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Receive the latest local and breaking news from Merced and the Central Valley in California. The Merced Sun-Star and report on the local topics you care about, including local weather, traffic, crime, sports and national news.

Features of the app include:

• Breaking news alerts and real-time updates.
• The local news and sports topics you care about from around the Merced area.
• View stunning photos and galleries of news coverage and events.
• The Merced Sun-Star opinions, editorials and columns you love.
• Ability to share stories and galleries on Facebook, Twitter or by email.
• EXTRAS: Your subscription to the Merced Sun-Star comes with complimentary web access, as well as access to the eEdition.

Subscribe to the app now and get your first two weeks free. Monthly and annual subscriptions are available for $12.99 per month or $129.99 per year and include unlimited digital access to the Merced Sun-Star app, the Sun-Star’s eEdition and

Your credit card will not be charged until after the two-week free trial.

Your subscription will automatically renew each month or year 24-hours before the end of the current period, and your credit card will be charged through your iTunes account at confirmation of purchase unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. You can turn off auto-renew at any time from your iTunes account settings. Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when you purchase a subscription to that publication, where applicable.

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What's New

Version 7.1.0

We fixed some bugs that caused articles to be cut off and not display in full.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
126 Ratings
126 Ratings

Not Bad

Suzee Q 212

The app isn’t bad but doesn’t update soon enough. The FB account actually has more up to date local news posts. Bottom line it’s free and can’t complain.

Was ok until...


I'm from the area of Merced and I've been living on the east coast for a while. Reading Merced Sun-Star articles is how I keep up on news from back home. I liked the updates to the mobile app except for one, now I have to pay to read the articles. I understand the Sun-Star has to make money, but I cannot justify paying for a subscription to a newspaper 3,000 miles away. I used to be able to read the articles for free on the website as well as the app but I can see that has changed. So the app is probably worth it if you have a job in this poor economy and can afford to pay for a subscription on top of your other bills. Unfortunately as a new homeowner with a mortgage payment and home repair bills I cannot, so I'm deleting the app. From now on I'll have to rely on news from Merced that makes national headlines so I can read it on my cnn app(free) or ask friends and family in the area what's been going on.

I love this!

Kassi P

I really like the new look of this app but even more, I appreciate the content. I like having a reliable place to find out local news plus get links to world, national and entertainment news. I don't live locally so it is great to have a place to find out what's happening in Merced and then get convenient links to the broader picture. I think you guys are doing a great job providing a needed service. Thanks for helping to keep us informed.


McClatchy Interactive
66.3 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Spanish
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
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In-App Purchases
  1. Annual Subscription $129.99
  2. Montly Subscription $12.99


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