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Fresno’s Parks Tax Likely Headed to State Supreme Court

Explaining why she didn't decide Wednesday whether voters passed Measure P, Judge Kimberly Gaab stated the obvious — no matter what she ruled, the case probably is going to the state's Supreme Court. The question awaiting an answer: If a tax for a specific ...
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Modesto City Council Bans Weapons, Masks at Rallies

 Modesto has banned firearms, glass bottles, baseball bats, and other items that can be used as weapons at rallies and protests. The Modesto City Council approved the ordinance Tuesday that also prohibits participants from wearing masks or anything that hides...

School Is Starting. Slow Down for Kids!

New school buildings, new principals, new reading labs, new sports facilities, more money for special education: There's a whole lot of "new" for Fresno, Clovis, Central, Visalia and Madera students, parents an...
Photo of a nutria, or swamp rat, in a field of grass

Valley Democrats Declare War on Invasive Swamp Rats

Rep. Josh Harder of Turlock put on waders and traipsed through the water in search of swamp rats recently. The goal: Publicizing a bill that he and three other California Democrats have introduced targeting nutria, an invasive species from South America cre...
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