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County leaders sworn in at Courthouse

It was standing room only at the Merced County Courthouse Museum on Tuesday as the Board of Supervisors held a special meeting inside the historic building. Chairman Lloyd Pareira directed the meeting from the courtroom bench that was used by judges as far back as 1875, while the rest of the board sat in front. They were all…

County agrees to moratorium on cultivation of industrial hemp

After listening to a presentation by Merced County Ag Commissioner Dave Robinson, hearing public comment, and discussing it among themselves, the Merced County Board of Supervisors approved Tuesday a 45-day moratorium on the cultivation of industrial hemp. Robinson became involved in hemp issues because hemp growers must register through their…