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Bill McEwen,
News Director

Bill McEwen is news director and columnist for GV Wire. He joined GV Wire in August 2017 after 37 years at The Fresno Bee. With The Bee, he served as Opinion Editor, City Hall reporter, Metro columnist, sports columnist and sports editor through the years. His work has been frequently honored by the California Newspapers Publishers Association, including authoring first-place editorials in 2015 and 2016. Bill and his wife, Karen, are proud parents of two adult sons, and they have two grandsons. You can contact Bill at 559-492-4031 or at Send an Email

Stories by Bill McEwen

One Man Drowns in San Joaquin River, Another Is Hospitalized

The San Joaquin River claimed its second victim this month at Skaggs Bridge Park in Kerman when an unidentified man drowned on Sunday aftern...

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‘All I Can Do Is Ask for Your Forgiveness,’ Fresno’s Top Cop Says in Email to Officers

With questions swirling about his future, Police Chief Paco Balderrama asked Fresno police officers for their “forgiveness” in a...

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Fresno Police Union: Members Feel Betrayed, Trust Lost in Chief Balderrama

The leader of the Fresno Police Officers Association says that the union’s executive board “has received countless communication...

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Radanovich Sounds Alarm Over Dem Efforts to Undermine Prop 47 Revise

Republican Assembly candidate George Radanovich is criticizing state Democrats for what he describes as their attempts to undermine efforts ...

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Pro Rock Climber Barrett Gets Life Sentence for Yosemite Sexual Assaults

Well-known professional rock climber Charles Barrett received a life prison sentence in Sacramento federal court on Tuesday morning. “Barr...

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Valley Temps Could Reach 110 Next Week, Weather Service Says

Today’s Fresno warm-up to the mid-90s is just a taste of next week’s heat, according to the National Weather Service in Hanford....

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Former Fresno Farm Water Manager Pleads Guilty to Federal Water Theft Conspiracy

Dennis Falaschi — indicted two years ago in an alleged $25 million federal water theft — pleaded guilty to a single count of conspiring to s...

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Fresno Catholic Diocese Will File Bankruptcy Because of Sexual Abuse Claims: Bishop Brennan

Bishop Joseph Brennan announced Tuesday afternoon that the Catholic Diocese of Fresno will file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in August “t...

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Who Bears Some Blame for High CA Gas Prices? Look in the Mirror

UC Berkeley economics professor Severin Borenstein knows as much as anyone about California gas prices. “If you’re buying 10 gallons...

/ 4 weeks ago

Sac State Order: No Investments That Profit From Genocide, Human Rights Abuses

Sacramento State says it is changing the guidelines for its auxiliary support groups such as the university’s foundation to ensure tha...

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