<![CDATA[Community Columns | ModBee.com &]]> http://www.modbee.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/community-columns/ en-us Tue, 30 Sep 2014 14:47:19 PDT http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Tue, 30 Sep 2014 14:47:19 PDT Community Columns 60 bclark@modbee.com I shoot; I served; I grieve ... now I want to talk about guns http://www.modbee.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/community-columns/article177440361.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 07 Oct 2017 10:49:00 PDT

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Legendary principal Tom Parker turned around Turlock High http://www.modbee.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/community-columns/article153765909.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 01 Jun 2017 08:27:05 PDT

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Need a smart companion? Alexa won’t leave you alone http://www.modbee.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/community-columns/article153618489.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 01 Jun 2017 12:59:00 PDT

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Sheriff isn’t always such a tough guy http://www.modbee.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/community-columns/article143203399.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 08 Apr 2017 15:46:00 PDT

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State’s current plan for river flows spells disaster for our region http://www.modbee.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/community-columns/article139157638.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 17 Mar 2017 10:58:00 PDT

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Why build pipelines to the past when we create a new future? http://www.modbee.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/community-columns/article138661978.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 15 Mar 2017 11:17:57 PDT

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When you’re sitting at a traffic light, think of Doug Carmody http://www.modbee.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/community-columns/article134659934.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 24 Feb 2017 18:34:00 PST

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Finished mud race, didn’t Facebook it http://www.modbee.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/community-columns/article125940944.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 14 Jan 2017 13:35:00 PST

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Parents hold the key to raising children who want to do well in school http://www.modbee.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/community-columns/article123860879.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 30 Dec 2016 14:15:00 PST

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Opioids abuse kills an American every 16 minutes http://www.modbee.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/community-columns/article123708804.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 29 Dec 2016 20:20:03 PST

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Larry Byrd: A fight for now, a fight for our future http://www.modbee.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/community-columns/article121625727.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 18 Dec 2016 06:22:40 PST

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Where else can you get all our parks for $10? http://www.modbee.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/community-columns/article121395283.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 16 Dec 2016 14:05:36 PST

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Judge me by what I’ve done in Congress, not my feelings about Donald Trump http://www.modbee.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/community-columns/article94019727.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 07 Aug 2016 02:43:00 PDT

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Burchell Fountain gave Modesto character and beauty, but now it’s gone http://www.modbee.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/community-columns/article93834252.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 05 Aug 2016 13:49:00 PDT

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Why have we forsaken Kennedy’s vision for feeding the world? http://www.modbee.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/community-columns/article93940392.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 05 Aug 2016 10:27:30 PDT

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Treatment of some veterans is radioactive http://www.modbee.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/community-columns/article88447137.html#storylink=rss The government exposed many sailors and their ships to radiation from nuclear explosions

Those who later served aboard those ships were also at risk for cancers

But unless they were at the blast site, the government won’t provide any help

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Mayor reflects on Turlock’s ‘Year of Reform’ http://www.modbee.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/community-columns/article87962712.html#storylink=rss Gary Soiseth cites new debt management, fee structures among accomplishments

City also passed stringent campaign finance reforms

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Searching for what is true http://www.modbee.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/community-columns/article86815622.html#storylink=rss Finding solutions to our most vexing problems require facts

We can’t confront modern issues unless we are willing to face facts

Search for answers to climate change, homelessness lead Bee visiting editors to bigger issues

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What’s happening to our forests is an emergency, President Obama http://www.modbee.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/community-columns/article85731607.html#storylink=rss There were 6 times more big fires in 2015 than in 2014, and this year is starting even worse

Tree mortality is contributing to raging wildfires; California needs help to address the problem

The House has acted to provide more funding, but the law is languishing in the Senate

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William Bishop: Forcing president to use certain words distorts the message http://www.modbee.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/community-columns/article85526712.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 23 Jun 2016 11:01:07 PDT http://www.modbee.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/community-columns/article85526712.html If only president had seen Yosemite as we do http://www.modbee.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/community-columns/article84360092.html#storylink=rss He could have waited for an hour to get in at Highway 120 entrance

He could have dodged those pulling into and out of the overlooks

He could have skipped Glacier Point and Tuolumne Meadows because who has time?

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Deepening UC’s roots in downtown Merced http://www.modbee.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/community-columns/article81567372.html#storylink=rss UC Merced investing in community with new downtown campus center

Bringing 370 staffers downtown will help spur business

Groundbreaking takes place Wednesday night at 5 o’clock

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What you learn hanging around Modesto’s busiest emergency room http://www.modbee.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/community-columns/article80126092.html#storylink=rss Instead of fewer ER visits, hospitals are seeing far, far more since Obamacare

Some patients have insurance now, so they feel it’s OK to call an ambulance to pick up their meds

Despite hundreds of patients, DMC staff still manages to treat the ill with kindness, compassion

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What next for Yosemite? Camp Chicken Curry, Badger Balm Ski Park, Cascade Clean Creek? http://www.modbee.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/community-columns/article78707437.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 20 May 2016 15:02:00 PDT

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America’s first Cinco de Mayo celebrated in Columbia http://www.modbee.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/community-columns/article75559432.html#storylink=rss Victory over French at Puebla provided the reason

Mexican miners didn’t want to waste a good opportunity for a party

The first Cinco party didn’t take place until May 27th

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Stanislaus Republicans get a first-hand account of Benghazi attack http://www.modbee.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/community-columns/article74517392.html#storylink=rss Kris Paronto, a member of embassy security team, recalls ‘stand down’ order

He recounted the harrowing moments from 2012 in the book ‘13 Hours in Benghazi’

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Experience the joy of Stanislaus’ Special Olympics on Saturday http://www.modbee.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/community-columns/article72715447.html#storylink=rss First competition was in 1968, nearly 50 years ago

It’s an opportunity to see potential realized through athletics

Games begin at 10 a.m. at Kennedy School in Ceres

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Despite misleading ads, allowing drug negotiations would lower prices http://www.modbee.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/community-columns/article71872487.html#storylink=rss Pharmaceutical companies don’t want any change in Medicare Part D because it protects their profits

Medicaid and the VA both negotiate drug prices, and in some cases they are 40 percent lower

Negotiating drug prices could save government and consumers $16 billion each year

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Kathleen Rowe-Glendon: Going extra mile to confront domestic violence http://www.modbee.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/community-columns/article70404357.html#storylink=rss Haven Women’s Center provides shelter for those escaping domestic violence

Men will put on high heels and walk a mile downtown to help raise money, awareness

Taking such a walk is funny, but rape and abuse is deadly serious

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Who are your local heroes? Red Cross wants to know http://www.modbee.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/community-columns/article68989827.html#storylink=rss Red Cross worked hard to help harmed during Butte and Valley fires

Heroes can rush into flames or rush to give a stranger a kidney

Deadline for nominations is April 5

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