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Grant funding on way for Gateway mural project

The Merced City Council has approved acceptance of $850,000 in grant funding to support the installation of gateway monuments on various state routes and $350,000 in grant funding to support the installation of murals on various state highway structures in the City of Merced. “This project, funded by Governor Gavin Newsom’s…

Council candidates speak out at forum

The final stretch of Election 2022 is upon us, and local candidates are ramping up their public appearances in the attempt to garner the most possible votes in their respective races. On Tuesday night at City Hall, candidates for seats on the Merced City Council gathered to express their views during an election forum organized by…

Merced should not give up on planned police station site

The City Council is in negotiations to sell the site of the new police headquarters. This is a profound mistake that will reduce public safety, increase costs, and divide the city regarding police-community relations. For 20 years, the prior city councils have recognized a serious need for a new police station, planned for it and purchased…