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Last Friday I read in disbelief the announcement of the upcoming debate between Gov. Brown and the Republican contender, Niel Kashkari, that took place the night before. How is it possible to have this article published the day after the event? Did the editor read the AP article before publishing it? Was the assumption that no one would be interested, or that Gov. Brown is a shoo in, regardless of what Mr. Kashkari may have to say or offer? A recent “Our View” article bemoaned that not enough people are politically engaged. Well, is The Union engaged?

By no means does The Union stand alone in making the only debate for the highest office in our state a non-event. The powers be, scheduled the debate on the same night as a major football game, meaning, that, most likely those under 60 would be watching that. The debate was televised only on two stations, Fox Sacramento and CSPAN. Not exactly mainstream.

And we wonder why people do not get out and vote, are uninformed, unengaged, apathetic.



Annamaria S. Sauer

Nevada City


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