world? It's because we simply haven't made the eradication of TB

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Karen Johnston: Who is really responsible for Fire Safe Council of Nevada County director’s departure?

June 4, 2018 — Regarding the May 25 article on the Fire Safe Council, boy, did that article sound like a white wash for a very arbitrary Fire Safe Board that lacks transparency and accountability to the community. I am part of the Fire Safe Community on Lower Colfax

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Walt O’Dwyer: Safety first, even on four wheels

June 4, 2018 — I had to bring this to your attention: on the front page of the April 30 edition of The Union is an individual riding a 4-wheel vehicle during the "Survive the Drive" event at Sierra College, a "safety first event." The rider did not have

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Tom Behlmer: Smarter donating with CharityWatch

June 3, 2018 — If you have not heard of CharityWatch and are considering making a donation, check them out. It is an independent charity watch dog and assigns letter grades to charities. The following is from their website: "We dive deep to let you know how efficiently a

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Sharon Wagner: Better manners needed at car show

June 3, 2018 — The May 10 "Nevada County Captures" page in The Union included a photo submitted by Allison Denton entitled, "A spectator enjoys the Downtown Grass Valley Car Show." The photo shows a woman standing by a show car with her hand on the car and her

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Charity Bryson: Become a Meals on Wheels driver

June 3, 2018 — Nick Hoppe of "Datebook" has found the secret to being "forever young." Would you like to experience that feeling of "forever young," too? Come join Nevada County's Gold Country Meals on Wheels volunteer delivery drivers. You'll be helping some of our county's most vulnerable and

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David Simonetti: Voting no to tax increases

June 1, 2018 — In recent letters to the editor, some people argue that Measure D is needed to get funding for school repairs. The problem with that is we just passed a measure for schools that did not need to pass because we already pay the highest taxes

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Linda Jack: Here’s why I’m voting for Marty Walters

June 1, 2018 — I recommend Marty Walters as the best candidate to represent California District 1. Here's why: Marty will represent the diversity of our large and varied district. So far she has put over 200,000 miles on her car visiting district communities. She understands that our representative

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Marilyn Chambliss: We need Marty Walters in Congress

June 1, 2018 — Marty Walters is my choice for U.S. Congress. Because I'm not allowed to post yard signs in my neighborhood, I have decorated the windows of my house with Marty signs. I have stood on street corners waving these signs and sat at a table outside

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Desiree Carrington: My vote’s for Smethers

June 1, 2018 — Contrary to a Facebook post, Shannan Moon is not the only candidate who has "worked (boots on the ground)" or "Supervised as a Sergeant" or "Managed as a Lieutenant." All deputies "worked (boots on the ground)" and candidate Bill Smethers has "supervised as a sergeant"

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