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Debbie Gibbs: A healthy economy, really?

February 25, 2020

The news media and president gush about our great economy with low unemployment and a rising stock market. But these measures are like evaluating a sick patient only by her temperature. Let’s explore our economic...


Rafe Ellis: Healing our collective soul

February 25, 2020

In response to the Feb. 11 article ‘We’re just absolutely sick,’ says principal.” I want to be surprised. I want to be shocked. I want this sort of behavior to be a truly aberrant experience...


Thomas Elias: California carrying the national economy

February 24, 2020

Upon hearing about his impeachment and the allegations that President Trump has told more than 15,000 documentable lies during his almost 1,100 days in office, his supporters generally have one major rejoinder: The economy is...




Terry McAteer: Quiz time on Nevada County garbage

February 23, 2020

OK, here are 10 questions for you to answer concerning your trash and recycling. Data is supplied by Waste Management and the County of Nevada’s Solid Waste Department. See how astute you are concerning your...


Manny Montes: Our news media is failing at informing

February 21, 2020

A coin is flipped over and over again, and however many more times it is flipped, it always comes up heads. One would be accurate to proclaim the coin is illegitimate. One might also point...


Thomas Straus: Vote for Amy Klobuchar for president

February 21, 2020

See page 7 of the official voter information guide for the California Presidential Primary Election, March 3, 2020. Some of you may already have voted in the primary election. Some may think that the primary...





Doug Fleming: On the campaign trail

February 20, 2020

Having been on the Nevada City Council campaign trail for some months now, I’ve learned a lot from speaking to many residents and business owners. There are some consistent threads of concern as well as...


Don Rogers: Words to live by

February 20, 2020

Surely you’ve told your life story to somebody, something of your ups and your downs, and at least hinted at what you hold dear, your most important values. If only to yourself. What is your...




Brian Hamilton: What would our heroes say today?

February 18, 2020

Watching an eyewitness to one of our nation’s most historic moments swell with pride as he shared his story left a lump in my throat. Manuel “Chick” Cicogni’s eyes grew wide with excitement, his hands...