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Signatures-in-lieu could benefit candidates in upcoming election

February 15, 2018 — During the political season, the old adage, "What's in a name?" is replaced by "What's in a signature?" Often, the answer is financial might and political clout. The first step in the nearly six-month campaign schedule leading up to the June 5 election is the

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Don Rogers: Why we can’t say no

February 15, 2018 — Well, this is a first. I've never had a newspaper colleague decide to run for an elective office, until now. Not where the news staff alone numbered over 150, not at any of nine papers between here and upstate New York. Not in 32 years.

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Elise Strickler announces run for Nevada County clerk-recorder/registrar of voters

February 14, 2018 — Elise Strickler, a management analyst with Nevada County, on Wednesday announced her candidacy for clerk-recorder/registrar of voters. Strickler, 31, has served with the county for seven years, four of them in the clerk-recorder/registrar of voters office. She has a total of 13 years in customer

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Mary Anne Davis announces bid for Nevada County clerk-recorder/registrar of voters

February 13, 2018 — Mary Anne Davis, event manager/nonprofit manager with The Union newspaper, announced Tuesday her intention to run for Nevada County clerk-recorder/registrar of voters. Davis, 56, said her passion for serving the community led her to run for the office currently held by Greg Diaz, who's filed

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Greg Diaz intends to run for re-election to Nevada County clerk-recorder position, documents indicate

December 28, 2017 — Nevada County Clerk-Recorder Greg Diaz will run for re-election next year, documents filed this week indicate. The Committee to Re-Elect Diaz 2018 Nevada County Clerk Recorder on Wednesday filed a candidate intention statement. Candidates must file the document if they plan to receive campaign contributions

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Assemblyman introduces legislation re-establishing part-time legislature for California

December 19, 2017 — Assemblyman Travis Allen (R-Huntington Beach), a candidate for governor, announced he is introducing legislation to return the California Legislature to being a part-time institution, according to a news release. "During five years of serving in the California Assembly, I've seen firsthand the waste in the

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LaMalfa challengers set to hold forum in Grass Valley

September 1, 2017 — At the Sept. 5 "First Tuesday Educational Forum," sponsored by the Nevada County Democrats, the three declared Democratic candidates for the seat currently occupied by District One Congressman Doug LaMalfa will present their vision of how to unseat him. The event will be held at

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U.S. Rep. Doug LaMalfa calls for unity after shooting

June 14, 2017 — U.S. Rep. Doug LaMalfa had just stepped into a weekly breakfast Wednesday morning when his phone lit up. A member of the Republican baseball team, LaMalfa didn't attend that morning's practice where authorities say James T. Hodgkinson, 66, opened fire. Instead the California representative, whose

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Trump promises ‘first-class’ infrastructure system for US

June 7, 2017 — CINCINNATI — Dogged by allegations in Washington, President Donald Trump traveled to friendlier territory Wednesday and promised to create a "first-class" system of roads, bridges and waterways by using $200 billion in public funds to generate $1 trillion in investment to pay for construction projects

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Nevada County Supervisor Heidi Hall to speak at first Tuesday forum

June 2, 2017 — Heidi Hall, Nevada County's District One Supervisor, will be the featured speaker at the First Tuesday Educational Forum sponsored by the Nevada County Democrats at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday at the Peace Lutheran Church, 828 W. Main St. in Grass Valley. Hall worked in state

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Dan Miller announces bid for re-election to Nevada County Board of Supervisors

May 31, 2017 — Dan Miller, the Nevada County supervisor who represents District 3, announced Wednesday that he'll run for re-election next year. Miller is in his first term as supervisor for the district that represents Grass Valley. He said he wants to continue serving in that role, focusing

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KVMR to broadcast LaMalfa’s Oroville town hall meeting

April 16, 2017 — KVMR 89.5 FM Radio, Nevada City's noncommercial community radio station, will broadcast Congressman Doug LaMalfa's upcoming town hall meeting in Oroville tonight at 8. This will be the First District Congressman's second Town Hall event this year. Some estimates said 1500 people — or more

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No repeal for ‘Obamacare’ — a humiliating defeat for Trump

March 24, 2017 — WASHINGTON — In a humiliating failure, President Donald Trump and GOP leaders yanked their bill to repeal "Obamacare" off the House floor Friday when it became clear it would fail badly — after seven years of nonstop railing against the health care law. Democrats said

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Nevada County Tea Party hosts speaker to talk about Constitution

February 24, 2017 — National speaker Jake MacAulay is the guest speaker at a special Nevada County Tea Party meeting March 2. He will speak on "How to Secure the Blessings of Liberty for our Posterity: Reaching the Next Generation". MacAulay serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the

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Nevada County Board of Supervisors to set 2017 priorities

February 12, 2017 — The Nevada County Board of Supervisors will vote this Tuesday to set their 2017 priorities. Supervisors are scheduled to meet at 9 a.m. at the Eric Rood Administrative Center, 950 Maidu Ave., Nevada City. Top priorities this year for supervisors include supporting a stakeholder process

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California Democratic Party leader to speak in Grass Valley

February 2, 2017 — Eric C. Bauman, current Vice Chair and candidate for Chair the California Democratic Party, will be the special guest speaker at the First Tuesday Educational Forum sponsored by the Nevada County Democrats at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Peace Lutheran Church, 828 W. Main St.

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Labor law update — Information Nevada County businesses need to know

January 31, 2017 — The 2017 Labor Law Seminar will cover such topics as recent labor law legislation, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission developments and the impact of the new Administration on labor relations. The seminar will be presented as a partnership between the Nevada County Regional Chambers of Commerce,

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Women Mobilize in Nevada County Following the March

January 27, 2017 — It's been estimated more than 5 million women and men participated in the Women's March worldwide on Jan. 21. Having just celebrated one of the largest marches in history, Nevada County women are marching forward and moving into action. What began as intimate living room

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Yuba Lit to focus on values threatened under Trump

January 18, 2017 — On Friday, Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. From where Rachel Howard sits, Trump's administration has many concerned about the freedoms and values they currently enjoy. The question becomes how to channel those concerns. Howard, a Nevada

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Not about Trump: Rally organizers push unity over divisiveness

November 15, 2016 — Those who showed up to Sunday night's rally in downtown Nevada City can take solace in one thing: The future is on their side. According to a survey by the Pew Research Center, the so-called millennial generation tends to lean left. The center surveyed more

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