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Stop me before I buy food

There is no problem too flimsy for California's nanny lawmakers, as witnessed by the many laws that state solons have proposed to keep constituents from getting free plastic bags at the grocery. Those teensy plastic bags are cheap. They're lightweight. They're energy-efficient. People use them a lot, which means that they can end up as litter. That can be ugly. So Sacramento Democrats keep concocting bills to outlaw their idea of blight - not the homeless and not unemployment but bags. When Sacramento lawmakers see an opportunity to stick it to employed people who buy things, nothing can ...

April 19, 2013 | BY DEBRA J. SAUNDERS Creators Syndicate | Editorial


Hitting home

I'm from Boston. Over the years, I lived in two apartments within a stone's throw of Monday's bombings. Over the years, I stood and cheered marathon runners countless times. I know every square inch of the area in all the pictures, which is hardly unusual. It's the center of Boston. My nephew was around the corner when the explosions went off.

April 16, 2013 | BY SUSAN ESTRICH Creators Syndicate | Editorial


Healthcare cost battle: Switching sticks for carrots

Get ready for the real healthcare crisis.

April 16, 2013 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Keep the discourse coming with public art

I admit it; I'm a fan of Califia. Since 2005, when the 14-foot fountain statue was placed at the corner of Main and Market streets in downtown Turlock, it has evoked many a passionate opinion - mostly negative. But I , for one, am a supporter of the mythical Amazon queen that is supposed to symbolize this area's connection to the soil and its agricultural vitality.

April 12, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


Yosemite must be available for all to enjoy

I am writing to provide comments on the National Park Service's (NPS) Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Merced River Comprehensive Management Plan. Yosemite National Park is a national treasure that must be available for the American public to access and enjoy in the same manner that Americans have for decades. The 1864 Act authorizing the original Yosemite land grant to the State of California stated that the "premises shall be held for public use, resort, and recreation" and "shall be inalienable for all time." The draft plan in question directly contravenes the authorization, and I am firmly ...

April 12, 2013 | | Editorial


From the AP Stylebook: How to obscure

The Associated Press announced last week that it no longer sanctions the term "illegal immigrant" in its stylebook. Executive Editor Kathleen Carroll explained that the AP has decided it is wrong for reporters to use the word "illegal" to describe a person, but it's OK to use the word to "describe only an action, such as living or immigrating to a country illegally."

April 09, 2013 | BY DEBRA J. SAUNDERS Creators Syndicate | Editorial


Inspiring students to take on STEM

Anyone tuned into science news has probably heard that the prestigious Intel Science Talent Search recently announced this year's winners. The competition is an opportunity for high school seniors in the United States to win scholarships for their original science, technology, engineering, or mathematics research.

April 09, 2013 | BY HENNA HUNDAL Youth Columnist | Editorial


High speed rail folks sue me, you and a dog named Boo

The $68 billion train wreck in the making – California High Speed Rail – continues rumbling down the tracks with all of the subtlety of General Sherman's march to the sea.

April 05, 2013 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Penalizing the law-abiding to punish criminals

How do you fight lawbreakers?

April 02, 2013 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Outsourcing may be the answer for Caswell

At the southern terminus of Austin Road is one of 280 gems known as California State Parks.

March 29, 2013 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Economic two-step is getting old fast

On the front page of Wednesday's paper, there was a story about an open house at a new business in town and right next to it was a report on the number of unemployed in the county, which increased to 15.6 in the month of January. Along with the not-so-great news of increased unemployment, was the announcement that Post is closing its Modesto plant and laying off 140 workers.

March 26, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


The new child abuse: Buying your kid a rifle

My brother Ronald knew how to safely use a rifle before he entered the fifth grade.

March 22, 2013 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Proposed Delta water solution not good for region, economy

The following letter was sent to Governor Jerry Brown:

March 22, 2013 | | Editorial


College districts need to put education first, jobs second

Just 36.4 miles separate Delta College and Modesto Junior College.

March 19, 2013 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Complaining about roads second nature to Turlockers

"The condition of the roads leading into Turlock are something to ponder over, and some of those who are hauling loads over them are doing more than pondering, they are breaking out in speech.

March 15, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


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Young people need to be more politically interested

Anthony Cannella came walking up to Blaker Kinser Junior High School in Ceres earlier this month with a jacket on and coffee in his hand.

December 19, 2014 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Editorial


Climate change, the drought and Yosemite Valley

Extreme weather is bad, right?

December 12, 2014 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


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