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What would happen if we stopped voting?

Did you vote on Nov. 8? If not, you weren't alone. According to Stanislaus County Registrar of Voters Lee Lundrigan's office, there were 50,982 ballots counted in the final election results. In a county of 514,453 people, only 227,278 are registered voters, and only around 50,000 people actually voted in this election.

November 18, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Editorial


Give smartly this holiday season

If the red and green decorated retail stores, the Christmas-themed movie marathons and the ever-present holiday music piped in at every store in town hasn't cued you in yet, then let me say it straight out - the holiday season is upon us.

November 15, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


Turkey sticker shock

Have you checked out the price of turkey lately?

November 11, 2011 | BY DENNIS WYATT Special to the Journal | Editorial


Keeping our promise

When President Woodrow Wilson designated November 11th a day to honor our nation's veterans, he was welcoming home a generation of servicemembers from World War I. With American troops expected out of Afghanistan by 2014 and out of Iraq by the end of this year, we have a new generation of brave men and women returning home.

November 08, 2011 | BY REP. JEFF DENHAM (CA-19) AND REP. TIM WALZ (MN-01) | Editorial


Back to the sleep saving time

As Sunday brought a close to the 2011 Daylight Saving Time, ushered in were an assortment of relief, doubts, and inquiries. The most pressing views challenged whether this supposed energy-preserving, society-reviving system still left room for correlation with the shifting lifestyles that characterize today's generation. Folks still fatigued from March help make the pool of individuals wanting to re-question the logic behind what has felt like a blindly-followed practice.

November 08, 2011 | BY HENNA HUNDAL Youth Columnist | Editorial


The root of all Oakland

The morning after Occupy Oakland's midweek violent protests, the take in the Bay Area was that it was a dirty, rotten shame that a few bad-egg anarchists hijacked a mostly peaceful protest and made an otherwise good cause look bad.

November 04, 2011 | BY DEBRA SAUNDERS Creators Syndicate | Editorial


All the benefits of a small town, none of the baggage

According to the United Nations' Population Division, the world's human population hit seven billion on Oct. 31. Locally, we have also seen a jump in population - although not quite as drastic - with over 70,000 people inhabiting Turlock today, compared to just 13,992 in 1970.

November 01, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


Stepping up to a bright idea

At first I wasn't sure I was reading the CNN report correctly. The story hinged on special pavement that uses the impact of human feet to generate electricity.

November 01, 2011 | BY DR. E. KIRSTEN PETERS | Editorial


Bad times? Most of us have no inkling

These aren't exactly the greatest of times.

October 28, 2011 | BY DENNIS WYATT Special to the Journal | Editorial


The missing piece of the Turlock arts scene

There really is no excuse for Turlockers sitting at home on Friday nights. Despite what a few Bay Area transplants may think, Turlock has a lot to offer those seeking cultural stimulation.

October 25, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


Doing more with less on the road

Between the debt-ceiling kerfuffle and Hurricane Irene, you may have missed two bits of summertime news that will be important for what we drive in the coming years.

October 21, 2011 | BY DR. E. KIRSTEN PETERS | Editorial


Power of the pedal

Lately, I've been encouraged to see more bicyclists pedaling their way around town. With the Valley's air quality issues, the increasing childhood obesity rates, and a country-wide emphasis on "greener" power, bicycling is a beneficial activity.

October 18, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


Sign of the times: To twirl or not to twirl

It is a sign of the times.

October 14, 2011 | BY DENNIS WYATT Special to the Journal | Editorial


Occupy Wall Street: All bite, no apple

As Occupy Wall Street activists clogged New York's Zuccotti Park protesting "corporate greed" and Occupy SF hit San Francisco's Financial District on Wednesday protesting "corporate greed," the world learned that Steve Jobs, perhaps America's most beloved modern capitalist, had died at age 56.

October 11, 2011 | BY DEBRA SAUNDERS Creators Syndicate | Editorial


A big, blue, acid ocean

Our deep blue has always been engulfed in a rich and remarkable legacy. After all, its Portuguese name "pacifico" was chosen by explorer Ferdinand Magellan to mean peaceful, steady, pacific. But such times are quickly changing.

October 11, 2011 | BY HENNA HUNDAL Youth Columnist | Editorial


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