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Tim McCall: ‘Make America white again?’

July 19, 2019

Our Speaker of the House, third in line for the presidency, leader of our Democrat party; the Honorable Nancy Pelosi, has accused those who believe we should control the southern border, of trying to “make...


Donna Christensen: Go see ‘Cabaret’

July 19, 2019

Thank you Sierra Stages, and the fabulously talented actors, dancers, singers and musicians for bringing the musical Cabaret to Nevada City. My husband, friends and I are still marveling over and talking about the show....


FEEDBACK: Where were you when the Eagle landed?

July 19, 2019

Editor’s note: With today’s 50th anniversary of the moon landing, The Union recently reached out to readers to share their memories from June 20, 1969, one of the most awe-inspiring moments in American history. A...


Rick DeKnoop: On Yuba County Jail conditions

July 18, 2019

I just finished reading an article in the July 6 edition of The Union. On the front page is Janeth Rodriguez, advocating for illegal detainee prisoners in Yuba County Jail. So they are unhappy with...



Scott McLean: More than 4,000 lies

July 17, 2019

When someone lies more than 4,000 times, then tells you something else is a good idea, you are caught in a con. Trump is a narcissistic egotist who lies. Nothing is as ignorant nor as...


Jan Roche: Kudos to ‘Cabaret,’ a must see

July 16, 2019

Last night we attended the performance of “Cabaret,” presented by Sierra Stages. It was an excellent performance by an outstanding cast. We are fortunate to have so much talent in our area and the production...


Leah Schwinn: Helping children in need

July 15, 2019

Last year I volunteered for the Gold Country Kiwanis Club, taking disadvantaged kids shopping for school clothes. I was so thankful for the experience. The kids were so sweet, appreciative and thrilled with what they...



Dan Brown: A parade of advertisements

July 11, 2019

A parade of advertisements The Fourth of July parade was a disappointment. The parade was mostly an advertising caravan of cars, vans, off road vehicles, trucks; not a celebration of patriotism. Patriotism may be the...


Mike Hauser: A real ‘welcome home’

July 10, 2019

It was almost 50 years ago I came back home from the war in Vietnam. The reception I got in most public places was to say the least, not welcoming. I had the good fortune...



Chris Mills: Long lines at the dump

July 8, 2019

The McCourtney Road dump is operated by Waste Management, Inc. It seems they have lowered the cost of disposing of wood and yard waste; but the limited space available for dumping allows only about four...


Chris Pasles: Kudos to ‘This is where I leave you’

July 7, 2019

Kudos to ‘This is where I leave you’ Thank you, Sam Corey, for your sensitive, well-written and well-researched front-page story on Joy Harris, Anne Wood and their family (“This Is Where I Leave You,” The...


Jeff Loberg: A need for responsible Republicans

July 5, 2019

Is there any wonder why the State of California has gone from being the envy of the nation and the world to a bastion of homelessness, crumbling infrastructure, and a place regarded as a nice...


Ron Lowe: Liberty must be kept by ‘force’?

July 5, 2019

A Washington state Republican legislator told an audience at a “God and Country” event to prepare for a civil war. A recording of the event shows that Rep. Matt Shea said that America is no...


Angie Lux: Making evacuation routes safe

July 4, 2019

It is obvious from the letters and columns on the editorial pages of the concern about Grass Valley/Nevada City becoming the next Paradise. I’m pleased that my neighbors and myself have done a lot of...


Don Schmidt: Art classes important for human development

July 4, 2019

I’m very disappointed with the decision by the Nevada Joint Union High School District administration to make scheduling changes that will essentially eliminate performing arts classes for the freshman students. I guess I should be...


Donna Cobb: Kudos to a real angel

July 3, 2019

Recently we at United Way of Nevada County lost a very generous volunteer. Al Yates passed away about a month ago. He was a giving, caring man who, as it happened, was always the only...


A must have

July 3, 2019

Kudos to Valerie Costa and her colleagues at The Union who produced the Nevada County Business Connections. Outstanding resource material, whether you’re in business or not. If you live in Nevada County it’s a must...