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Stanislaus County bolsters staffing for child welfare services

Stanislaus County will increase staffing to manage a growing number of child welfare cases and achieve better outcomes when children are removed from homes because of abuse or neglect. Tuesday, the Board of Supervisors approved the addition of four social workers for the Community Services Agency, as well as two public health nurses and two mental health clinicians.

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MID ponders fairness of water, power pricing

Modesto Irrigation District leaders agree that farmers should pay more for water, but it’s unclear how subsidies borne by electricity customers might be lessened because the board does not want to separate accounting for its two core services: water and power.

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