Analysis

America First economics

‘America First’ May Have Unintended Consequences

Have we seen the peak of globalization? Are we entering a new paradigm of increased protectionism under President Trump's "America First" economic policies? According to an article recently published in the Barclays investment blog, these questions cannot y...

Where Did Your Pay Raise Go?

News Analysis By Drew Phelps Last week, the Fresno Bee reported some good news: Average income in Fresno County rose 2.5% from 2015 to 2016, making the average just above $40,000 for 2016. While th...

Hate Crimes Up in California, But Not in Valley

Reported hate crimes may be increasing in California, but in the bigger Valley cities, things remain relatively unchanged. The city of Fresno saw three more hate crimes in 2016 than the previous year. That is balanced by decreases in Clovis, Selma, Hanford and...
Fresno police advisory board

Questions Over Police Board Secrecy

When Fresno’s new police advisory committee convenes Tuesday for its first regular meeting, there will be no published agenda and no public participation in the group’s discussions. That’s because the entire group is appointed by the mayor and does not fall...
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