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    Work started Friday on demolishing the boarded-up buildings on a downtown block that is slated to be the home of the new Modesto courthouse, a roughly $267-million building with more than two dozen courtrooms. But the state still needs to solve a funding shortfall to pay for building this and other courthouses.

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December 02, 2017 07:00 PM

UPDATED December 02, 2017 07:05 PM

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