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New entitlement? The right to preschool

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Republican governors and lawmakers who now control a majority of state capitols have been pushing aggressively to cut spending and shrink government - with one glaring exception.

February 03, 2014 | | Nation


Sugar, soda tied to fatal heart woes

CHICAGO (AP) - Could too much sugar be deadly? The biggest study of its kind suggests the answer is yes, at least when it comes to fatal heart problems.

February 03, 2014 | | Nation


Paint store driver kills manager, self

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) - A paint company driver fatally shot a company manager and then killed himself Monday at a business park in this southwest Washington city.

February 03, 2014 | | Nation


Minnow 1st fish taken off endangered list

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) - A tiny minnow that lives only in Oregon backwaters is the first fish ever taken off U.S. Endangered Species Act protection because it is no longer threatened with extinction.

February 03, 2014 | | Nation


Former 2nd lady Joan Mondale dies at age 83

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Joan Mondale, who burnished a reputation as "Joan of Art" for her passionate advocacy for the arts while her husband was vice president and a U.S. ambassador, died Monday. She was 83.

February 03, 2014 | | Nation


NEWS FROM ACROSS THE NATION

• WOMAN GIVES 3 ILLINOIS WAITRESSES $5,000 EACH: ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) - Three waitresses at an Illinois restaurant say they could only stare in disbelief when a woman over the weekend handed them each a $5,000 check.

February 03, 2014 | | Nation


YouTube video leads to sex abuse charge

RIVERSIDE (AP) - A Southern California school administrator who quit her job after a former student aired sexual abuse allegations on a YouTube video that has since been seen nearly a million times was charged Monday with 16 counts of sexually abusing two girls, prosecutors said.

February 03, 2014 | | State


Freeze wipes out $500M of citrus crop

EXETER (AP) - A week of freezing temperatures in early December wiped out nearly a quarter of California's $2 billion citrus industry, an industry group estimated on Monday.

February 03, 2014 | | State


Shorter winter break has some UC students fuming

DAVIS (AP) - A change to the academic calendar at some University of California campuses to accommodate religious holidays is not sitting well with some students.

February 03, 2014 | | State


Google must move ‘mystery’ barge

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Google must move a mystery barge from a construction site on an island in the middle of San Francisco Bay because the permits are not in order, a state official said Monday.

February 03, 2014 | | State


Obama’s pen versus Constitution

President Barack Obama has now revealed that he unilaterally plans to use executive orders to "bypass" Congress. His shocking words were: "We are not just going to be waiting for legislation ... I've got a pen and I've got a phone. And I can use that pen to sign executive orders and take executive actions and administrative actions that move the ball forward."

February 03, 2014 | By PHYLLIS SCHLAFLY National Columnist | Other Views


Donald Eric Holmes

A Native of Stockton California, Donald Eric Holmes, was called home by our Lord suddenly on Monday, January 27, 2014. Born in 1933, Don, as he was known to his family and friends, was a 54 year resident of Manteca. He is survived by his wife of 60 years; Bobbie Jean (Little) Holmes, daughters; Victoria Holmes, husband Richard, Rebecca De Groot, husband Albert, Sheree' Mae Holmes, and sisters; Jeanette Wright, Marjorie Dempsey, and Judith Holmes.

February 03, 2014 | | OBITS


Unaccountable Hillary Clinton

CNN anchor Jake Tapper blandly admitted the obvious in a radio interview with conservative host Hugh Hewitt. The same reporters that insist their former Republican Party favorite Chris Christie is ruined for 2016 by traffic jams on a bridge are letting Hillary Clinton skate for embassy-security neglect that led to four dead government employees at Benghazi.

February 03, 2014 | L. BRENT BOZELL III | Other Views


Lawmakers not free to be narcissistic jerks

Mark Twain spoke for me when he said: "I'm opposed to millionaires, but it would be dangerous to offer me the position."

February 03, 2014 | Jim hightower | Other Views


The people’s rebuttal to Obama

The State of our Union is strong,

February 03, 2014 | Karen Dolan | Other Views


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Lois J. Shirk

Lois J. Shirk, 80, of Modesto, died at home, April 9, 2016, following a long illness.

May 05, 2016 | | OBITS


Evelyn Marguerite Branscum

Evelyn Marguerite Branscum (Williams), 89, entered into rest on May 3, 2016 in Hughson, CA. She was born on September 30, 1926 in Bellemont, Oklahoma ...

May 05, 2016 | | OBITS


Transgender ‘fact’ & fantasy

The liberal opinion site that calls itself PolitiFact insists it's just a fact-checking website. When choosing to assess whether a politician's claim is ...

May 05, 2016 | | Other Views


It’s panic time on the right

When Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas announced Tuesday night, after losing Indiana, that he was suspending his presidential primary campaign, it was not a fatal ...

May 05, 2016 | | Other Views


Bosh officially declared out for remainder of season

MIAMI (AP) - Chris Bosh's season is now officially over, regardless of how far the Miami Heat advance in the postseason.

May 04, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Nyquist draws No. 13 post as early 3-1 Kentucky Derby fav

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Doug O'Neill was all smiles after early 3-1 favorite Nyquist drew the No. 13 post for the 142nd Kentucky Derby.

May 04, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Hornqvist scores in OT, Penguins beat Capitals 3-2

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Patric Hornqvist beat Braden Holtby between the legs 2:31 into overtime to give the Pittsburgh Penguins a 3-2 victory over the Washington ...

May 04, 2016 | | Pro Sports


3 for all: Cavaliers make record 25 3-pointers, rout Hawks

CLEVELAND (AP) - Your shot, Warriors.

May 04, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Mariners rally against A’s bullpen for first sweep of season

OAKLAND (AP) - Even with a four-run deficit, Nelson Cruz hollered through the dugout some words of confidence.

May 04, 2016 | | Pro Sports


OAKLAND (AP) — Stephen Curry might be the face of the Warriors with the breathtaking long-range shot

CINCINNATI (AP) - When Jake Peavy can't beat the Cincinnati Reds, he's struggling.

May 04, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Green’s fire drives Warriors in pursuit of title

OAKLAND (AP) - Stephen Curry might be the face of the Warriors with the breathtaking long-range shots and ball-handling that makes Golden State so appealing to ...

May 04, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Alice “Spud” MacDonald

Alice "Spud" MacDonald was born in 1924 in Anaconda, Montana. Spud married fellow Anacondan and returning World War II naval aviator Barney MacDonald in 1946 ...

May 04, 2016 | | OBITS


Jack Fulton

Jack Fulton passed away at the Alexander Cohen Hospice house in Hughson from complications of a stroke.

May 04, 2016 | | OBITS


Veneda E. Daniel Morris

Veneda entered into peaceful rest on Saturday, April 30th, in her home in Manteca.

May 04, 2016 | | OBITS


Why Russia resents us

Friday, a Russian SU-27 did a barrel roll over a U.S. RC-135 over the Baltic, the second time in two weeks.

May 04, 2016 | | Other Views


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