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Church-and-state lines blur in MID campaign

Aided by The House senior pastor Glen Berteau, Modesto Irrigation District candidate Stu Gilman stumped during a church sermon. Pres. Donald Trump’s May 4 executive order says pastors no longer are forbidden from endorsing political candidates from the pulpit.

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Modesto reveals second contract where it spent too much

Modesto is going public with a second instance in which it paid a company substantially more for work than what the City Council authorized. This time, the council authorized spending $731,500 over five years for printing and mailing services, but the city continued to use the company after the contract ended, spending an additional $113,554.