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John Palmer: Get ready to party!

March 18, 2019 — It is time my friends to begin planning for the biggest, most joyous celebration our country has ever seen. It will be happening soon and without much notice, so we must be ready. Public servants, get ready to issue permits to close streets for public

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Roger Hagen: Where is my medicine?

March 18, 2019 — In response to Ron Lowe's letter of Feb. 12 "universal basic income". Where is my medicine? Roger Hagen Grass Valley

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John Fleming: Favoritism to LaMalfa?

March 18, 2019 — LaMalfa must have friends at The Union. A recent front page article speaks highly of his bill to return funds to the feds for the High Speed Rail Project. Buried on the back page is the AP story of the anti-Semitism bill that passed in

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Ricki Heck: Gratitude on Greenhorn

March 18, 2019 — Recently a massive tree fell across Greenhorn Road in Grass Valley about a quarter of a mile in. This blocked all residents from coming and going, essentially trapping us in our homes. A kind and generous neighbor living at the top of Liquid Amber Road,

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Donna Prince: Crab and shrimp feed a success

March 17, 2019 — The members of Higgins Diggins Lions Club wants to thank everyone in our community who attended and supported our annual "Crab & Shrimp Feed" in February. Our two-day event served 1,450 pounds of crab, 220 pounds of shrimp, 25 gallons of pasta, 70 loaves of

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Dan Bartlett: The cost of illegal immigration

March 14, 2019 — In examining the annual cost of illegal immigration on the U.S. taxpayers, a recent comprehensive report by the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) notes that of the 12 million-plus illegal immigrants and their 4 million-plus dreamer children, 60 percent will end up on welfare

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Terry Boyer: Gold Country Grand Prix expresses gratitude

March 14, 2019 — In gratitude to The Union and the community, our race series here in western Nevada County reached the conclusion of its 13 year with the running/walking of the Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning 2018 at Nevada Union High School. The celebration of that milestone was

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Patricia Black: Here’s how I would handle our elections

March 13, 2019 — The Federal Election Commission would manage the campaigning. I actually would put the League of Women Voters in charge. There would be no outside money at all allowed. Candidates would be provided a brochure, a TV ad, debates with opponents, and a campaign bus. The

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Richard Shaut: The value of community

March 13, 2019 — Thank you, publisher Don Rogers, for your kind and thoughtful op-ed piece on the value and humanity of local community news. Engagement in local events diminish partisanship. The closer we are to each other; the kinder and more understanding we become. At a distance or

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Bruce & Scottie Hart: Applause for op-ed on access policy

March 12, 2019 — Gerald G. Doane's Feb. 25 "Other Voices" column on access policy was a real breath of fresh air. While he is right that "Political process is often difficult to change with reason," we vigorously applaud his sensible approach. His steps for making rational border policy

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Brian Berry: Baird has withdrawn from California Senate race, but name still on ballot

March 12, 2019 — When I received my mail in ballot I saw that Steve Baird's name is still on it. As he's officially withdrawn from the race, I think it would've been proper to enclose an insert stating this. My concern is he'll draw votes in spite of

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Valerie Kack: Protect a woman’s right to choose abortion

March 11, 2019 — I want to publicly thank Lynn Wenzel for her very well-written Other Voices about the very difficult decision women must sometimes make. Abortion is never an easy decision, nor is it easily forgotten, self-forgiven or a cavalier way to manage a lack of birth control

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Alice Munkelt: Thanks for discussing the ‘great inevitable’

March 10, 2019 — Thanks, Dick Tracy, for your column. I'm 99, but still around apparently to suffer the disorder now existent in our country. Such a discussion is essential in as much as the medical community asks for info that requires the cooperation of your family or associates.

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Al Schafer: For the children

March 10, 2019 — Thank you for publishing Cory Fisher's fine interview with Emily Bucher, and her family, who experienced the superior medical services of the Shiners Hospital for Children in Sacramento. The article clearly illustrated the challenges of diagnosing and treating infants, young children and teenagers. Our local

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Elizabeth Price: Thank you to the good Samaritans

March 10, 2019 — I wish to sincerely thank all those good Samaritans who stopped by to render aid or assistance to a stranded traveler Friday last. My faith in the goodness of my fellow human beings has increased. Especially a "thank you" to Eric, who loaned me his

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Nancy Brost: The rest of the story

March 10, 2019 — George Boardman's column on Feb. 24 failed to present all the facts. In the full video of the State of the Union address, President Trump signed the cap presented to him by Congressman LaMalfa. Instead, Mr. Boardman fails to report the whole story and creates

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Margaret Munson: The wall — it’s all about ego

March 8, 2019 — Trump claims, with inaccurate information, that drugs coming over the southern border are the prime reason for building a wall, a wall that most Americans do not want. The prime reason for the wall is that it is a monument to his arrogance and ego.

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Rob Wunderlich: Approve city-owned open space in Nevada City

March 8, 2019 — At the Feb. 13 Nevada City City Council meeting a proposal to acquire the 377 Wyoming Rd. parcel for city-owned open space was discussed. After listening to extensive and thoughtful public comment, I am strongly in favor of the city pursuing this opportunity. This is

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Joyce Banzhaf: Environmental scorecards are in

March 7, 2019 — The League of Conservation Voters and The California League of Conservation Voters have just released their annual scorecards of how our members of Congress have voted on environmental issues. U.S. Rep. Doug LaMalfa got a 3 percent score. California Sen. Ted Gaines got 25 percent.

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John Deam: Need for civil behavior in Nevada City

March 7, 2019 — I read the Page 1 free speech article of Feb. 16. I'm anxious to shop again at J.J. Jackson and Wheyward Girl Creamery, have lunch at Three Forks and dine at Friar Tucks. Now that I know that it's OK for panhandlers to once again

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