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Uncle Sam lies to young adults about smoking

Does anyone really believe a teen or 20 something that smokes is going to kick the habit because of commercials blaring "the fact" non-smokers make $10,000 more a year than smokers?

January 03, 2017 | BY DENNIS WYATTt Turlock Journal | Editorial


Technology crackheads & the seven deadly sins

Google the words "pride, envy, gluttony, lust, anger, greed" and "sloth".

December 30, 2016 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


We want the world and we want it now

Patience is still a virtue but the concept is on life support these days.

December 27, 2016 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


In defense of many pollution regulations

The other day someone was ranting - it definitely wasn't a discussion - about how the state's mandates for air quality and what we should not landfill were useless and created expenses for no reason at all.

December 23, 2016 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


SNAP decision: Food stamp rules keep firms healthy

In what world are pork rinds classified as meat, Twinkies as bread, potato chips as a vegetable, and ice cream as the nutritional equivalent of milk?

December 20, 2016 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


'High Speed Engine That Could'

It's coming down the track whether you like it or not.

December 16, 2016 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


TID: State Water Board selling a defective product our region can’t afford

As Turlock Irrigation District analyzes the State Water Resources Control Board's water grab proposal aimed at this region, we're learning more about the State Water Board's so-called product. And the more we read, the worse it gets.

December 16, 2016 | BY CASEY HASHIMOTO | Editorial


$5 was a small gift that meant a lot

Last week I stopped in at a local Carl's Jr. when I noticed a bicycle and some belongings parked just outside the door.

December 13, 2016 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Editorial


Congressional Act of 2016 To Save California

Drive Interstate 5 south toward Los Banos and veer west toward the Pacheco Pass.

December 09, 2016 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Let's restore steelhead in the LA River

"Though the great salmon runs were only in Northern California rivers, steelhead trout were trapped, speared or hooked as they returned to from the sea to spawn . . ." - A passage From David Carle's book, "Water and the California Dream".

December 06, 2016 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


21st Century Cures Act significant step toward ensuring that those who need help the most get it

Congress has taken a huge step toward bringing our nation's laws in line with modern medicine by passing the 21st Century Cures Act, which includes provisions to accelerate delivery of research and innovative treatments in two critical areas for my constituents and millions more Americans: mental health and rare diseases.

December 06, 2016 | By Rep. Jeff Denham | Editorial


Snapping photos of food wasn't a Kodak moment

The server brought the food to the adjoining table and no sooner had the plates touched the wood, two of the four family members - both teens - whipped out their smartphones and were taking photos.

November 29, 2016 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Never talk politics when you're getting your hair cut

These are dangerous times we are living in.

November 22, 2016 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Just how 'healthy' is the State's rainy day fund?

Say what you want about Jerry Brown - and there's a lot to say about his one track mind on high speed rail as well as his Twin Tunnel religion - but the governor has nailed it again when it comes to prudent budgeting.

November 18, 2016 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Fulfilling Amazon's bottom line

Call it being scared straight.

November 15, 2016 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


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DACA: It’s time to do it the right way

The election of Donald Trump and a Republican controlled Congress promises to end half a decade of gridlock on several key issues facing our nation ...

January 13, 2017 | BY JOSH WHITFIELD Guest columnist | Editorial


Hollywood does remake of Animal Farm

Let's cut to the chase.

January 10, 2017 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Contrary to what LA may think ‘we’ get it in the 209

"We" - referring to those of us that live, work and play in the Northern San Joaquin Valley - supposedly don't get it when it comes ...

January 06, 2017 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


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