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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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Letter To The Editor: Military Spouses Robbed Of Insurance Annuity

Another Memorial Day is upon us with the nation honoring the ultimate sacrifice made by our servicemembers for our country. This practice dates back well over a hundred years. I visited my husband’s grave in Arlington National Cemetery two weeks ago while I was in Washington, D.C. for an important event honoring him and the other members of his elite, ...

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Letter To The Editor: Jessica Morse Is An Agent Of Change

June 5th, 2018, is election day, and I would like to encourage your readers to vote for Jessica Morse for Congress. I live in Coarsegold, California, and attended a candidate forum in Oakhurst earlier this year, where I met the 3 Democratic candidates for Congress in this district. Jessica Morse was a standout to me because of her service as ...

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Letter To The Editor: Tom Wheeler Gets Things Done

I’ve known Tom Wheeler for over 30 years. As a hard-working long-time resident he has served all of us in Eastern Madera County in numerous capacities for years. He understands the needs of the district and applies his prior private sector experience to help solve the present challenges we face. Tom has helped to instill a Customer Service attitude within ...

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