Each week we’ll run through the sublime, the trivial and profound issues, decisions and goings on that strike us as Hits or Misses. you can join in, too, by emailing your Hits & Misses to email@example.com.
HIT (from now-former Editorial Board member Shanti Emerson): To my happy years on The Union Editorial Board. Great support from Don Rogers, Alan Riquelmy and Brian Hamilton. The board had interesting discussions each week, and our editorials tried to cover all points of view.
MISS (from Emerson): To the fact I’m going to miss all my readers, those who liked my columns and those who disagreed. I learned from all of you. I’ll be back from time to time, so don’t forget me.
MISS (from reader Susan Rogers): To parents who trespassed on Nevada Union High School property to protest measures that will help keep schools open. When their children’s “Freedom of Choice” means other students will have no choice but to be exposed to unvaccinated, COVID-positive students, that’s a selfish, dangerous position to take.
MISS (from Susan Rogers): to everyone calling for the resignation or firing of Dr. Scott Kellermann. Did he make a tone-deaf, unbelievably dumb joke under the pressure of a public meeting? Yes. But Kellermann has proved his humanitarian bonafides for decades (far beyond those of any of his critics), volunteering medical care to save many lives in African nations. Public health officials deserve our sympathy for trying to maintain their sanity in a damned-if-you-do, damned-if-you-don’t job. I cut them a lot of a slack in these trying times. You should, too.
MISS (From reader Pete Sabey): To The Union’s huge photo for Republican Kevin Kiley and small, hard-to-read map of Rise Gold’s mine and dump sites on the same page. Larger, clearer maps are needed