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Soto decries incumbent, calls for ethics on county board

Maria Soto doesn’t hold back when she brings up issues of ethics, transparency and political corruption when talking publicly about Merced County Supervisor Rodrigo Espinosa — the leader she wants to replace in the 2024 Election. In fact, Soto has appeared before Espinosa and the board on more than one occasion in recent weeks to candidly and…

Duarte introduces bill to fight fentanyl traffickers 

U.S. Rep. John Duarte, who represents Merced County in Congressional District 13, along with Rep. David Valadao (R-Hanford) have introduced a bill to combat fentanyl and other drugs in the Central Valley and across America. The bill has bipartisan support from across the nation, and includes the support of Congress members Elissa Slotkin, Henry…