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Ray Bryars: Ensure vs. insure

May 19, 2019

I am not a teacher, but I want to take this opportunity to teach teachers and the next generation about the use of “ensure” versus “insure.” For many years now, I have just groaned at...


Logan Berrian: Digusting narratives must be challenged

May 17, 2019

I find it particularly abhorrent that the folks inciting fear and terror about a James Comey-led jihad at Grass Valley Charter School Foundation’s fundraiser are the same craven lunatics who deny that any number of...


Sam Mills: Nevada County’s Sudoku tournament a hit

May 17, 2019

To the readers of The Union — I had an opportunity to volunteer at this year’s third annual Sudoku Tournament and really enjoyed the experience. Everyone had a good time, kids and parents alike. The...


Rick Bethel: On dialysis clinics

May 15, 2019

I was very upset to read about columnist Thomas Elias’s views of the dialysis clinics’ problems. Why is it when there is a problem we immediately go to the lowest paid people and declare that...



Eddie Falick: In remembrance of Pete Seeger

May 14, 2019

In remembrance: On May 3, I was thinking of Pete Seeger who would have reached the age of 100. I mourned his passing in 2014, but keep his light shining in my heart. He was...


Ron Lowe: The great divide

May 14, 2019

From George W. Bush to Donald Trump, Republicans have played the anti-abortion card. Abortion is without question, the most emotional issue of politics and morality that faces the nation today. The language of the debate...



Robert Burk: Include all the facts

May 13, 2019

I am shocked and appalled that medical professionals would omit critical information when responding to a question about a medical condition. In the “Ask The Doctors” column appearing in the April 3 edition, the columnists...



Shirley Porter: Triumph of spirit

May 12, 2019

Diane S. Davy, thank you for a wonderful Other Voices column on April 30. As a gardener in Grass Valley for the past 15 years, I too grow roses and love to see the first...


Robert Erickson: Thanks, DMV

May 12, 2019

It seems to be fashionable to complain about DMV but I believe in giving credit where it is due. I recently had to renew my driver’s license and wanted to get a “Real ID” in...


Roger Brouwer: PG&E being a little too generous to employees

May 12, 2019

Regarding Wednesday’s article in The Union about PG&E’s plan for $235 million in bonuses, the article indicated that “payments will not go to senior management but be given to about 10,000 rank-and-file employees.” I don’t...



Charley Hooper: Know both sides

May 10, 2019

In his April 13 letter to the editor, John Palmer (Political philosophy; conservatives vs. liberals) needs to check his facts. Adolf Hitler’s Nazi party was nationalistic and socialist (its full name was the National Socialist...



Jo Ann Rebane: A choice between two good candidates

May 9, 2019

Both Brian Dahle and Kevin Kiley are excellent assemblymen and both are vying for your vote to elect one of them to the State Senate. Mr. Kiley’s youth and energy may attract you. I however...


Paul Hauck: A rebuttal on immigration

May 9, 2019

In response to a letter to the editor by David Farrell on April 23, I believe that a more careful reading of my letter will demonstrate that I did not say that illegal immigrants receive...



Scott Rogers: Reality vs. fake news

May 8, 2019

Many of us know excellent folks from Mexico and Central America who do the work we need. My experiences with these folks has been always positive. I am saddened by the current push to keep...