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Jeff Kotowski: The cult of reality denial

August 19, 2018 — When it is simply irrefutable that the earth is over 4 billion years old, how is it that so many people can think the earth is less than 10,000 years old? When vaccines save more lives and help more people than any human invention, how

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Gary Stoddard: Criminal children?

August 19, 2018 — Regarding Bob Larive's letter to the editor in The Union: "illegal children criminals?" "Criminal children?" Have you no shame? Gary Stoddard Grass Valley

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Dave Wilzbach: Cool the fire

August 19, 2018 — On roads where fires can be reached with large tank trucks that usually carry petroleum, the trucks should instead be filled with water. Then connect the water to a big truck with a heavy duty water pump connecting it to a big placer mining nozzle.

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Chris Pasles: New recycling rules

August 19, 2018 — My Next Door community group is upset about Waste Management's new recycling rules (yes to plastic and glass bottles, no to most bottle caps, no to paper napkins, plates, cups and tissues, etc.). I feel the new rules will discourage recycling (too much trouble) and

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Mary West Piowaty: LaMalfa doesn’t represent me

August 17, 2018 — LaMalfa doesn't represent me Our congressional representative, Doug LaMalfa, apparently does not favorably represent the United States Forest Service. He is heard, by phone, on the news speaking about the Carr Fire. Here is the quote as he talks about federal help: " … the

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Carol Judd: Thanks, Annita, for incredible photography

August 16, 2018 — A long overdue note of appreciation to Annita Kasparian, whose incredible photos have graced The Union for several years. I'm grateful for her skills, her unusual perspectives, and the beauty she's shared from our everyday world. Thank you. Carol Judd Lincoln

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Sarah Gordon: ‘Community Involvement Day’ a win-win for all

August 16, 2018 — On July 30, the Cinderella Project participated in the Community Involvement Day at the Nevada County Fairgrounds for the second year in a row. There were 10 other worthy organizations who participated and received abundant donations for their causes. In our case, we received 75

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Thomas O’Toole: Well done, Machen

August 15, 2018 — Machen MacDonald has authored many wonderfully informative articles for The Union. His recent, "Do Your Best to Be Happy" (Aug. 6) is a classic. If read and followed, this will not only increase one's productivity but have other positive effects including making you, your company

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Tom Atkinson: #WalkAway campaign gets help from Russian trolls

August 15, 2018 — Terry McLaughlin in her column in The Union's Aug. 2 edition asks that we investigate the Walk Away movement for ourselves to see if it is "… much ado about nothing." I did, and have concluded that the movement is not much ado about nothing,

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Sharon Davisson: Statue sends the wrong message

August 14, 2018 — I strongly oppose the placement of a life-sized statue of Aaron Sargent at the convergence of East and West Broad Street in Nevada City. While I appreciate Ellen Clark Sargent and Aaron Sargent's contributions to our country's 19th amendment, I find the racist biases demonstrated

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Susan Greenwood: Drowning in partisan hyperbole

August 14, 2018 — Terry McLaughlin uses a neat trick at the end of her latest column: she tells readers, " … don't accept a cartoonist's theory of this movement …" when that is exactly what she did. Her entire column regarding the significance of the #Walkaway Campaign is

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Danita Sorenson: It seems the devil is in the details

August 13, 2018 — A statement by Mr. Mike Dent (Director of Housing & Child Support Services) broadcast on KNCO on July 30, that Nevada County had no emergency shelter last winter is technically correct. Overlooked, however, was the fact that for several years, a yearly memorandum of understanding

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Keith Grueneberg: Thank you to the Nevada County Law Enforcement and Fire Protection Council

August 13, 2018 — The volunteers who staff the Banner Mountain Fire Lookout Tower, Oregon Peak Fire Lookout Tower and Wolf Mountain Fire Lookout Tower would like to thank the Nevada County Law Enforcement and Fire Protection Council for providing updated communications equipment for each tower. This equipment will

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Ken Getz: Paying it forward by ‘paying what you can’

August 10, 2018 — On July 19, Sierra Stages presented its production of "James and the Giant Peach" at the Nevada Theatre in its first "Pay What You Can" performance. Children of all ages enjoyed the musical, and they paid what they could afford for the performance. The event

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Jeff Loberg: Stop dumping on Trump

August 10, 2018 — For two years now the American public has been subjected to a constant barrage of negative press toward President Trump and his administration, mostly with no basis other than to paint our president in a negative light. The witch hunt Mueller committee has nothing on

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Frank David: An inconvenient truth about use of deadly force

August 10, 2018 — The Aug. 6 edition of The Union had a good letter from Paul Boisvert regarding use of deadly force by police and Assembly Bill 931. Mr. Boisvert wrote that we should stand with those who are so egregiously affected, demand a higher standard for law

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Pat Lane: So long, California

August 9, 2018 — I subscribed to The Union for all 34 and a half years I have lived in Grass Valley. Some of its columnists and op-ed writers notwithstanding, I believe it presents the news fairly and unbiased, unlike the Sacramento paper that prints the news with the

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George Olive: Another example of mistrust in NID leadership

August 9, 2018 — Once again, is NID to be trusted? At the April 25 meeting, NID's general manager surprised attendees with his decision to revise the Raw Water Master Plan. His presentation was very unusual for NID: an "open and transparent process," he claimed. He had read a

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Dave Koslosky: Hats off to the Nevada County Country Club

August 9, 2018 — Kudos to Nevada County Country Club for becoming a participant in the Youth on Course program designed to enable youngsters to play golf at a huge discount. Details are available in the NCCC pro shop. Kids becoming members will enjoy many of the benefits of

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Sally Knutson: Kudos to Nevada Union Coach Sparks

August 8, 2018 — When I saw the Nevada Union High School football players marching in the Fourth of July Parade, I said to myself, "Now that is a very smart way to introduce the team to the community. Good for the boys and good for their coach." After

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