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Our View: Those who serve bear a heavy weight

May 31, 2019

The stories from war have weight and are hard to carry. These stories often stay hidden, unspoken. Maybe those carrying them saw little action. Maybe they saw plenty and don’t want to remember. Others are...

Our View: The campaign season that wouldn’t die

March 1, 2019

Political campaigns in this country are akin to Frankenstein’s monster. Constantly lurching forward and out of our control, present day American campaigns are in dire need of a mob bearing torches and pitchforks. Of course,...

Our View: Why shut the door on governor’s visit?
Our View: Why shut the door on governor’s visit?

February 21, 2019

To paraphrase from a famous movie, Gov. Gavin Newsom’s understanding of the word “transparency” doesn’t mean what he thinks it means. Transparency doesn’t include restricting access to a League of Cities meeting held today in...

Our View: Ready Nevada County?

February 15, 2019

For decades, the mantra has been “Only you can prevent forest fires.” That’s certainly still true, but there is a whole lot of work underway toward a shift in the paradigm, and you will soon...

Our View: Shot in the arm needed for anti-vaxxers

February 8, 2019

Jenny McCarthy needs to be singled out for her views on vaccination. The anti-vax movement — a belief that vaccinations are linked to autism in children and should be avoided — isn’t completely McCarthy’s fault....

Our View: Nevada County takes action on homelessness

January 25, 2019

In the case of homelessness, Nevada County has been watching a movie with a poor script for years. We’ve lurched from one plot point to the next with little reason. We’ve winced as the players...

Our View: It’s time to take a Love Walk

January 18, 2019

Few people enjoy discussing race. It’s one of the more uncomfortable topics, beating even politics and religion as taboo subjects at the dinner table. Here in Nevada County race doesn’t often rear its head. One...

Our View: Let’s meet the new Nevada County sheriff

January 11, 2019

It’s cliché, but we’re going to say it anyway: There’s a new sheriff in town. On Monday Shannan Moon took the oath of office and became the sheriff of Nevada County. People who crowded into...

Our View: Share the blame in botched murder case

January 4, 2019

The headlines just keep coming for Finley Fultz. Accused in the 2014 shooting death of Isaac Zafft at a Penn Valley marijuana grow, Fultz had been jailed for two-and-a-half years awaiting trial. It finally happened,...