Opinion Columns & Blogs

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.

Opinion Columns & Blogs

UC Merced, other attacks ‘underreported’? Nothing a Google search won’t refute

When a UC Merced student stabbed four people before being shot to death by a campus police officer, the media reported it in depth and detail. Then news outlets continued to follow the story as each new piece of information – including the FBI’s report that the attacker was “self-radicalized and inspired by, but not connected to, the Islamic State” – became available. Yet President Donald Trump claims that incident and 77 others were “underreported” as he tries to push immigration ban.

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Don’t fall for those declaring war on alcohol

January marks the 98th anniversary of the ratification of the 18th Amendment, more commonly known as Prohibition. While Prohibition is remembered as one of America’s greatest failed experiments, today we’re seeing something of a revival of prohibitionist thinking among those in the public health community who are attacking even moderate alcohol consumption.

Videos

MC's Jose Gonzalez on signing with PUC

Merced College sophomore Jose Gonzales signed a letter of intent to finish out his basketball career at Pacific Union College. (Sean Lynch/slynch@mercedsunstar.com)
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MC's Jose Gonzalez on signing with PUC 1:08

MC's Jose Gonzalez on signing with PUC

Merced County STEM Fair 2:27

Merced County STEM Fair

Big rig crosses Highway 99 median, strikes car in Merced 1:30

Big rig crosses Highway 99 median, strikes car in Merced

Tahitian dance festival this weekend in Merced 1:08

Tahitian dance festival this weekend in Merced