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State legislators need a holiday from red tape

As Mayor of the City of Turlock I feel compelled to let my concerns be known regarding several anti-local control bills that are currently before the state legislature. Passage of any of these bills will impose unreasonable restrictions on local government and limit our ability to maintain the basic public services our local residents deserve and depend upon.

September 02, 2011 | BY JOHN LAZAR | Editorial


Our spirit endures

I remember the day clearly. My husband was getting ready for his 7 a.m. work shift while I stayed in bed drifting in and out of wakefulness. I suddenly became aware that he had stopped getting dressed and was just standing quietly.

August 30, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


Water, water, not quite everywhere

When I was a kid I was "born again," a process that involved being fully and totally immersed in water. Much more recently I was on the home stretch of an 8-mile walk in the hot sun when the minister I was walking with kindly poured her drinking water on my hot little head.

August 30, 2011 | BY DR. E. KIRSTEN PETERS | Editorial


BART protesters' oppression envy

During one of the protests that shut down Bay Area Rapid Transit this month, an anonymous protester - hiding behind a Guy Fawkes mask - stood with a sign that read, "Mubarak Gaddafi BART."

August 26, 2011 | BY DEBRA J. SAUNDERS Creators Syndicate | Editorial


Waiting for the heroes

Have you ever watched a horror movie and wondered why the townspeople never decide to just get out of dodge before the monsters arrive at their doorsteps? I have.

August 23, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


A new and growing crop

This summer has been filled with acrimony about the federal budget, with red versus blue politicians squaring off to hurl criticisms at each other. For a lot of us, turning on the news has felt like an exercise in masochism. Imagine my pleasure, then, at going to a recent meeting where Americans from quite different walks of life were gathered to learn together about something we all need – a nutritious food supply.

August 16, 2011 | BY DR. E. KIRSTEN PETERS | Editorial


The few, the proud, the teachers

Can you hear it? The sounds of brand new pencils being sharpened mean that school is about to be back in session.

August 12, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


Developing global perspectives

In the words of John Ciardi, "The classroom should be an entrance into the world, not an escape from it." Of course, this essayist, poet, columnist, and author was no newcomer to adventure himself. From the spectacles of seven states to the battles of World War ll, this son of Italian immigrants journeyed throughout America and far beyond its borders – and by the time of his March 30, 1986 departure, compiled for himself remarkable wisdom, essential experience, and a personalized global perspective.

August 09, 2011 | BY HENNA HUNDAL Youth Columnist | Editorial


Words have power

It's a different world than when I was a teenager. I've known this for awhile now, but a recent article in the Ceres Courier made me realize just how different.

August 05, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


Rebuilding rural America through rural philanthropy

President Obama and I have worked hard to build thriving, sustainable economies communities in rural America. This is essential to the strength of our nation, but government cannot do it alone in these tough economic times.

August 02, 2011 | BY AGRICULTURE SECRETARY TOM VILSACK | Editorial


For our children’s future

Whenever a school board election comes around I can't help but think of the pioneering days when all the parents in a community would get together to build a school, purchase the books and hire a teacher. It really was a community-wide project.

July 29, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


Life without Facebook

Today marks my fifth day of being Facebook-less.

July 29, 2011 | Chhun Sun | Editorial


Our daily bread in 2050

These are the good times.

July 26, 2011 | BY DR. E. KIRSTEN PETERS | Editorial


Let’s help lawmakers with their impossible task

Recently, the Pew Research Center released a poll gauging public sentiment on the nation's three big entitlement programs: Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. Most Americans believe the programs are in trouble and need to be completely rebuilt or changed substantially. But an even stronger majority wants the programs' benefits to be left alone.

July 22, 2011 | BY LEE H. HAMILTON | Editorial


For the love of books

The news that Turlock's Borders bookstore will be closing its doors is not only a tragedy to the city's economic development, but also a hit to literacy.

July 19, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


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