Opinion

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Sunny Poncet: Media partially to blame for tragedies

Every where you turn now days you see/hear of another senseless shooting, then the discussions on how to stop it. It goes on for hours. I think if the media would just back off, let these hot bed areas figure things out without all the cameras & microphones in their faces, let them breathe. You know the 15 minutes of fame phrase, well, this is what the media is fueling the fire with. The sad thing is these groups are riding it based on a tragedy.

National Opinions

Trump’s ideas would make Ronald Reagan puke

On a national convention stage that includes the kettledrum personalities of Sen. Ted Cruz and Donald Trump, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is in the snare or bongo category. His speech to the convention Wednesday night took a quieter, more sophisticated approach (at least when compared with the convention’s signature refrain of “Lock Her Up!”).

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Kevin Carroll of Modesto Gospel Mission talks about homeless issue

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