EDITORIAL: For the holidays, here’s to all the good things

This is the Thanksgiving weekend edition of Bravos and Barbs, which means it’s all about … Read more

It has been a great run

In July 1976, my wife, Nancy, who was pregnant with our first child, Erica, and … Read more

Watershed is a box of matches

When Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, the people found out how low they were on … Read more

Election 2018 brings new faces

This looks like it could be the year of the anti-incumbent on both the Tuolumne … Read more

EDITORIAL - Despite hectic election, readers search for brighter side

In another time, when journalists did not have all sorts of information at their fingertips, … Read more

EDITORIAL — Just vote

By now, you’ve likely been barraged by mailers and television ads and people hanging flyers … Read more

EDITORIAL - Angels Camp finds a surefire economic development idea

Angels Camp is a little city with a big — and good — idea. The … Read more

Tragedies often awaken our desire to make a difference

Four years ago, my world stopped. My calendar didn’t get changed or updated for months. … Read more

Think about what’s best for the students too

I took a couple classes at Columbia College during high school, but this is my … Read more

Economy approaching dangerous territory

By Marvin Keshner

Our economy is a tale of two cities. On the good side, the national unemployment … Read more

EDITORIAL: A new editorial page

Today is the last day we will publish election-related letters to the editor. It’s been … Read more

CNVC turns 40

This year marks Center For A Non Violent Community’s 40th anniversary supporting survivors of domestic … Read more

EDITORIAL - Taking a look at downtown Sonora

A sad saga There is no one villain in the saga of the Sonora Armory, … Read more

On training, cleaning up, Santa and heroes

Bravos To the Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office for funding certification of all its dispatchers to … Read more

A note about elections and the Opinion Page

Now that we’re in the last two months of this contentious election season, The Union … Read more

Social justice vs. social injustice

Poverty, world hunger, human trafficking, and even lack of education. These are all issues that … Read more

What we value shows who we are

Bravos To the Tuolumne County Counsel’s office for navigating the minefield of balancing the public’s … Read more

Our vote is our voice

Last year, a group of local citizens began working to increase voter turnout in Tuolumne … Read more

On working together for a better future

Bravos To the U.S. Forest Service for realizing that the answer to deadly wildfires can … Read more

Is TCEDA for economic development or business coaching?

The public forum on the Tuolumne County Economic Development Authority on Aug. 8 was a … Read more

EDITORIAL — Our story needs to be told

Journalists are not particularly good at telling their own stories. They watch and think and … Read more

Rural water use: Why watering matters

There’s an old saying — if you’re not at the table, you’re on the menu. … Read more

On public service, resilience and doing the right thing

Bravos To the school leaders who are retiring this summer at Sonora, Summerville, Big Oak … Read more

EDITORIAL — Moving forward on economic development

The uproar over the Tuolumne County Economic Development Authority has unnecessarily turned into an ugly … Read more

Go to this meeting

Rarely is a meeting more important than one taking place on Wednesday evening. That’s when … Read more

Time to give back to this mountain community

Having been involved with the Pinecrest Elementary School since 1970 and having spent seven years … Read more

RIDDLE COLUMN: The view from my office window

Every work day, I look out my office window and study the Sonora Dome. Sometimes … Read more

EDITORIAL: Let’s reset the conversation about Sonora High

Now that the Sonora Union High School District has selected a new superintendent, it's time … Read more

The challenges of economic development

I am a private citizen and volunteer board member of Tuolumne County Economic Development Authority … Read more

Our living history

The appeal of Tuolumne County to visitors and residents alike is largely rooted in our … Read more

The high cost (not revenue) of marijuana

“Fool me once, shame on you! Fool me twice, shame on me!” In 2016, Proposition … Read more

Vote yes on Measure A

Great reputations are earned over time. For nearly 30 years, Dignity Health and Mark Twain … Read more

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