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Darius Assemi,
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Stories by Darius Assemi

Enough With the Excuses. Are You Part of the Problem With Fresno’s Public Education?

A quality public education shouldn’t be reserved for deadweight political talk — it’s a civil rights matter that is everyone’s busines...

/ 3 months ago

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As We Reopen, We Can’t Let Our Guard Down Against This Virus

We are at the point in the pandemic where the cracks in California’s unified response to COVID-19 are showing. Three northern counties...

/ 4 years ago

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Social Distancing Costly, but Effective. USA Rebound, Cultural Changes Next.

The human race is on pause. Our planet is changing. I wonder what cultural and moral transformations might emerge as a result of this pandem...

/ 4 years ago

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American Ingenuity Will Beat COVID-19. Here’s How We’ll Get Back to Work.

The COVID-19 pandemic is putting all of us to the test emotionally and financially. We are praying for loved ones fighting the virus and gri...

/ 4 years ago

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Free Speech Is What Allows Us to Govern Ourselves in America

Among the many things that make America great is our freedom of speech without government reprisal. In fact, one of our Founding Fathers, Ja...

/ 5 years ago

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This Is How Fresno Unified Can Vault to the Top

Fresno’s future depends on Fresno Unified School District. Its 74,000 students are the biggest part of our future workforce. In fact, what h...

/ 5 years ago

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There's a Better Way to Make Fresno Sparkle. Vote 'No' on P.

Here’s something I believe people on both sides of the parks tax debate can agree on: We’ve got miles to go to make Fresno a vibrant, safe, ...

/ 6 years ago

With Crime This Bad, Now Is Not the Time for a Parks Tax

This is the reality of life in Fresno, and it doesn’t matter where you live. Every time you park your car, you wonder if a window will...

/ 6 years ago

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These Fixes Will Make America Prosperous For All

If President Donald Trump doesn’t soon resolve the international trade war he started with tariffs, America’s booming economy wi...

/ 6 years ago

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Economy is Booming. Here's How to Keep America Prosperous.

If President Donald Trump doesn’t soon resolve the international trade war he started with tariffs, America’s booming economy wi...

/ 6 years ago

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Israel Orders Evacuation of Part of Humanitarian Zone as War’s Toll Passes 39,000 Palestinians

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Merced County Employees Vote to Authorize Strike Amid Budget Crisis

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CHSU Students Build ‘Little Free Libraries’ for Underserved Communities

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The Cybertruck: A Culture War on Wheels

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Cal State Trustees Weigh Bid to Merge Cal Maritime, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

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Biden Shepherded Europe on Ukraine and NATO. What Happens Now?

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