Negotiating prices for prescription drugs is a common cost-control method already used by the Veterans Administration, Medicaid and every industrialized nation that provides health care for its citizens.
On April 16, 2016, Haven Women’s Center is hosting its third Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event to raise funds to assist victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Walk a Mile is designed for men as a call for action in our community about the serious causes, effects and accountability regarding sexualized violence.
Modesto is set to host the athletes of the Amgen Tour of California – an important role in one of the world’s premier bicycle races. We have an opportunity to show our guests the hospitality that only a City of Great Neighbors can.
Our new Stanislaus County library director, Diane McDonnell, has only been on the job for 18 months and is already facing the ominous reality of going to the voters and asking for another extension of the one-eighth cent sales tax which supports some 88 percent of our total library operation.
Scientific evidence that negative health effects, deaths and environmental damage resulting from human use of fossil fuels is already happening and will disastrously increase in magnitude goes far beyond a reasonable doubt; it even exceeds a jury-trial criteria for finding of guilt.
Those of us who love the outdoors, especially hiking in the Sierra, are always looking for winter opportunities for stretching our legs and enjoying nature without fighting snow and similar elements. Such an opportunity is available close by, and you will encounter few others when you enjoy this outing.
What is socialism? And what is a socialist? To the average American socialism is a four-letter word, like swearing in church or having your dog mess on the living room rug. Use the word in a friendly way and you will be politely ushered out the nearest door.
According to the California Attorney General’s office, human trafficking is an estimated $32 billion-a-year global industry – and the average age of a trafficked victim is only 12 to 14 years old. As a mother of three young children, this statistic is deeply alarming.
Editor’s note: This is the excerpted version of the winning essay from the American Heritage Essay contest conducted by Modesto City Schools, the Stanislaus County Office of Education and The Modesto Bee. Kara Liu, a student at Beyer High, addressed the prompt: In 1215 the Magna Carta affirmed a right to trial by jury. Eight-hundred years later and a continent away, many civil and criminal disputes are still resolved by juries. Is trial by jury an idea past its prime? Citations and footnotes have been removed. Liu was awarded a $2,000 scholarship for the