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Roads can wait; Turlock has tougher problems to tackle

I have been a resident of Turlock for 13 years. During that time I have had at least two tires go flat and multiple bumper scrapes due to the poor state of our city's roads. Despite my own personal run-ins with Turlock's famous pot holes, I must respectfully disagree with those Turlockers who feel that the state of the roads should be a priority for city officials.

October 02, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


What’s next? Ban on plastic straws, dime for paper ones?

The cost of shopping in San Francisco is going up Oct. 1.

September 28, 2012 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Big Brother on the road

Tougher fuel efficiency standards have the potential to turn our freeways and highways into havens for potholes.

September 24, 2012 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Get rid of the death penalty, get rid of plea bargains

Recently, editorial page editor John Diaz asked Mark Klaas whether he expects to feel closure if California executes Richard Allen Davis, the man who kidnapped, toyed with and then killed Klaas' 12-year-old daughter, Polly, in 1993. A jury found Davis guilty and sentenced him to death in 1996.

September 24, 2012 | BY DEBRA J. SAUNDERS Creators Syndicate | Editorial


Everyone, not just 53%, pay federal taxes

Teachable moments: Don't expect them from politicians - or their hacks - whether they are Republicans or Democrats.

September 21, 2012 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Getting a handle on stress

Stress is a part of life; how you deal with it is what matters. This axiom seems simple enough, but recognizing when stress is overwhelming us and then actually taking steps to reduce its affects is another matter.

September 21, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


A Food, Farm and Jobs Bill as soon as possible

After spending much of August out of Washington, Congress is back – and rural America is watching closely, hoping for passage of a Food, Farm and Jobs Bill as soon as possible.

September 18, 2012 | BY U.S. AGRICULTURE SECRETARY TOM VILSACK | Editorial


SB 9 puts lives of criminals above safety

I am a believer in redemption and second chances. However, I also believe there should be consequences for those who commit a crime, especially those who commit cold-blooded murder. Redemption doesn't mean escape from consequences, and those who suggest otherwise are misguided.

September 18, 2012 | BY ASSEMBLYMEMBER KRISTIN OLSEN | Editorial


A few things to consider before voting on Prop. 34

Your son and his 16-year-old best friend are celebrating the fact he just got his driver's license.

September 14, 2012 | | Editorial


Reviving the power of questioning

With the 2012 Presidential Election just around the corner, the American public is caught in the midst of a torrent of propaganda. As the popular trend of politicians fashioning their own facts abounds, folks here and around the nation encounter the same issue: what are we supposed to take to heart?

September 11, 2012 | BY HENNA HUNDAL Youth Columnist | Editorial


Customers put to work

Walter Reuther - a labor leader if there ever was one - was once given a tour of a modernized Ford assembly plant.

September 07, 2012 | BY DENNIS WYATT TURLOCK JOURNAL | Editorial


Democrats honor labor with exception of farm workers

Honor labor.

September 04, 2012 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Getting more out of each gallon of gasoline

It's commonplace to observe that we live in very partisan times. Red versus blue factions dominate our public discussions, and there often seems very little room made for agreement in the middle.

September 04, 2012 | BY DR. E. KIRSTEN PETERS | Editorial


Take our water and give us your garbage

Give us your garbage, your hardcore felons, and your air pollution.

August 31, 2012 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Planning for the future of Turlock

I am in the midst of planning an extended family camping trip - a venture that will, hopefully, include at least six different households and bring cousins together for more than just a few hours of chit chat. Family reunions and get-togethers are nothing new; it's been an American tradition for decades. The trouble I'm encountering is getting my family members to commit to a date that is far enough in the future to guarantee the number of camping sites we'll need in a nice location.

August 28, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


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Mega-billion dollar boondoggle named the Twin Tunnels

The emperor has no clothes.

August 29, 2014 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


It's Ok for greenies to kill Bambi

Look up in the sky. It's a bird. It's a plane. No, it's...

August 23, 2014 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Time to bring real reform to VA

Getting in the room to see the doctor is the hardest part. That is what I hear most often from the tens of thousands of Central Valley veterans. Long wait times for appointments and lengthy commutes prevent them from accessing the care that they have earned through their service. In Turlock, a veteran looking for specialty care faces a 90 mile journey to the nearest full service Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Palo Alto. This trip is especially difficult for elderly veterans or those with limited financial resources.

August 21, 2014 | BY CONGRESSMAN JEFF DENHAM | Editorial


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