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Letter To The Editor: Sally Moreno Is The Clear Choice

As the President of the Madera Deputy Sheriffs’ Association, I would like to express our support Sally Orme Moreno. There are some distinct differences between the two candidates and here is why Sally was our clear choice. Sally Orme Moreno is a former police officer and has the most experience as a Senior Prosecutor. She has handled some of the ...

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Letter To The Editor: Jessica Morse Is Right For The Job

I have lived in California’s 4th District for most of my life, and Jessica Morse is the right public servant to represent us in Congress. Jessica is fifth generation California, and her family still operates a small mill on their original homestead outside of Auburn. Jessica served 10 years under both parties and will continue her bipartisan approach, when elected, ...

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Letter To The Editor: Capitol Continues Assault On Peace Officers

My name is Paul Hornick, and I am a prosecutor in Madera. I have been a prosecutor for 13 years, and never have I seen a state legislature launch an assault on peace officers as shamelessly as what is happening in California now. Berkeley Democrat Nancy Skinner recently introduced Senate Bill 1421, which will likely be passed into law. SB1421 ...

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Letter To The Editor: Paul Hornick’s Endorsements Carry More Weight

When is an Association endorsement not an endorsement of the Association? In the present race for the Office of the District Attorney, Paul Hornick and Sally Moreno have garnered various law enforcement endorsements. Paul is endorsed by the Madera Police Officers’ Association, the Madera County Correctional Officers’ Association, the Chowchilla City Police Officers’ Association, and the Madera County Prosecutors’ Association ...

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Letter To The Editor: Thank You To The Firefighter$

So you want to say “Thank you to the Firefighters.” Every sign along the roads is appreciated by the firefighters and responders. However if you REALLY want to say “Thank You,” call your congressman and state officials to demand a “Livable Wage” to these brave and dedicated souls who protect your lives and your property. They have families and bills, ...

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July 4th Deadwood Fire: We Dodged A Disaster

Open Letter To: Mr. Jerry Leong, July 5, 2018 Capital Outlay Lands Analyst Cal Fire Technical Services Section 1300 U Street, Sacramento, CA 95818 We dodged a major fire disaster on Deadwood Lookout Mountain on July 4, 2018; please note the Sierra News Online link below. It took Cal Fire almost an hour to get equipment to the fire which ...

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Letter to the Editor: CASA Opposed To Separation Of Families At Mexican Border

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Mariposa County recruits, trains and supports CASA volunteers who advocate for children in court, in the classroom, and in the community. These caring individuals serve as the children’s “voice,” working one-on-one with them so that they know they are not alone throughout their time in foster care. Our organization believes in compassionate care for ...

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