Merced County residents rally on national day of support for undocumented immigrants

BY VIKAAS SHANKER | vshanker@mercedsunstar.com More than 100 Merced County residents on Saturday called for the reunification of immigrant parents separated from their children during a march and rally in Merced. Joining with hundreds of thousands of protesters across the nation Saturday, advocates, local community organizations and faith leaders called on lawmakers to oppose President Donald…

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Supervisors tout ‘Participatory Budgeting’ to local residents

By John Miller | johnmiller@midvalleypub.com Merced residents got their first glimpse of the ‘Participatory Budgeting’ (PB) process proposed by Merced County District 1 Supervisor Rodrigo Espinoza and District 2 Supervisor Lee Lor during a community meeting at the Merced County Office of Education. Local residents and representatives from a variety of community organizations met with…

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Immigration at forefront of Merced’s final town hall meeting

BY BRIANNA CALIX | bcalix@mercedsunstar.com  Concerns about immigration policies and how federal positions are shifting took center stage at a final town hall meeting hosted by Merced City Council members and the city’s staff. Nearly 30 people addressed the City Council at Tenaya Middle School at the event Thursday night, and many questioned how Merced will…

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