Photo of Phia Chia performing on a traditional Hmong instrument, the qeej

Hmong Celebrate New Year in Fresno Amid Tight Security

FRESNO — Thousands of people gathered Thursday in Fresno to celebrate the Hmong new year amid heightened security in the wake of a neighborhood shooting that killed four people. “This is a wish for 2019 to move away (with) all the evil." — Minnesota Sen. Fo...

What July 4 Means to Valley Immigrants

As America celebrates her 241st birthday on July 4th, GV Wire asked some immigrants, both new and old, what this day means to them. GV Wire has reported on the story of Thafer Kashak: a Syrian man, who along with his family, escaped the brutal regime of des...