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Sentencing panel is no answer

Prison reform and healthcare for prisoners have been a focus in the Legislature for the past two years. This year the Legislature passed Assembly Bill 900 (Solorio) in an attempt to address some of the prison reform needs. I agree that we need to expand our existing facilities or build new facilities to create additional bed space, but there are many components of this bill and other prison reform ideas that I cannot support.

September 26, 2007 | Jeff Denham | Opinion


Congress versus the price gougers

It's a dangerous world today. Remorseless men murder their wives and lovers. Terrorists want to bomb humankind back to the seventh century. And now, gas station owners with blood as cold as a reptile are conspiring to charge you outrageous sums for gasoline.

September 26, 2007 | Dr. Mark | Opinion


20 years at the Ceres Courier

This month was a milestone in my life and career.

September 26, 2007 | Jeff Benziger | Opinion


Letters to the Editor

September 19, 2007 | | Opinion


Sound Off!

• Junior high students ditch 'planning day'

September 05, 2007 | | Opinion


Letters to the Editor

Government didn't care to bring all vets home from Vietnam

August 29, 2007 | | Opinion


Governor should convene a budget revision panel

A "Budget Revision Panel" is indeed an interesting concept. I, for one, have been deeply frustrated with this year's budget process, or shall I say, lack of process. If the process had truly followed the design set forth in the California State Constitution, then it's feasible to believe that there would have been a state budget presented from the Legislature to the governor by the June 15 deadline. Thanks to a game of politics, rather than focusing on the people impacted by the budget, the budget was delayed for more than 52 days impacting vital state services.

August 29, 2007 | Jeff Denham | Opinion


Greg Laurie bore into hearts

It would have been real tough to miss the fact that Greg Laurie was in town. If the makeshift billboards, newspaper articles and bumper stickers didn't grab your attention, the message hanging from a vintage bi-plane flying over Ceres probably did.

August 29, 2007 | Jeff Benziger | Opinion


LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Editor, Ceres Courier,

August 22, 2007 | | Opinion


Letters to the Editor

Editor, Ceres Courier,

August 08, 2007 | | Opinion


CALWORKS reform makes sense

Lost in all the rhetoric and false accusations about the governor's proposal to reform CALWORKS (the state's welfare system) are the facts. While the liberal Democrat leadership of the Senate and Assembly try to portray this proposal conforming to federal law as somehow throwing single mothers and kids out into the streets, nothing could be farther from the truth.

August 08, 2007 | Jeff Denham | Opinion


OUR OPINION: Tax would help offset shortages in personnel

Ceres voters have an important decision to make on Nov. 6. Besides sending two members to the City Council, and selecting a mayor, voters will have to weigh increasing the sales tax a half percent to hire more police officers and firefighters.

August 08, 2007 | | Opinion


Enjoying the fair the way it is

I had a chance to visit the Stanislaus County Fair about six times during the 10-day run, both as a reporter and as a fair-goer.

August 08, 2007 | Jeff Benziger | Opinion


Many adults are going AWOL

It's really too bad that we live in a society where we have to think about passing a law that cracks down on parties where alcohol is served to minors.

August 01, 2007 | Jeff Benziger | Opinion


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Voters tend to 'go cheap' in deciding where to cast votes

"You get what you pay for." Often that's a truism that reflects the reality that if you buy cheap, you end up with cheap ...

February 28, 2013 | Jeff Benziger | Opinion


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