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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


New California gold rush: Folks making $200K+

They don't call California the Golden State for nothing.

March 12, 2013 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Learning the lessons of Debi Austin’s life

It is with great interest that I've been following the story of Debi Austin, the woman from the trailblazing 1996 California anti-tobacco ad. Austin recently passed away after battling a host of health problems brought on by decades of smoking.

March 12, 2013 | BY HENNA HUNDAL Youth Columnist | Editorial


State water decision would leave Valley hanging dry

There is no life without water, and nowhere is this sentiment truer than in California, where water is critical to the vitality of every part of the state. But that does not give bureaucrats the justification to decimate the San Joaquin Valley to divert water from some areas to give even more water to others.

March 08, 2013 | By Assemblymember Kristin Olsen | Editorial


From a nation of risk takers to a nation of litigators

A baseball fan turns away from the action at a minor league game in Idaho to chat with a friend. Suddenly, the crowd around him starts yelling. He turns back toward the field and is hit in the eye with a foul ball. Ultimately he loses vision in the eye. He sues.

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


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Why I can’t support Turlock’s Measure B, yet

"He is anti-roads." "He is anti-tax." "He is too Republican." All are false claims that will be waged against my campaign for mayor of Turlock because of my current criticism of Measure B, a proposed half-cent sales tax for the next seven years to fund Turlock road improvements.

September 12, 2014 | | Editorial


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