Opinion Columns & Blogs

Opinion Columns & Blogs

Will your income taxes in California go up under Trump?

California may have dodged a bullet on repeal of Obamacare, but another conflict pitting California against the Republican-controlled federal government looms. President Donald Trump and Congress are talking about overhauling the federal tax system, and two of the notions floating around Washington could have a big effect on the state.

Opinion Columns & Blogs

California vs. Washington: Smog a new battleground

California is fighting with the Republican-controlled federal government over multiple issues, and smog is one of the newest. President Donald Trump apparently wants to scale back federal mileage standards for cars and California wants to retain higher standards. If California persists, it may have to seek a waiver from the Trump administration.

News

Who has access to turf soccer field?

During a town hall meeting last month in South Merced, residents complained about the upkeep and access to local parks. They specifically asked how individual residents could gain access of the artificial turf soccer fields at McNamara Park.

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Cellphone video captures fire from deadly crash near Highway 99 in Atwater

Video submitted by Jacquelyn Johnson shows the fire from a deadly crash when a tanker truck caught fire near Applegate Road and Highway 99 in Atwater.
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Cellphone video captures fire from deadly crash near Highway 99 in Atwater 0:18

Cellphone video captures fire from deadly crash near Highway 99 in Atwater

Driver killed when tanker truck crashes and catches fire near Applegate Road and Highway 99 in Atwater 2:06

Driver killed when tanker truck crashes and catches fire near Applegate Road and Highway 99 in Atwater

Employee describes chaos after explosion in Atwater 1:21

Employee describes chaos after explosion in Atwater

Driver killed in truck explosion in Atwater 1:00

Driver killed in truck explosion in Atwater