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Don Rogers: Last call for Dad

January 23, 2020

It was the right decision, the only one left. No less awful. Variations of our drama were playing out in all the rooms. ICU had an everyday quality I found comforting somehow. People in blue...



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...


Nancy Eubanks: Time for Trump to go

January 22, 2020

What has happened to the Republican Party in the time of Trump? It used to be the party of “the Moral Majority,” but now blindly support this president who has had multiple adulterous affairs, cheated...



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...



Pauli Halstead: Hindsight is 2020

January 21, 2020

Did a doctor (an MD), or a psychiatrist evaluate Gabriel Strickland before he was released? If he was known to be mentally ill, and need a higher level of care, he never should have been...



Lorraine Reich: Overturning Citizens United

January 21, 2020

Jan. 21 marked the 10th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s “Citizens United” decision, which unleashed the deluge of money in politics we see today. With millions upon millions of dollars being spent by big...


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...





Thomas Elias: Rent control again: Is this vote needed?

January 20, 2020

It was a head-scratcher the other day when the AIDS Healthcare Foundation submitted more than 1 million voter signatures aiming to place comprehensive rent control before Californians next fall, just two years after they rejected...