Merced Mayor Mike Murphy speaks to a crowd of public officials, city and county employees, community members and area high school students during the 2018 State of the City address at the Merced Theatre in Merced, Calif., on Friday, Feb. 9, 2018.
Merced Mayor Mike Murphy speaks to a crowd of public officials, city and county employees, community members and area high school students during the 2018 State of the City address at the Merced Theatre in Merced, Calif., on Friday, Feb. 9, 2018. Andrew Kuhn akuhn@mercedsun-star.com
Merced Mayor Mike Murphy speaks to a crowd of public officials, city and county employees, community members and area high school students during the 2018 State of the City address at the Merced Theatre in Merced, Calif., on Friday, Feb. 9, 2018. Andrew Kuhn akuhn@mercedsun-star.com

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