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 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...

‘Housing First’ Model for Fresno Homeless isn’t Working

Opinion By Don Eskes The city and county of Fresno have a significant homeless problem that is being addressed on a number of fronts. Still, there are big gaps in our approaches. The latest point-in-time count by the Fresno-Madera Continuum of Car...

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...

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 Survey from 2016, Fresno County reached the top posi...

Will More Police Make Fresno Safer?

Public safety dominated the 2016 mayoral campaign. Mayor Brand stated a goal of 1,000 officers on multiple occasions on the campaign trail and wants to get there by the end of his term. In his recently released 2017-2018 budget proposal, Brand suggested ...
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