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$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


President-elect Trump needs a partner in Congress

Given the historic election of Donald Trump, it's easy to miss the true message sent by the electorate. With Republicans winning control of the presidency and Congress, voters signaled a desire for leaders to work together to solve the nation's most difficult domestic policy problems. That requires Republican leadership in Congress that is serious, focused on action not rhetoric, and understands this historical moment. The first step: the re-election of Paul Ryan as Speaker.

November 11, 2016 | BY JEFFREY LEWIS Guest columnist | Editorial


The sins of the father & politics in California

It's the $68.4 billion question: Why would an otherwise fiscally conservative governor like Jerry Brown go full speed ahead with a $68.4 billion plan to build a high speed rail system with only $9.95 billion in hand and a lot of studies that point to a more realistic price tag of $100 billion?

November 01, 2016 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Polling place paranoia

Serious question: Is California part of the same country as Maine, Illinois, New Hampshire, Nebraska, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin?

October 28, 2016 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Targeting Denham: Guilt by association

Guilt by association.

October 25, 2016 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Scary lesson on patriotism in Buffalo

Colin Kaepernick did not beat his significant other. Nor did he run dog fights and then execute the losing dogs.

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


Mayor Soiseth: Measure L is an investment, not simply a tax (Part 1)

As we approach the Nov. 8 general election, I wanted to speak to my friends, family and neighbors not as your mayor, but as a concerned citizen of Turlock. For far too long, Turlock's roads have dropped drastically in quality and safety with no end in sight. There is, however, a great opportunity to reverse our history of neglected roadways by voting in favor of Measure L, a countywide initiative dedicated to fixing our local roadways.

October 14, 2016 | BY TURLOCK MAYOR GARY SOISETH | Editorial


Obamacare doesn't add up for some

This is not a holier than thou column. I'm not. Nor is this gloating. Healthcare needs in this country - defined by cost and results -is not something the government can resolve.

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


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Single payer pill: It requires only one to overdose

No one has ever mistaken the California Legislature for the Hoover Institute think tank at Stanford University.

June 20, 2017 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


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