Poverty/Justice

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 b...
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...

West Fresno Residents Rejoice. Darling Plant Move OK’d

Click on the video above to watch Mary Curry talk about the importance of moving the Darling plant For decades, west Fresno residents complained about factories in their neighborhoods. Then five years ago, a group filed a lawsuit seeking change. As of Thurs...

Fresno’s Homeless Speak Up

OPINION BY NANCY FLYNN I am often appalled by the words used to describe homeless people in Fresno.  I read these words on social media. I hear them in conversations. Bums, vagrants, scum and campe...

Here’s a Better Way to Help Homeless People of Fresno

  Opinion by Bill McEwen Like a lot of people around the country, many Fresnans are fed up with the impacts of homelessness. They are tired of having their homes broken into. Tired of going to their businesses early in the morning and find...

Fresno County is No. 1 in California Poverty

News Analysis By Drew Phelps Fresno County is finally number one … in the percentage of individuals living in poverty. According to the results of the U.S. Census’ single-year American Community Su...