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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

Local Leaders Must Put Their Shoulders Into Making Fresno ‘Education City USA’

Fresno leaders keep searching for the silver bullet that will make California’s fifth-largest city sparkle. And they just keep shootin...

/ 6 days ago

Fresno Police Nab Suspect in March 14 Slaying on Bulldog Lane

Fresno homicide detectives have arrested a suspect in the shooting death of a man near Fresno State and are now working on a gunshot homicid...

/ 4 weeks ago

Beautify Fresno’s Great American Cleanup Set for April 20

Fresno Mayor Jerry Dyer has a goal for Saturday, April 20. The city will sparkle top to bottom, east to west, and north to south. It’s...

/ 4 weeks ago

Committed to Politics or Committed to Fresno’s Children?

Misty Her can tell the community that she believes she’s the best candidate to lead Fresno Unified with one bold move. Bill McEwen O...

/ 1 month ago

Misty Her Might Be Best Superintendent Candidate. But Fresno Unified Still Needs a Statewide Search.

It’s well-documented that finding a superintendent for large California school districts has become a Herculean task — even with fabul...

/ 1 month ago

Fresno State men's basketball coach Justin Hutson

Hutson Is Done as Fresno State Basketball Coach After Tournament Loss

Valley native Justin Hutson, whose coaching tenure at Fresno State began with great promise, is done as the Bulldogs’ men’s bask...

/ 1 month ago

Booking photo of Todd Eric Mumma

Prominent Fresno Businessman Todd Mumma Convicted of Sexual Exploitation of a Minor

A federal jury convicted prominent Fresno businessman Todd Eric Mumma, 60, of sexually exploiting a minor using hidden video recording devic...

/ 2 months ago

Booking photo of Todd Eric Mumma

Prominent Fresno Businessman Todd Mumma Convicted in Child Porn Case

A federal jury convicted prominent Fresno businessman Todd Eric Mumma, 60, of secretly videoing a minor and receiving child pornography on T...

/ 2 months ago

Fresno Deputy Recovers $5M in Computer Gear Stolen From SF Port Authority

A savvy Fresno County Sheriff’s deputy recovered $5 million in computer equipment last week stolen from the San Francisco Port Authori...

/ 2 months ago

Fresno Election 2024: Dyer Easily Wins Final Term as Fresno Mayor, Measure E Trails, Bredefeld Leads Brandau

Repeating his primary success of 2020, Fresno Mayor Jerry Dyer was well on his way to vanquishing two little-known opponents for his second ...

/ 2 months ago

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Oprah Winfrey and Dwayne Johnson Pledged $10M for Maui Wildfire Survivors. They Gave Much More.

13 hours ago

Biden Marks Earth Day by Going After GOP, Announcing $7 Billion in Federal Solar Power Grants

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Fresno Unified Says It Has No Superintendent Succession Plan Despite HR Leader’s Claim

14 hours ago

Work Starts on Bullet Train Line From Las Vegas to LA

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Trustees to Vote on New Fresno High Gym, Bullard Security Fence. Who Were the Low Bidders?

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Will CA Lawmakers Crack Down on Spending by Utility Companies?