Opinion

State Issues

Poll finds voters remain ignorant on budget

Polling by the Public Policy Institute of California consistently shows that California adults are ignorant about how the state budget allocates money among the major spending categories, wrongly believing that prisons come first in spending when, in fact, they come in last.

Videos

Kevin Carroll of Modesto Gospel Mission talks about homeless issue

Mike Dunbar, The Bee's Opinions Editor, discussed Modesto's homeless issue with Kevin Carroll, executive director/CEO of the Modesto Gospel Mission in December 2015.
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

High above Modesto's Dry Creek at Tuolumne River 0:50

High above Modesto's Dry Creek at Tuolumne River

Fifth-wheel rescued from floodwaters 1:28

Fifth-wheel rescued from floodwaters