Wake up, people | TheUnion.com

Wake up, people

It must be nice to be so out of touch with reality that issues like how factual movies are or color schemes of businesses get so much attention. I am flabbergasted by how little attention is given a very real and immediate concern, such as the drug solution.

We hear about the problem all the time. It is getting worse daily. The crime rate is rising. At least 80 percent of all crime is directly or indirectly drug-related. Younger and younger people are becoming addicted.

When are the people and organizations who could really have an impact on this situation going to break open their fat wallets? That is what it boils down to. Money for treatment and education.

Thank God for programs like Drug Court. It saved my life. But it can’t help everyone. Why, you ask? Lack of funds. (For donation information, go to http://www.nevadacountydrugcourt.com) Wake up, people – your kid could be next.

Bob Rogers

Nevada City

Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Grass Valley and Nevada County make The Union’s work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Your donation will help us continue to cover COVID-19 and our other vital local news.


Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User


Margaret Burlew: Mining is our history


I am writing in regards to the “Stop the Mines” signs I am seeing around town. Grass Valley is known to be a mining town. If not for the mines our beautiful city might not…

See more