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How Valley Elected Leaders Reacted to New Zealand Tragedy

Elected representatives of the Central Valley offered their comments on the shooting deaths of 50 Muslim worshippers last Friday in New Zealand: “We all mourn the loss of life in New Zealand. Islamophobia and hate of any kind have no place in society and sh...
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US Declares Drought Plan Done for Colorado River

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Seven states that rely on a major waterway in the U.S. West have finished a yearslong effort to create a plan to protect the Colorado River amid a prolonged drought, the federal government declared Tuesday. “It is time for us to work with...
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Can City Ordinance “STOP” Panhandling?

UPDATE, 3/20/2019: Councilmembers Miguel Arias, Esmeralda Soria and Nelson Esparza formally announced their opposition to the ordinance written about below. They are holding news conference Wednesday (March 20) afternoon. With councilmen Steve Brandau, Paul...
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Fresno State Art Exhibit Rings in Persian New Year

The Persian New Year, or Nowruz, celebrates the vernal equinox, which is Wednesday or Thursday, depending upon which part of the world you live in. It is celebrated as a secular holiday in Iran, the Caucasus...

Gladding’s Powerful Testimony Changes Minds in Assembly

Gavin’s Law was headed for failure in the Democratically-controlled Assembly Public Safety Committee on Tuesday. The law, authored by Assemblyman Jim Patterson (R-Fresno), would increase penalties for hit-and-run drivers who flee the scene. Patterson named ...