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Campaign 2020, bizarro world edition, is drawing to a close... at least the voter participation part of the every four-year ritual. And while I know just a bit further down our path lies the inevitable recount insanity no matter who is ultimately declared winner, I can’t help but be glad to …

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Judge Amy Coney Barrett took her turn in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee this week and faced rounds of questions from both Democrat and Republican members. Opening statements from Democrats centered around the Affordable Care Act (commonly known as ObamaCare) and those dependent on t…

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The COVID-19 crisis, now in its seventh month, has caused turmoil and sacrifice throughout Newman, Crows Landing, and Diablo Grande. Despite this strife, it has also reminded us of the strength and decency of our local citizens and their families. Nowhere is this more evident than in our pub…

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In my role as the chief business official for the Newman-Crows Landing Unified School District, I have two critical responsibilities. The first is obvious: Making sure that the district is fiscally sound and is able to fund the ongoing education of our students. The second responsibility, wh…

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I, along with many other Americans, tuned in Saturday to watch President Trump name his third nominee to the Supreme Court following the death of Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

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Lately I seem to be counting down the days until fall and cooler weather prevails in the mid-South. After weeks of 98 percent humidity and temperatures to match, waking up Tuesday to a breeze and and a break from the heat was more than welcome.

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Had some idle time over the weekend to just kind of reflect and think back on a variety of things, and it struck me just how many things I remember from through the years.....

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Just one year ago I was back in California, helping take care of my grandma who was in hospice care. I was able to pop over to the Fall Festival for a bit, enjoying the wine-and-cheese and visiting with so many friends I hadn’t seen since we moved to Tennessee. It was fun being on the other …

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The “liberal order” of our society has failed spectacularly. After over 70 year of trying to mess with social order and guarantee outcomes by ignoring reality, the jig is up.

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While those residing in the East Coast political power corridor and liberal enclaves continue the fantasies of Resistance along all political fronts, Americans are facing increasing issues regarding the pandemic and our dependence on China. Cycles of panic buying and shortages, increasing pr…

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Gustine resident Jhonee Fillmore is a mother of two and a professional organizer, graphic designer and event planner who owns Missplaced Organizing (www.thedavenportcompany.com/missplaced).

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Anyone else find it completely laughable that practically the entire political media universe is actually trying to say that the presidential debates are unnecessary for the 2020 campaign, and that Vice President Biden has no need to participate?

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In this week’s column I wanted to venture away from the causes in our world that constantly leave us stressed and worried.

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If our country was more serious about actually solving this pandemic, it should be looking no further than the anecdotal and on-the-ground evidence from doctors around the country regarding the use of hydroxychloroquine.

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There is nothing quite like the quiet of an empty house...well, if you don’t count the two dogs which are currently napping, but I find that the quiet moments lead to too much time to think about way too many things.

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As of Monday, the Stanislaus County Office of Education (SCOE), local school districts, and Public Health were preparing for a traditional opening this fall, putting thoughtful safeguards in place to minimize risk for students and staff. However, the recent uptick in COVID-19 cases forced di…