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Clinton will give more Americans an opportunity to succeed

The former secretary of state is not the lesser of two evils. Her record, policies and temperament show that she is well qualified to be the 45th president of the United States, unlike the volatile Donald Trump, whose ascension to the White House would be a disaster for the nation, and the San Joaquin Valley, in particular.

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‘Yes’ vote on Prop. 58 will ease school language barriers

Proposition 58 would allow local school districts to choose the most up-to-date and effective methods for language instruction and free districts from strict limits on bilingual education ordered by Proposition 227. Passage of Proposition 58 is critical to the success of Valley school districts with large numbers of English Language Learners.

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Vote ‘no’ on half-baked Proposition 64

The ballot initiative that would fully legalize marijuana is filled with holes and is far more about creating another California Gold Rush than it is about social justice. In addition, not enough is known about the long-term health effects of using marijuana or its impact on public safety to justify Proposition 64’s passage.

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Clinton is best presidential choice for Democrats

For a spell, it appeared that California might play a big role in determining the GOP and Democratic presidential nominees. Once again, however, our state largely has been relegated to the sidelines. But of this, there should be little doubt: Hillary Clinton is the best person to succeed Barack Obama as president of the United States.

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Vote yes on Measure C for community colleges

As those visionaries who came before us have done, it is once again our region’s turn to continue our commitment to robust careers for the future by saying “yes” to Measure C, a $485 million bond measure providing infrastructure and updates that will pay off for decades. That is $18.50 per $100,000 valuation for property owners. That’s a bargain.

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