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Where in Merced can I get a passport?

In August, passport services at the Merced post office were discontinued, so you’ll have to go elsewhere to apply. If you must apply for a new passport, it’s better to do it as soon as possible.

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Tietjen approved as top Merced educator

Steve Gomes, 65, in February announced he will retire in December, ending his term two years early. The transition plan he recommended to the board included appointing Los Banos Superintendent Steve Tietjen, who will shadow him for the remainder of his tenure before taking over Jan. 1.

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Weed abatement important to prevent fires

Merced County fire chiefs are poised to ramp up their weed-abatement efforts after heavy El Niño rains have encouraged growth of weeds that, coupled with lingering drought conditions, could be cause for an ugly fire season.

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Lee Lor, candidate Merced County District 2

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Casey Steed, Merced County District 2 candidate

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Hub Walsh, Merced County District 2 incumbent

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Tree struck by lightning falls in Merced

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Bull Riding at the Merced County Spring Fair

The Jaripeo Ranchero (Bull Riding) at the Merced County Spring Fair in Los Banos Calif., Thursday, April 29, 2016.
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Bull Riding at the Merced County Spring Fair 01:00

Bull Riding at the Merced County Spring Fair

Lloyd Pareira 01:22

Lloyd Pareira

Ramon Prado 01:15

Ramon Prado

Jack Mobley 02:05

Jack Mobley