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Obamacare helps cut the ranks of uninsured children — by half

Obamacare helps cut the ranks of uninsured children — by half

“For the legions of Obamacare haters – as well as those who rail against big government – here’s something to think about: From 2008 to 2014, the percentage of California children without health insurance was cut in half,” according to … Continue reading

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The Union’s sister newspaper won the “&rsquo Nation&rsquo” award!

The Union’s sister newspaper won the “&rsquo Nation&rsquo” award!

Another prestigious journalism award for a sister newspaper of The Union: the “&rsquo Nation&rsquo” award, according to the newspaper chain’s own website. Well, congratulations!

Jeff Pellines Sierra Foothills Report
Newspapers shed iconic real estate for $$$ — latest is Tribune Tower

Newspapers shed iconic real estate for $$$ — latest is Tribune Tower

Editor’s note: Tribune Tower  is an iconic building with a storied past. In the ’80s and ’90s, I visited the building on Chicago’s Michigan Avenue when I was a graduate student at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern.  I met … Continue reading

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Bent Metal opens new tasting room in downtown Grass Valley

Bent Metal opens new tasting room in downtown Grass Valley

Bent Metal has opened a secondary tasting room at 163 Mill Street in downtown Grass Valley. It is the fifth winery tasting room in the historic downtown. The others are Avanguardia, Lucchesi, Sierra Starr and Smith Vineyard. “Scott and Judy … Continue reading

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From Trader Joe’s to high tech: “You can’t always get what you want”

From Trader Joe’s to high tech: “You can’t always get what you want”

The Costco pullout in North Auburn was a reminder that “you can’t always get what you want” when it comes to attracting businesses. Here are some more examples: Auburn: “My husband was on a plane with Sr VP of New … Continue reading

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The Union publisher, meet The Union cartoonist

The Union publisher, meet The Union cartoonist

The Union Publisher Don Rogers, meet The Union cartoonist RL Crabb: Don writes this week: “I found (Hunter) Thompson an obnoxious ass, a boor. Drunk, drugged up, proud of shooting stuff, blowing up stuff, juvenile stuff. Belligerent, arrogant, in love with … Continue reading

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Trump sticks to hard immigration line after ‘thoughtful’ meeting with Mexico’s President

Trump sticks to hard immigration line after ‘thoughtful’ meeting with Mexico’s President

“Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump capped off his two-country whirlwind tour Wednesday night by advocating for mass deportation, extreme vetting, and a wall that Mexico would pay for — even if they didn’t know it yet,” as NBC News is … Continue reading

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2016 Lambert award goes to Paul Emery

2016 Lambert award goes to Paul Emery

By Marching Presidents of Nevada City Nevada City musician, producer and broadcaster Paul Emery has been selected as the recipient of the 27th Annual Col. William H. “Bill” Lambert Award. The prestigious Lambert Award is presented annually by the Famous … Continue reading

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Obama pledges more federal aid for Lake Tahoe

Obama pledges more federal aid for Lake Tahoe

From the blog of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine: By White House Today, President Obama will speak at the 20th Anniversary of the Annual Lake Tahoe Summit about the importance of partnerships and innovation in tackling our shared climate and conservation challenges. … Continue reading

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White House announces more federal aid for Lake Tahoe region

White House announces more federal aid for Lake Tahoe region

By White House Today, President Obama will speak at the 20th Anniversary of the Annual Lake Tahoe Summit about the importance of partnerships and innovation in tackling our shared climate and conservation challenges. The visit builds on other recent announcements, including the 100th anniversary of America’s National Park Service, last week’s designation of the Katahdin Woods...

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