Poverty/Justice

Fresno’s Homeless Speak Up

OPINION BY NANCY FLYNN I am often appalled by the words used to describe homeless people in Fresno.  I read these words on social media. I hear them in conversations. Bums, vagrants, scum and campers, they are called. Dangerous, dirty, criminal...

Fresno County is No. 1 in California Poverty

News Analysis By Drew Phelps Fresno County is finally number one … in the percentage of individuals living in poverty. According to the results of the U.S. Census’ single-year American Community Su...

Will More Police Make Fresno Safer?

Public safety dominated the 2016 mayoral campaign. Mayor Brand stated a goal of 1,000 officers on multiple occasions on the campaign trail and wants to get there by the end of his term. In his recently re...
Apartment Inspection Act

Rental Inspection Plan Passes, 4-3

Minutes after the Fresno City Council passed a rental inspection ordinance, sounds of joy emanated from the lobby, a circle of activists cheering and hollering. Tenants' rights attorneys, Faith in Fresno leaders and others celebrated a long-fought victory....