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Merced celebrates Juneteenth holiday

Residents from across Merced gathered together in front of the Merced County Courthouse Museum for a Juneteenth celebration last Friday, June 19. The special day of celebration marks the announcement that tens of thousands of African-Americans in Texas had been emancipated, closing the door on one of the last chapters of slavery in…

Be aware, get ready for the mother of all elections

The November election will be the biggest of its kind in the history of Merced County. More local residents are registered to vote than ever before — just over 106,000 as of last week — and considering the county’s population is around 270,000, there’s plenty of room to grow the number of potential voters. Also, county officials are expecting…

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