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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 ...

Conflict Over Cancellation of Prof Search

The search and the cancellation of that search for an instructor position at Fresno State had led to the resignation of a prominent professor. Fresno State was looking to hire a professor for its Middle East...

Recap: Feinstein in Fresno

Senator Dianne Feinstein toured Fresno County during a visit on Thursday (June 1). She started at Terra Nova Farms in Helm. Then, former Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin hosted Feinstein for a luncheon attended by about 400 people. While the gala benefited...

Where the President Isn’t in Fresno

It is customary for presidential portraits to be hung on the walls of federal buildings. Have you ever gone to a federal building in Fresno, and wondered, where is President Trump? At the wall of the Robe...

No DQ: Witness Comes Forward in ALRB Case

The identity of the witness behind Agricultural Labor Relations Board (ALRB) member Isadore Hall’s alleged threats against those who oppose him has been revealed. State Senator Andy Vidak (R-Hanford) initially called attention to a “profanity-laced tirade” ...

Council Thursday: Art, Budget and Solar

City council heard Mayor Lee Brand’s presentation of the $1.1 billion budget at a meeting on Thursday (May 25). Just like his public introduction earlier this week, Brand highlighted the public safety compon...

Reaction to Pelco Layoffs

Once known as the leaders of cutting-edge surveillance cameras, a Valley company has fallen behind the technological curve. Pelco employees learned at a company meeting last week that 200 workers will be lai...

Watch: Mayor Brand Releases First Budget

Mayor Lee Brand announced his first budget for the city of Fresno. His proposal is for $1.1 billion, with $321 million going to the general fund. Watch his announcement above. Click here to read the budget.   What are your thoughts? Leave your comm...
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