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Former County Sheriff Bill Amis dies

William “Bill” Amis, a former Merced County sheriff who served two terms in office in the 1980s, died last Wednesday, July 6, according to reports received before the Times press deadline this week. Details about his passing were not immediately available; however, several community leaders spoke up to remember the man who served Merced…

City approves final budget on positive housing note

Merced leaders approved a new $384.6 million fiscal budget for ongoing city government operations in a split 4-3 vote on Tuesday night. The decision included an added $500,000 to be set aside for an undefined affordable housing funding plan or program that appeared to be a smaller concession to demands from local activists and supporters who…

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