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Work on Bear Creek intensifies before next storm

Editor’s note: This story is in progress, look for future updates. Skip Johnson has been sounding the alarm about one vulnerable stretch of Bear Creek in Merced for years.  After this week’s big flood in the region — and the threat of more storms in the days to come — the subject of his ongoing concern appears to be…

Gas prices to fall nearly 50 cents per gallon

After a tumultuous year for gas prices, some relief may be on the way in 2023. The yearly national average price of gas in 2023 is forecast to drop nearly 50 cents per gallon from that of 2022 to $3.49, according to GasBuddy's 2023 Fuel Outlook. Continuing improvement in refinery capacity will help alleviate gasoline and diesel prices, though…

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