Poverty/Justice

Which One of California’s New 2018 Laws Affects You?

News Analysis By Drew Phelps New year, new you … new laws? Each year, new laws come into effect and, each year, these new laws affect people in new and different ways. Among others, these groups will see changes due to California laws t...

What Sharia Law Means: Five Questions Answered

Asma Afsaruddin, Indiana University What is Sharia Law? Sharia in Arabic means “the way,” and does not refer to a body of law. Sharia is more accurately understood as referring to wide-ranging moral and broad ethical principles drawn from the Quran...

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 group is appointed by the mayor and does not fall...

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 campers, they are called. Dangerous, dirty, criminal...
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