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What the 'six-state' plan shows about politics

Have you ever heard the expression "cheat to win"? Certainly we all have been presented with situations throughout our lives where cheating might have been the easier route, while also ensuring us a guaranteed win. But if you're someone who enjoys that feeling of accomplishment you get when it was your own blood, sweat and tears which ultimately resulted in a "win," then you're also most likely an individual who wouldn't resort to changing the rules of the game after several failed attempts to get to home plate. If you did that, you'd be just as ...

March 11, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Editorial


It's time for NorCal cities to offer cash for grass

Southern Californians have a tendency to have a smug attitude toward water.

March 07, 2014 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


New Farm Bill and 2015 Budget expand opportunity in rural America

This week, President Obama released USDA's fiscal year 2015 budget proposal, which supports our ongoing work to create jobs and opportunity in rural America.

March 07, 2014 | BY AG SECRETARY TOM VILSACK | Editorial


Student loan debt: Housing Crisis 2.0

America is about to get another harsh lesson in easy money.

March 04, 2014 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Termites and better biofuels

Every time I fill my gas tank, I see the notice on the pump that explains part of the fuel I'm buying is ethanol. Ethanol is alcohol, a type of biofuel rather than fossil fuel. While biofuels can be good to promote national energy independence and possibly help with greenhouse gas emissions, the ethanol in our gasoline is made from corn. (The starch in the corn is broken down into sugars that are then fermented into alcohol.) With corn ethanol, we are essentially putting food into our gas tanks, a fact that some people take exception to because it ...

March 04, 2014 | BY DR. E. KIRSTEN PETERS | Editorial


Rail authority meeting funding agreements, creating Valley jobs

A recent article in the Turlock Journal reported that the California High-Speed Rail Authority was granted an extension from the Federal Railroad Administration in paying $180 million it owed the FRA, and quoted Congressman Jeff Denham accusing the FRA of "protecting the Authority" by bypassing the current high-speed rail funding agreement in order to keep the project moving forward.

February 28, 2014 | BY LISA MARIE ALLEY | Editorial


'Malling' of America's community standards

Orem is a tidy city at the base of the Wasatch Range.

February 21, 2014 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Census of agriculture results tell story of unlimited potential in rural America

This week, USDA released preliminary data from the 2012 Census of Agriculture that provides a snapshot of a rural America that remains stable in the face of difficult economic times. While the data do not paint a perfect picture, they do tell a story of the unlimited potential and growing opportunity in modern rural America.

February 21, 2014 | BY AG SECRETARY TOM VILSACK | Editorial


Global warming’s role in the drought

During his recent visit to the drought-stricken region of Fresno, President Barack Obama brought attention to global warming and human-caused climate change, warning of the dire consequences the state will continue to see in regards to extreme weather conditions.

February 18, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Editorial


The dangers of getting rid of tenure

I had several great teachers, a few mediocre teachers, one real bad teacher, and mostly good teachers during 13 years in public schools.

February 07, 2014 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


The assault on low-skill jobs

The problem isn't the minimum wage.

January 31, 2014 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Expanding opportunity for rural Americans

In his State of the Union address earlier this week, President Obama outlined his plan to move our economy forward by expanding opportunity for all Americans. Recognizing the role that agriculture continues to play in our nation's economic recovery, the President said, "Today in America, […] a farmer prepared for the spring after the strongest five-year stretch of farm exports in our history."

January 31, 2014 | | Editorial


How DiCaprio is single-handedly wiping out clean air gains by Ford

Leonardo DiCaprio is part of the "green" green crowd.

January 24, 2014 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


How politicians are taking you for a ride

How much does a gallon of gas cost in taxes? Try 61.2 cents.

January 17, 2014 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Making the ultimate local impact

If the new year hasn't quite served you a flavor of anything new yet, here's an idea to consider: give the gift of blood.

January 10, 2014 | BY HENNA HUNDAL Youth Columnist | Editorial


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Sacramento and their tunnel rat mentality

Expediency is the motto of the administration of Governor Jerry Brown.

May 01, 2015 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Free lunch morphs into free health care in USA

There is a move in the California Legislature to protect the "survivor's assets" as they relate to Medicaid.

April 28, 2015 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


We need more models like the Patterson Logistics Training Center

A good friend of mine, Phil Alfano, Superintendent of Patterson Schools, has created an exceptional collaborative model between education, business, economic development and government to prepare young people for jobs in the growing logistics industry in Patterson. This past week a group of educators and businesspeople traveled with Phil to Southern California to check out the Norco Logistics Center, a similar collaborative in Riverside County. On the way back to Stanislaus County, Alfano spoke to a group in Kern County to share his experiences building the coalition in Patterson. Imitation is the greatest form of flattery. Phil is working directly ...

April 24, 2015 | BY DAVID L. WHITE CEO, Stanislaus Business Alliance | Editorial


Together, Turlock will survive the drought

Water. Wheat. Railroad. Prosperity. These are the words at the feet of the Central Park statue that honors one of Turlock's earliest farmers and our city's founder, John Mitchell.

April 24, 2015 | BY GARY SOISETH Mayor, City of Turlock | Editorial


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