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Scottie Hart: Stop the hatin’ — start the healin’

January 23, 2020

Norris Burkes was right in his Jan. 20 editorial. Outraged pundits from the left and from the right sides of the political spectrum understand that getting us angry enough to “like” them is the sure...



Nancy Brost: Vote Deborah Wilder for District 1 supervisor

January 22, 2020

As a former city council member for eight years, serving as mayor for two years, Deborah Wilder, candidate for District 1 Supervisor, will bring experience and innovative ideas to the Nevada County Board of Supervisors....


Mindy Oberne: Serving the community

January 22, 2020

I want to thank optometrists Stephanie Kirschbaum and Layne Christensen (Christensen Optometric) for volunteering at the Grass Valley two-day free health care clinic. The clinic served 850 people with dental, vision, and medical care. While...


Tim McCall: An open letter to U.S. Senator McConnell

January 21, 2020

Senator McConnell, The House was required by the Constitution to impeach the president for “…Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes or Misdemeanors.” The House failed in their mission in that the Articles of Impeachment do...



Ronda Herrin: Dentists go above and beyond

January 20, 2020

Kudos to the Butte-Sierra Dental Society members who generously gave their time and talents at the CareForce two-day weekend dental clinic. Thanks to Drs. Clove, Creasey, Kattuah, Rockwell, Sumner, Turner, Valentine, and board president, Dr....


Billy Packard: AP and The Union are left-leaning

January 20, 2020

In this day of ubiquitous news sources, why does The Union rely almost exclusively on the Associated Press? The AP is very biased and obviously so. The Union’s political position is so heavily left-leaning these...






Cathy Anderson-Meyers: Support in D.C. for Alzheimer’s research

January 17, 2020

I would like to thank Congressman LaMalfa for his continued support in Washington for issues related to Alzheimer’s research, care and support. Thanks to bipartisan support from Congressman LaMalfa and others, Congress increased federal funding...


Donna Levitt: Thanks for the candidates forum

January 17, 2020

I’m feeling thankful for the candidates forum put on by the League of Women Voters on Jan. 9. I was very impressed by Elizabeth Betancourt, who came across as well informed with a rich background...


Debbie Gibbs: Please reuse those plastic bottles

January 16, 2020

Do you have a tinge of guilt these days when you put a single use plastic shampoo bottle in the recycle bin? Will it really be recycled and transformed to a useful product? Or will...



Terry Lamphier: The naked emperor stands

January 15, 2020

Mr. Bartlett’s response to my guest column avoids my points, but illustrates them by using typical conservative rhetorical logic fallacies. He opens by a quote he implies was by me but not saying so directly:...



Ron Lowe: Massive economic inequality

January 14, 2020

Twenty six billionaires have the same combined net worth as the poorest 3.8 billion people on the planet. That’s inequality. Or, 25 families control almost $1.4 trillion in wealth. The world’s wealthiest family, the Waltons...