Poverty/Justice

Did Far-Right Extremist Violence Explode in 2017?

Opinion by William Parkin, Seattle University; Joshua D. Freilich, City University of New York, and Steven Chermak, Michigan State University Intense media coverage of a so-called “alt-right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that turned deadly...

Hate Crimes Up in California, But Not in Valley

Reported hate crimes may be increasing in California, but in the bigger Valley cities, things remain relatively unchanged. The city of Fresno saw three more hate crimes in 2016 than the previous year. That is balanced by decreases in Clovis, Selma, Hanford and...
Fresno police advisory board

Questions Over Police Board Secrecy

When Fresno’s new police advisory committee convenes Tuesday for its first regular meeting, there will be no published agenda and no public participation in the group’s discussions. That’s because the entire...

‘Housing First’ Model for Fresno Homeless isn’t Working

Opinion By Don Eskes The city and county of Fresno have a significant homeless problem that is being addressed on a number of fronts. Still, there are big gaps in our approaches. The latest point-in-time count by the Fresno-Madera Continuum of Car...