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Farm Bill signed into law

With the signature of President Barack Obama, the much-anticipated Farm Bill has been officially signed into law.

February 07, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Council to discuss campaign finance, transparency ordinances

With 2014 being an election year with three city council seats up for grabs, Tuesday's council meeting will highlight two areas of interest for City officials, including campaign contribution limits and an updated code of conduct.

February 07, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Community wants food trucks, say vendors

Although a handful of changes to the City of Turlock Zoning Regulations will be recommended to the City Council, one in particular has left many divided – a ban on mobile food facilities in Turlock's downtown.

February 07, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


StanCOG to gain support for local transportation tax

Roadways in Stanislaus County might have a better chance for receiving much-needed improvements, as the Stanislaus Council of Governments, the regional transportation planning agency, heads to each of the nine cities to garner support for a countywide local transportation tax.

February 06, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


State of the County 2014: Local road tax and water take center stage

Delivering the 2014 State of the County address on Tuesday morning, Supervisor Jim DeMartini laid out the challenges continuing to face Stanislaus, while calling on the need for a countywide road tax.

February 06, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Farm bill passes senate, goes to President

The nearly $1 trillion Farm Bill passed by the U.S. Senate on Tuesday is headed to the desk of President Barack Obama, who is expected to sign the 959-page legislation on Friday.

February 04, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Turlock lacks skilled workers, says economic taskforce

The Mayor's Economic Taskforce, whose focus is finding ways to bolster Turlock's local economy, says that there is a high prevalence of unskilled workers in the area, and is set on trying to fix that.

February 04, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Nascimento calls for council transparency measure

While it is no secret that money plays an enormous role in political campaigns, some believe that wealth holds too much influence not only in federal and state politics, but locally as well.

February 04, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


USDA offers farmers conservation funding

The current lack of rainfall and prolonged drought status is raising concerns beyond California's borders. As a state that produces over half of the nation's fruits and vegetables and is a leader in the dairy and citrus industries, California's drought status is far reaching.

February 04, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


City makes progress on bicycle lanes

Although a long process yet lies ahead, Turlock bicyclists can expect added bike lanes around town, as the City takes a positive step in what many have said to be "the right direction."

January 31, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


High speed rail funding ruling to go under review

Despite previous rulings that essentially stopped the voter-approved California High Speed Rail project in its tracks, the California Supreme Court has ordered an appeals court to perform a fast-track review of the state court decisions over the project's financing.

January 31, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Olsen bill to ban public transit union strikes

Catching a public bus or train on time each day can sometimes be a difficult task. And while catching a public transit line when the union members are on a strike is impossible, Assemblywoman Kristin Olsen (R-Modesto) hopes to change that.

January 31, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


State programs offer financial assistance during drought

Although water conditions might look dismal for farmers amidst what many have called the "worst drought in California's history," local growers can find some solace through various state drought assistance programs currently being offered to agricultural communities.

January 31, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Cannella to put water bond on November ballot

Working alongside Senator Andy Vidak (R-Hanford), Senator Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres) announced on Thursday that the two are introducing a bill to put a water bond on the November ballot for voters who want to prioritize water storage, clean drinking water and Delta sustainability.

January 31, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Local lawmakers respond to State of the Union

As millions of Americans watched President Barack Obama deliver his 2014 State of the Union address on Tuesday, lawmakers across the nation listened carefully while taking note of what is to come in the year ahead.

January 30, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


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Articles by Section - Government


County, private nonprofit partner to provide water to dry well owners

Stanislaus County residents with dry wells may soon receive relief after the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday proclaimed the existence of a local ...

July 31, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Government


TID, SRWA reach historic agreement to provide drinking water

A project nearly 30 years is now complete after Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors voted unanimously on Tuesday to approve a Water Sales Agreement ...

July 30, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Government


City Council approves Broadway City Hall parking lot redesign

The parking lot down the street from Turlock City Hall will be brought to City standards following the approval of the Turlock City Council on ...

July 30, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Government


Turlock may raise solid waste fees

Monthly solid waste user fees could be increased for the first time in 12 years, following Turlock City Council's unanimous decision on Tuesday to ...

July 29, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Government


New online tool helps with weight management

The U.S. Department of Agriculture and National Institutes of Health partnered to add the NIH Body Weight Planner to USDA's SuperTracker online tool ...

July 29, 2015 | | Government


Grant will help workers displaced by drought

The Department of Labor is allocating millions of dollars to California to put workers forced into unemployment because of the ongoing drought back to work ...

July 24, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Tuolumne River water sales agreement approved for regional project

A regional solution to the need for drinking water is one step closer to reality as the Stanislaus Regional Water Authority voted Thursday morning to ...

July 23, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Hughson raises water rates

Residents of Hughson will soon be paying $22.81 more a month for water, after the Hughson City Council voted to move forward with a ...

July 23, 2015 | | Government


Election season begins for local races

There are quite a number of seats up for election in local school districts, community service districts and municipal advisory councils this November - along with ...

July 21, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government


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