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UC Merced joins COVID-19 research effort

As the number of cases of COVID-19 surge again globally as a result of the delta variant, world leaders are searching for ways to make more informed decisions on how to contain the pandemic. Researchers at UC Merced and Michigan State University (MSU) know what can provide early signs of the virus and help with critical decisions — sewage.…

Untraditional path benefits Merced College alum who returned to area

By Luciana Chavez John Espinosa’s Merced College story is ongoing. It started nearly a decade ago when he left Atwater High a year and a half early to attend Merced College. The current chapter began three years ago with a job as a lab technician on the college’s Los Banos Campus. Espinosa could again use Merced College as a springboard…

Young Patriots Challenge teaches kids about U. S. Constitution

The Young Patriots Challenge (YPC), a local contest with a patriotic theme, will be held in Atwater between Sept. 13 and 17. Because our citizens’ Constitutional protections and rights were fundamental to our nation’s founding, a local group of Merced County volunteers organized to assist public school and home school teachers in meeting the…

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