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Katie Johnson: ‘Food Justice’ label could help local farmworkers

While local roadside stands and farmers markets have mostly closed up for the winter, the abundance of fruits and vegetables produced throughout the year in our region is unrivaled. California’s Central Valley grows much of the fresh food eaten by people in America on any given day, from strawberries to almonds, onions to kale, peaches to tomatoes. This food supports the health of our entire country.

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Opinion: Overcoming adverse childhood experiences

When I became a pastor as a young man, I was prepared to minister to my congregants through all phases of their lives. I expected to spend my time welcoming new babies into the world, sharing biblical principles with thriving families, and ministering to our elders in their last days. I knew I would be called upon to offer comfort through hard times, illness and loss.

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