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What office is Hodge seeking? How about GV Council?

Hilary Hodge, The Union’s featured columnist on Tuesday, announced in today’s column that she’s going to drop the column and run for public office. (Maybe that’s why they put a new mug shot on her column a couple of months … Continue reading

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They may vote for Trump, but they’re not his kind of people

Charles Pecker, owner of the National Enquirer, is a long-time buddy of Donald Trump, and that bias is reflected in his supermarket tabloid known for its shaky relationship to the facts. The bias was certainly obvious during last year’s election … Continue reading

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Memo to Podunk: Silicon Valley ain’t what it used to be

Jeff “Podunk” Pelline says I’m wrong when I include Uber, a San Francisco company, in Silicon Valley. Here’s what Wikipedia has to say about that: “As more high-tech companies were established across the Santa Clara Valley, and then north toward … Continue reading

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Where is Royal’s candidate for sheriff?

Sheriff’s Capt. Shannan Moon earlier this week joined former Grass Valley Police Chief John Foster in a historic bid to succeed Keith Royal as sheriff of Nevada County. Now all we need is Royal’s preferred successor to announce his candidacy. … Continue reading

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And I thought it was a joke

I thought it was a joke when I first saw a passing reference to the nomination of Callista Gingrinch as the U.S. ambassador to the Vatican. Somebody’s employing fake news to have some fun, I said to myself. It turns … Continue reading

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The facts they are a changin’

Jeff “Podunk” Pelline, the self-styled ethical compass of the foothills, likes to keep reminding us about his high-minded departure from his position as editor of The Union. The problem here is that the facts keep changing. Pelline first wrote a … Continue reading

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Conservatives create jobs too

Jeff “Podunk” Pelline, the self-proclaimed economic development guru of Nevada County, has complained for years that the presence of knuckle-dragging conservatives is retarding growth in our fair community. In Podunk’s telling, these people discourage young entrepreneurs from moving or establishing … Continue reading

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