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Signs, chants, honks and cheers mark large, upbeat Women’s March Modesto

Close to 1,000 people came out to march down McHenry Avenue as part of the national Women’s March movement. The gathering was a protest against the incoming administration and rally behind progressive causes.

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City probe of wastewater workers slogs along

It’s been about 12 weeks since The Modesto Bee wrote about several Modesto wastewater employees apparently goofing off on the job. And the city’s investigations into those allegations of malfeasance? “It’s going slow,” a city official said.

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Modesto draws interest for L.A. passenger flights

The president of Great Lakes Airlines reiterated his company’s interest in providing passenger flights between Modesto and Los Angeles. But Great Lakes needs pilots for those flights, and its search comes as the airline industry weathers a pilot shortage, which has hit smaller, regional carriers – including Wyoming-based Great Lakes – hard.

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Learn about plans for permanent homeless access center

The public can learn more at a Wednesday meeting about the plans for a permanent homeless access center at the Salvation Army’s Haig and Isabel Berberian Shelter and Transitional Living Center. The project is part of Focus on Prevention, an initiative Stanislaus County launched nearly two years ago to deal with the local homelessness crisis.

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Man killed after being struck by train in east Modesto

A man was killed after he was struck by a train in east Modesto, Calif., on Friday night. At about 5:30 p.m., authorities were called to the area of Terminal Avenue and Claus Road on a report of a man having been hit by a northbound Amtrak passenger train.

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Women's March Modesto draws large crowd

Close to 1,000 people gathered for the Women's March Modesto to protest the new administration and rally around progressive causes. Marchers went down McHenry to Graceada Park with signs, chants and more. (Marijke Rowland/mrowland@modbee.com)
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Women's March Modesto draws large crowd

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Steve Knell profile

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