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Mosquito wave follows flooding

If it feels like the mosquitoes have been particularly brutal this year, it isn’t just in your imagination. Unusually high levels of rain, and the resulting flooding, created the ideal breeding ground for multiple types of mosquitoes in Merced County, and increased numbers mean increased bites. “It’s not dependent on class, if…

Rep. Duarte’s Town Hall draws crowd

The Atwater Memorial Building was standing room only for U.S. Representative John Duarte’s Town Hall meeting Tuesday evening. Workers' overalls and thousand dollar suits sat side by side for the community gathering, which was Duarte’s first in Atwater. Supporters and critics alike gathered to address the 13th District congressman…