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Edward Smith,
Multimedia Journalist

Edward Smith began reporting for GV Wire in May 2023. His reporting career began at Fresno City College, graduating with an associate degree in journalism. After leaving school he spent the next six years with The Business Journal, doing research for the publication as well as covering the restaurant industry. Soon after, he took on real estate and agriculture beats, winning multiple awards at the local, state and national level. You can contact Edward at 559-440-8372 or at

Stories by Edward Smith

Did Fresno Unified’s Biggest Contractor Not Pay Its Workers? Company Still Gets Millions After Civil Penalty

After nearly six years, 22 construction workers still have not been paid for work they did at Slater Elementary School in 2018, according to...

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

Fresno Unified says it doesn’t have a superintendent succession plan even though a human resources leader pointed to one in her public...

/ 12 hours ago

Real Estate Experts Talk Fresno’s Economic Future. Are Tough Times Ahead?

The Fresno Economic Development hosted a panel of experts to lay out their vision of the Fresno economy for the coming year on Thursday nigh...

/ 3 days ago

$11M State Grant Will Help Fresno’s Emergency Shelter Beds, Mental Health Services

Fresno got a $10.9 million piece of California grant money to shelter people living in encampments. The money from California’s $192 m...

/ 4 days ago

Prop 47 Reformers Send Nearly a Million Signatures to Sacramento

A bipartisan group looking to undo what Proposition 47 did to California’s legal environment submitted more than 900,000 signatures in...

/ 4 days ago

Don Arax Talks About His New Football Job at Visalia’s Central Valley Christian

The life of a football coach means long hours, says Don Arax, new football head coach at Central Valley Christian School. But despite adding...

/ 6 days ago

Acquisition of Historic Fresno Real Estate Brand Creates Area’s Largest Brokerage

Fresno-based Realty Concepts has purchased another local real estate giant, bringing the historic company back to local ownership. Guarantee...
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/ 7 days ago

Fresno Coin Gallery Owner Reveals Why Gold & Silver Are Hot Investments

Not even gold’s record-high $2,400 an ounce is enough to scare buyers away, says Stephen Foster, owner of Fresno Coin Gallery. As of M...

/ 7 days ago

Career Technical Ed, Pre-K Could Be Hardest Hit in Budget Cuts

California legislators this week are discussing how to deal with a $78 billion deficit statewide. For educators already anticipating funding...

/ 1 week ago

Community Leaders Call for Transparency in Fresno Superintendent Search

Fresno Unified trustees on Wednesday said they now want to look externally for potential replacements for Superintendent Bob Nelson — a chan...

/ 2 weeks ago

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

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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

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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?