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A project called “I Matter” at two Calaveras County schools is helping students feel valued, build a sense of connection with each other and to the community, and highlight individual worth. This first-time project has had a positive impact on students, staff and family members as they view …

There’s a showdown brewing between the Pine Mountain Lake Association, which represents owners of hundreds of homes and other properties in a gated community outside Groveland, and the Groveland Community Services District, which has a new tax plan focused on raising revenue from constructio…

Thanksgiving weekend incidents in Tuolumne County included the death of a woman Saturday in a medical emergency while driving on Hess Avenue; a half-day closure of a portion of Highway 108 due to a multi-vehicle crash that resulted in a hazardous chemical spill; and two people safely escapin…

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The Union Democrat's A and B sections will be combined into one section in both the print and electronic editions on Thursday, Friday and Saturday due to issues with the press in Marysville that normally prints the newspaper. This will only be temporary, and we will go back to our normal lay…

A rare, intrepid male gray wolf from Oregon, which visited Tuolumne County at least two times early this year and ventured as far south as Ventura County in September, was found dead two weeks ago next to Interstate 5 near Lebec in Kern County, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife …

The Sonora City Council approved a $200,000 project at a public meeting last week to build a new basketball court at Woods Creek Rotary Park, resurface cushioned flooring in the playground area, replace a roof structure over picnic tables, and add more benches and lighting.

There was so much hugging taking place as people left the ticket booth and entered the stands for a destruction derby on Saturday at the Mother Lode Fairgrounds in Sonora that it could have been easy to mistake it for a family gathering.