On behalf of Merced County Blue Star Mothers and Families, we want to thank the residents, businesses, teachers and students of Merced County for their contributions to our 2014 Christmas care package drive. Your donations enabled us to pack 96 boxes to ship to our local soldiers who are deployed around the world.
The Sony hacking scandal may have seemed amusing when it was just about celebrity email. But this week’s threat to theater-goers is no laughing matter, and neither is Sony’s capitulation to terrorists.
I am a government teacher at Yosemite High School. One of the many subjects I teach is how our nation, state and local governments work, and how my students can get involved with the governmental process. And while these are valuable lessons, nothing compares to having someone who has hands-on experience explain what it’s like to work for a state representative.
A Senate Intelligence Committee report concludes that interrogations of suspected terrorists were more widespread and brutal than the public has been told. Sen. Dianne Feinstein was right to push for its release.