Don’t ax schoolexit exams

California’s high school exit exam has helped kids succeed and focused school districts. But some want to throw it out with the adoption of Common Core. Updating the test and continuing to use it would be a better approach.


Our View: Concealed carry gun info should be open

Permission to walk around with a gun isn’t something that Californians view lightly. Elected officials, who control concealed carry permits, have abused their power in the past. Now a Modesto Democrat and gun rights groups want to make it harder to find out who is getting these permits, and the effort should be stopped in its tracks.


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