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Paul Moore: Dear Rep. LaMalfa, time for party values to be defined

June 22, 2018 — It is time to shake things up again. I have been somewhat patient for well over a year now trying to discover what the values of the Republican Party, and more specifically Mr. Trump, are. It seems that Mr. Trump's only real concern is personal

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Manny Montes: Progressive movement jumping into abyss

June 22, 2018 — An extraordinary thing is happening right before our eyes. The implosion of the progressive movement, and its complicit ministry of propaganda, our news media, are jumping head first into the abyss, oblivious to the progressive ideological dangers of their descent. The incipient tyrant in every

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Elaine Meckler: Women of Worth an aptly named nonprofit

June 19, 2018 — I want to thank The Union, Jennifer Nobles, reporter, and Elias Funez, photographer, for creating such a wonderful article about Women of Worth. They were very professional and extremely sensitive when asking questions. I wanted to add my thoughts to this wonderful and important story.

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Terry McAteer: Community press is binding force in Nevada County

June 19, 2018 — The concept of "freedom of the press" has been under greater scrutiny these past few years due to the proliferation of online news agencies and social media sites. This new era of being subjected to a barrage of instantaneous information has left us, the consumer,

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Jack Sanchez: Saving fish and our local environment

June 18, 2018 — So far, Save Auburn Ravine Salmon and Steelhead has salmon up 22 of the 33-mile length of the Auburn Ravine, with all flashboard dams below Lincoln removed by owners no later than October 15 and not returned until April 15 to allow salmon and steelhead

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Thomas Elias: Despite whiners, top two again works as planned

June 18, 2018 — It happens every two years during the spring primary election season: One major party or the other feels wronged by the Top Two primary system Californians adopted in 2010 and whines for months about its plight. In 2016, the griping came from Republicans whose vote

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Trump: keep doing what you’re doing

June 17, 2018 — This is in response to Darrell Berkheimer's editorial on June 9 entitled, "What should America do to be great again?" Berkheimer begins his article with the opinion that the United States is declining in both image and importance and that's being accelerated by President Trump.

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Gary Litke: Not everyone in favor of development

June 15, 2018 — Tobin Daugherty, developer of the proposed Gilded Springs subdivision on West Main Street, recently held a meeting for concerned neighbors and community members. He apparently wasn't listening to those in attendance. On June 11, Mr. Dougherty told a KNCO reporter that except for the tomato

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Brent Hastey: Current thoughts – the Lower Yuba River Accord

June 15, 2018 — May 2018 officially marked 10 successful years of the Lower Yuba River Accord, a statewide model settlement agreement between 18 different agencies, with many different interests and needs, all working together to make the Yuba River better. The Lower Yuba River Accord improves conditions for

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Thomas Elias: Newsom should have no trouble finding more votes

June 15, 2018 — As the primary election vote count drags on, not to reach a final tally until July 6, one large question confronts Gavin Newsom, winner of a plurality of the vote in the preliminary round of this year's run for governor: Where will he get another

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Sheila Sova: Honor Merchant Marine in mural proposed for Grass Valley’s Memorial Park

June 14, 2018 — Absolutely Autumn Gallagher should include the U.S. Merchant Marine of World War II in the proposed patriotic mural. My name is Sheila M. Sova and I volunteer for the American Merchant Marine Veterans organization. My job is to educate the public on the Forgotten Heroes

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Dan Brown: A history of violence

June 13, 2018 — After reading Mr. Fabersunne's May 26 "Other Voices" column about the need for Americans and Israelis to seek atonement for misdeeds to Native Americans and Palestinians, I took up his challenge to investigate. Good news. No need for Mr. Fabersunne to atone and give his

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Gavrila Nikhila: The women on Highway 49

June 11, 2018 — I pull up to the Wayne Brown Correctional Facility off Highway 49, and turn right on Maidu Ave. When I mention our county jail, curious faces inquire, "We have a jail? Where's the jail?" Many people do not realize that when they drive on Highway

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Steven Pettit: Boondoggle

June 10, 2018 — In May 2017, John Drew told us, "The truth about the Centennial Reservoir and the Bear River." That truth, it turns out … the Bear River is a seasonally dry "ephemeral stream" or in NID doublespeak it's "underfit" — simply not enough water to reliably

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Marilyn Adams George: Soroptimists celebrate community service

June 8, 2018 — Soroptimist International of Grass Valley recently held its annual "Celebration of Service" in the Nevada County Contractor's Association's conference room. A gathering of Soroptimist members and recipients of the annual awards and grants met for a presentation of $11,500 in gifts to local scholarship winners

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Bernadette Garcia: Hospitality and a serenade in Nevada City

June 7, 2018 — I am not a local. Although I was born in Los Angeles, raised in Pasadena, and still consider myself a "California girl," most of my adult life has been spent in other places: Paris; Florida, New Hampshire, and for the largest portion, Reno, Nevada, which

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Ron Lowe: About AI, aka ‘Artificial Intelligence’

June 6, 2018 — Artificial Intelligence, also known as AI, is evolving and it will hit a singularity before most people even realize we have robots that can think on their own. Facebook, in its infinite wisdom, installed two AI programs on its platform. CEO Mark Zuckerberg said, "With

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Dianna Suarez: Centennial Dam a pipe dream of despot director

June 5, 2018 — In response to the op-ed piece by John Drew on May 11, I am surprised that The Union newspaper published this confusing and disjointed jumble of New-Agey platitudes, making no cohesive point except that NID Director John Drew, the originator of the Centennial Dam boondoggle,

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Rita Behr: Fire control regulations, thought manipulations

June 5, 2018 — On Aug. 22, the Grass Valley City Council amended Chapter 8.16.230 and 8.16.240 of the City of Grass Valley Municipal Code regarding fire control regulations, to be implemented on June 1, 2018. Most would say this is necessary at first glance. Take a second look

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Bruce Rayner: In search of common sense

June 4, 2018 — Common Sense is something most of us have had since childhood. It's ingrained, the product of our upbringing and family values. It's our moral compass, giving us a feeling for right and wrong and what makes sense when solving problems. We use it to see

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