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A friend asked me: ‘’who do you like Trump or Biden?’’  To me the choice was simple. It was the same as asking me: ‘’do you want to preserve our quality of air and save the earth?’’

The Supreme Court voted for Roe v Wade and started a landslide of 60 million aborted babies. Will the United States allow another 60 million abortions?  Will the sale of baby body parts and its gruesome procedure become a scandalous legal enterprise. We can change that with our vote.

The Marysville Joint Unified School District is making the decision to have students and teachers return to the classroom in virtual school board meetings. If it’s safe to return to in-person instruction, why don’t the trustees meet in person to make the plans?

For more than four decades, California homeowners and businesses alike have benefited from predictable and stable property taxes, thanks to Proposition 13. This in turn has provided local governments and schools with a dependable source of revenue. Unfortunately, all of this is at risk on No…

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We, seniors living in a senior complex, woke up to see a surprising sight. Sometime during the early morning a person or persons spray-painted almost all of the cars with white paint. They wrote all kinds of graphic pics… genitals, swear words, four letter words, etc.

In rebuttal to Anne Wentland’s letter that was printed in the Appeal-Democrat, 10-2-2020, allow me to share some facts as to why President Trump stopped going to Dover Air Force Base to pay his respects to the nation’s war dead.

We The People have fallen asleep at the switch. Too many Americans have closed their eyes to the embattled state of our great nation. We have chosen to embrace the deafening consequence of our own silence. Now is the time, today is our moment. Let us cast aside the blinders, that we may real…

Since the self-absorbed Trump never misses an opportunity for self promotion and self congratulations, I researched the number of his supposed day and night visits to Dover to meet fallen soldiers and his near weekly visits to Walter Reed mentioned in a Sept. 18 letter.

In response to Mr. Scarfe, I went back and reread my letter about the thugs and the rioting etc. No where did I mention anything about “anarchists.” So perhaps Mr. Scarfe needs new glasses or he was reading another letter.

I’ve enjoyed watching the NFL football games for years, but after seeing the non-patriotic, low moral, highly paid players and coaches disrespect and not salute the flag, I’ll no longer watch the games.

Politics as usual during an election year, and I’d like to share some thoughts. Members of congress may not respect the man, but really should show respect for the office of the president. If they are incapable of that, they don’t belong in any office that represents the United States in any…

I was saddened by one of the two state candidates’ attitude and comments in the paper on Thursday, Sept. 24th, page A-3.  Afforded the opportunity to state to the public who they were and what they stood for, one chose the high road and kept his comments to the issues and the facts.  The oth…

COVID-19 has affected k-12 students, college students, low-income families, and communities of color. I am a social worker at Yuba County who works at a school and helps low-income communities.

I am writing in response to Joe Fedor’s letter “County Service” (Sept. 18, 2020). I understand Mr. Fedor’s frustration; however, one should look at some facts before accusing people of doing their job poorly. 

In a recent nationally televised town hall with undecided voters, President Trump audaciously claimed that Democrats were attempting to get rid of the pre-existing condition protections brought about by the Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. Obamacare). You heard that right, folks. Trump, who, alon…

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Beat 4 is located from a street square: Plumas, Bridge, Cooper and Hwy 20 streets. I lived on Almond Street for 11 years and experienced horrible street behaviors and conditions. My days with homeless bums sleeping on streets, people breaking into my car and property, cat haters shooting my …

It is a fact that Presidents are considered to be politicians. Similarly, the head of the Justice Department is a lawyer. The two men holding those positions today have both made statements pertinent to the current virus, on vaccines, masks, and other guidelines, and many accept their opinions.  

I am surprised and disappointed that the Appeal would publish a letter to the editor that was based on “alleged” accusations. This is how the media fosters deeper divide in our country.

Will the wearing of masks be mandatory for Halloween? Will we have to wear two masks – one for COVID and one for the holiday? If it is mandatory, would “no-maskers” be arrested or just not given a Halloween treat? Would it be a violation of their constitutional rights to make them wear a mas…

Poor Billy Cooper of Yuba City and poor President Trump of Washington, D.C. These guys are adults, and, yet, they still don’t know their left from their right.

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As residents of Loma Rica threatened by the North Complex Fires (Bear Fire and Willow Fire), my wife and I, along with our two horses were ordered to evacuate the area just after midnight on Wednesday, Sept. 9.

I am a veteran of the United States military.  I am a brother-in-arms to people that have served this country since the birth of our nation.  While some of us were drafted into services, others answered a call to duty in the aftermath of some great national emergency, however, the great majo…

I have been watching the rioting and looting, and killing going on in some cities of this great country and am angry that the officials in those cities are allowing it to happen. I respect our constitution, especially the first amendment. But there is one word in there that the thugs rioting…

People think that the coming vaccine will be forced upon them at gunpoint. I don’t believe it will happen that way. I think that there are enough people who will take it willingly that they won’t need to use guns to vaccinate the masses.

The letter posted in your paper last week by Lloyd Leighton really hit the nail on the head.  Lloyd was bi-partisan, pointing out how Republicans and Democrats believe only their party has the right to govern  and the opposition being something other than American. 

While I really feel it is up to the Native tribes themselves to object to stereotypical representation as school mascots, the failure of Marysville High School to follow the lead of other institutions, including Colusa, prompts me to express my own objections to the “Indian” logo.

According to today’s paper (Weds., Aug. 19 edition), Yuba Water Agency says that increasing hydroelectric energy output after a severe weather incident is “proactive?” Was the YWA waiting for the price to spike? Do we really want to pay more for electricity, do we enjoy having the electricit…

So PG&E cut our power in rolling blocks. The problem is in part they don’t buy enough energy from the ISO, in part because the ISO relies on solar panels to generate electricity for the grid but when the sun goes down, no power from solar exists and lastly, Opps, other sources of of gene…

The president has told over 20,000 lies to the American people. One of the lies he repeats is that “mail in voting will be the most inaccurate and fraudulent election in history.”

There is an old joke that has been used with President Trump. It goes like this: Journalists were invited by Mr. Trump to a party on his yacht. A guest unfortunately fell overboard and was drowning. Mr. Trump quickly jumped overboard, walked on the water to the victim, and saved her. The nex…

I am a resident of a historic home on 2nd St., part of the Historic Riverfront District of Yuba City. The house is almost 150 yrs. old and, believe it or not, not protected by the city. In fact, there is not one home or building in the entire city on the National Register of Historic places. 

Ruby Larson provided an excellent overview (August 8 edition) of the cost to nonprofits due to the loss of fundraiser and event revenue. Many of us involved in this world are feeling the pinch, make that the bite, in our inability to conduct business as usual. South Yuba County Rotary had to…

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For the love of golf, please change your trajectory!! To the person who randomly drives golf balls in the vicinity of McGowan Parkway, Rose Avenue or Dan Avenue…