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Black women are at highest risk for pregnancy deaths. How a new California law addresses the problem

The Merced FOCUS newsletter March 18 edition: The latest local and Valley news

Valley turnout was mediocre for the 2024 primary election. Experts weigh in on why voters stayed home

Valley voters now appear to reject Prop. 1, but homeless initiative maintains thin lead statewide

Cyber criminals infiltrated Merced County schools, costing districts thousands of dollars. Here’s how officials responded

Why it’s now easier for children of injured veterans to get into college in California

Merced County has a surge in unwanted dogs and cats. Here’s how that’s impacted euthanization rates

Merced FOCUS Election Roundup: See which supervisor seat could change hands, where races stand

Live Election Updates: Early returns show strong support for Measure C

Last minute 2024 primary voter guide: What Merced County residents should know

The Merced FOCUS newsletter March 4 edition: The latest local and Valley news

Beyond Beauty: The crucial role of almonds to the Valley’s multibillion-dollar agricultural economy

Most California high school students aren’t college-ready, analysis shows. What it means for the Valley

In the Valley, dental volunteers continue this annual tradition of providing free care to youth

Permit application filed to bring IMAX theater to downtown Merced, city confirms

The Merced FOCUS newsletter Feb. 26 edition: The latest local and Valley news

Why experts say Merced County was hit hard by a nationwide bird flu outbreak

Four Valley siblings are running for office in 2024. Are they a California political dynasty in the making?

February rains ‘above normal’ for Merced County and Valley, say forecasters. Is more on the way?

This scholarship is shaping careers for Valley nursing students. Here’s how to apply

The Merced FOCUS newsletter Feb. 19 edition: The latest local and Valley news

What does Gov. Newsom’s homeless ballot initiative mean for the Central Valley? What to know about Prop. 1

This California proposal would create a helmet exemption for motorcyclists who wear turbans. Here’s how it works

Madera leaders pass Gaza ceasefire resolution, become first Valley city calling for peace

Merced County high school grad rates are consistently above state average. What officials say is working

Merced FOCUS newsletter Feb. 12 edition: The latest local and Valley news

Chinese New Year is upon us. Here’s a guide for newbies, plus the history of Chinese Americans in Merced and the Valley

Black History Month is being recognized in Merced County. ‘We have a direct connection to the spirit’

UCSF Health and Adventist Health join in new proposal to purchase Madera Community Hospital

The Merced FOCUS: Local news now in sharper focus

This Valley county’s in dire need of mental health professionals. A $5.2 million program’s helping fill the gaps

Merced County’s top scholars use wit and wisdom to compete in academic decathlon. Here’s who won top prize

Merced County primary election ballots to be mailed this week. Here’s what to expect

Merced County residents vigilant as storms approach, work continues to prevent flood repeat

Planada residents look back, one year after a devastating flood. ‘I lost everything. I had to start from zero’

This medical program seeks a million people to improve the health of diverse groups. How Valley residents can help

CVJC Newsletter Jan. 29 edition: The latest Merced and Valley news

Merced's streets are now dangerous 'speedways,' residents say. Here’s what the new police chief wants to do about it

Merced County’s counting its homeless. Here’s how it compares to state, national trends

A budget crunch at UC Merced has hit lecturers. ‘We’re eating into our savings’

CVJC Newsletter Jan. 22 edition: The latest Merced and Valley news

Valley CSU faculty will call for higher wages during strike. Some say their request is too costly

New community planned near UC Merced gets green light from city leaders. It’s expected to ‘transform’ the region

Free Valley event offers help to low-income patients in need of hearing aids, screenings. Here’s how to sign up

In California, youth mental health help is now just a tap away with the launch of two free apps

‘We get hope on this day.’ Merced residents gather in a spirit of unity to honor MLK

Merced MLK March set for Monday. Candidates for Board of Supervisors to hold town hall next week

Many Valley students rely on college financial aid. A new application makes the process easier

One year after Planada flood, Merced County approves plan for $20 million in state aid

CVJC Newsletter Jan. 9 edition: The latest Merced and Valley news

California’s San Joaquin Valley has a therapist shortage. Here’s how a university hopes to change that

More rain expected for Merced County. Here's what weather forecasters predict

Merced County's March election is approaching. Who’s running and what voters need to know

CVJC Newsletter Jan. 2 edition: The latest Merced and Valley news

Here’s a look at top healthcare headlines for the northern San Joaquin Valley in 2023