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Trump Removes Protections for Waterways, Aiding Developers

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is lifting protections for some of the nation's millions of miles of streams, arroyos and wetlands, nearing completion on one of its most far-reaching environmental rollbacks. “EPA and the Army are providing much needed...
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Affordable Housing in NW Fresno? Candidates Respond.

Californians are long past the point at which affordable housing can be written off as somebody else's problem. Last year, the Golden State had the 49th lowest ratio of housing units per residents among the 50 states. Average rent in Fresno is $1,060 as of ...

Clovis Councilman Defends ‘Riffraff’ Renters

During last week’s debate about approving a Clovis housing development, a comment from the audience set off Councilman Vong Mouanoutoua. He delivered a passionate retort, defending apartment renters like himsel...

Boom Town, U.S.A.: Clovis Council Vote Adds 1,000 Home Lots

Clovis — with an estimated population today of 109,000 — is in a building boom that will make it a city of more than 175,000 residents by 2035, according to the city's water planning documents. Evidence of this rapid growth plan can be seen all over Clovis,...