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UN: ‘Quick Wins’ Needed to Keep Climate Goals Within Reach

GENEVA — Countries need to begin making steep cuts to their greenhouse gas emissions immediately or risk missing the targets they’ve agreed for limiting global warming, with potentially dire consequences, senior United Nations officials said Tuesday. A report by the U.N. Environment Program, published days before governments gather in Madrid...

Will Nelson Rid FUSD of the Incompetent and the Indifferent?

Some of the photos accompanying this column make me wonder if Fresno Unified will ever get its act together. Listen to this article:   As you can see, the conditions in this special education storage room and teachers' office at Figarden Elementary School are appalling. Rat feces and urine are...

Retiree Checks to Rise Modestly Amid Push to Expand Benefits

WASHINGTON — Millions of retirees will get a modest 1.6% cost-of-living increase from Social Security in 2020, an uptick with potential political consequences in an election year when Democrats are pushing more generous inflation protection. The increase amounts to $24 a month for the average retired worker, according to estimates released Thursday...