Business Forecast Points to Strong Valley Growth

The San Joaquin Valley Business Conditions Index advanced to 59.0 from October’s 58.2 — a range that points to strong growth. An index greater than 50.0 indicates an expansionary economy over the next three to ...
Human Trafficking

Breaking the Chains of Human Trafficking

Human trafficking is an affront to all of us and a threat to the youth of our community. Breaking the Chains is one of the Fresno-based organization working to end human trafficking. In cooperation with local l...

Will Free Money in Stockton End Poverty?

The concept of a universal basic income is not new, but its planned rollout in Stockton may be the largest in the country and certainly closest to Fresno. The idea: Combat poverty by paying citizens $500 a m...
Nobel Prize medal

Should Aga Khan Be Awarded Nobel Prize?

The Aga Khan is the 49th hereditary Imam (spiritual leader) of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims. He is the founder and chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), which brings together development agenci...

The Legacy JFK Might Have Left

It's been 54 years since the life of President John F. Kennedy was cut short in Dallas, Texas. The date was November 22, 1963. The release of troves of government documents this year related to Kennedy's ass...

Rohingya Woman Witnesses Husband’s Murder

Violence against the Rohingya continues in Myanmar, forcing hundreds of thousands to flee to neighboring Bangladesh for safety. Refugees who have escaped Myanmar describe brutal attacks on Rohingya villagers by...