Two high schools set to build new gyms

Merced and Atwater high schools are set to build new gymnasiums to accommodate their growing student populations, using funds from a new series of bonds being issued as well as a refinancing effort.

Safety awareness at top of the mind at Merced colleges

As college students in Merced followed news about the mass shooting at an Oregon community college this week, officials at UC Merced and Merced College said they are taking steps to secure their campuses through increased awareness and training and revised guidance on how to spot and report problems.

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Atwater staged a wild rally but came up short in a 26-21 loss to Fresno on Friday. (Sean Lynch/

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