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Trying to make sense of tragedy in Oakland

The impulse is to solely blame the city of Oakland for the Ghost Ship horror. The cause of the fire hasn’t been determined yet, but we know that the artist colony has been on the city’s radar for a while. The warehouse wasn’t zoned for residential use, nor licensed to be a nightclub, but that it was doing both was no secret.

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Mike Dunbar: Denham needs to answer for Trump

Mike Dunbar, The Modesto Bee's Opinions Editor, wants an answer from Rep. Jeff Denham on whether he supports Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. (Brian Clark/bclark@modbee.com)
Mike Dunbar: Denham needs to answer for Trump 1:58

Mike Dunbar: Denham needs to answer for Trump

Kevin Carroll of Modesto Gospel Mission talks about homeless issue 3:51

Kevin Carroll of Modesto Gospel Mission talks about homeless issue

Modesto Bee Opinion editor Mike Dunbar offers 3 election takeaways 2:33

Modesto Bee Opinion editor Mike Dunbar offers 3 election takeaways

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Chiefs and Raiders fans brawl in stands at Arrowhead Stadium