112018May

Is your drinking water clean in Merced County? Advocates say rural residents at risk

BY THADDEUS MILLER | tmiller@mercedsun-star.com May 11, 2018 04:30 PM Dos Palos student Ace Mejia Sanchez doesn’t know where the drinking fountains are located at her school. Why would she? Nobody uses them. The 17-year-old said she’s been taught all her life not to drink from the tap, and instead sip bottled water. “I thought it…

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232017Oct

After County Votes Down Healthcare Program Community Is Still Hopeful

A proposed health care program in Merced County would allow all residents to access healthcare services, regardless of immigration status Merced, CA – On a three to two vote, Merced County Supervisors voted down the development of a county healthcare program for everyone in Merced County, regardless of immigration status (including the undocumented population).  This…

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112017Jul

Want to address Merced County’s elected leaders in public? Better speak English

BY BRIANNA CALIX | bcalix@mercedsunstar.com  JULY 11, 2017 5:37 PM Non-English speaking residents of Merced County struggle to voice their opinions to the public officials they help elect, critics said Tuesday. Lupe Delgado, a healthcare outreach worker with the Parent Institute for Quality Education, said many local voices have been stifled by Merced County’s failure to…

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