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Angie Lux: More critical thinking needed

September 13, 2019

After reading so many comments, letters to the editor, Other Voices columns and columnists, I’m beginning to think that too many submitters think that “critical thinking” is to be negative. One case in point is...



Dianna Suarez: NID board meeting for our water future

September 12, 2019

NID board meeting for our water future On Sept. 3, I witnessed a shameful fiasco and example of local authoritarian rule, orchestrated by a loud, aggressive, and dismissive woman throttling the voices of those most...


Paul Molino: Shared core values

September 11, 2019

Removing Trump from office will be accomplished by adhering to our core values and not centrist moderation. There is no middle ground when our values are at stake. I challenge my liberal colleagues to identify...


Carol Ann Rouse: It’s (not) the beetles

September 11, 2019

I had some trees that looked diseased on my property. My neighbor told me he thought it was the beetles causing the problem. But, as I watched the trees I found that the beetles were...


Troy Rampy: This too shall pass

September 10, 2019

“What the people want is very simple — they want an America as good as its promise.” So spoke the late Congresswoman Barbara Jordan, in the 1970s. It was true then, it’s true now, it...


Nancy Jeffery: Bravo, Susan!

September 10, 2019

I enjoyed Susan Rogers’ well-written article that called out bad behavior on all sides (LaMalfa’s Town Hall) and agree with it fully. It seems rare for people to be as objective as you are to...


Tim Geckle: Loved the BrewFest

September 9, 2019

The BrewFest on Aug. 24 at the Nevada County Fairgrounds was amazing! I was impressed at how this great event by Music in the Mountains is a wonderful gathering of our community. There were lots...



Ramona Greb: Free chipping with Sam

September 5, 2019

My thanks to the Nevada City Fire Department for their free chipping service. My neighbor and I had two large piles, which were efficiently chipped by Sam, which took many hours. An extra thanks to...


Patricia Lee Andersen:Thanks to ‘Wood for Seniors’

September 5, 2019

Mike, with “Wood for Seniors,” program cut down my dead oak tree single handedly on Memorial Day. This is a hearty group of men who volunteer their time, ability and strength toward cutting oak wood...



Maria Richards: Focus on highly-driven students

September 3, 2019

Free college tuition puts all students on a level playing field. However, opportunities like a college education should not be given to everyone on a platter. It pains me to say this, but many students...


Frank David: Parole suitability? Why?

September 3, 2019

The Aug. 15 front page of The Union revealed that Sam Strange can receive consideration for early parole. Why? Strange received two consecutive — not concurrent — 15-to-life terms for his participation in the murders...


Richard Bell: Seems I need to renew my economic studies

September 2, 2019

I should have paid more attention in my college economics class because today’s economic news has me completely baffled. Nine years ago, conservative economists, including recent FED nominee Stephen Moore, were calling for deep budget...


Douglas Bianchi: Island of civility

August 30, 2019

Island of civility Bravo to Skip Pollard and his Aug. 23 piece: “Living in Challenging Times” in The Union. I appreciate that he offers positive suggestions for dealing with our current epidemic of incivility. Providing...


Judy East: White Barn Project a success

August 29, 2019

White Barn Project a success Soroptimist International of Grass Valley’s White Barn Project just finished its second year benefitting 4-H and FFA families. It was an overwhelming success, providing a free clothing exchange for those...


Rose Wikstad: A different look at PG&E

August 28, 2019

I have read and heard so many negative things about PG&E I want to take this opportunity to let people know about the experience we had dealing with them. They sent us a letter letting...


Janet Clinger: An open letter to Congressman LaMalfa

August 27, 2019

I attended your town hall meeting in Grass Valley recently and heard you say that gun control was not effective in saving lives. Two recent studies from Boston University found that this is not the...


Bruce Rayner: Yes, something can be done about shootings

August 26, 2019

Something can be done to reduce these merciless copycat killings. The answer should be obvious but no one will suggest it: Make it illegal for the media to report anything about these shootings. Use filters...