Fresno’s Homelessness Crisis Needs Immediate United Action

The issue of homelessness in Fresno County is not new, having been a part of our community since our foundation more than a century ago. However, an issue once seen as a blight or nuisance limited to specific pockets of our county has followed in the steps of ...

Down Millions, Fees on Local Construction Could Increase

Housing and commercial construction prices could increase under a plan from a government agency focused on transportation issues. Voters approved the Regional Transportation Mitigation Fee as part of the Measure C renewal in 2006. While Measure C extended a...
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Fresno County Unemployment Rate Hits Historic Low of 5.3%

The California economy keeps humming along, and Valley communities are hopping aboard the jobs train. Officials said Friday that California's unemployment rate fell to a record low of 4% in September. It also was a record-setting month for Fresno (5.3%),...
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Fresno County Leads the USA in Farm Production

Fresno County is America's top ag-producing county for the first time since 2013. The county's No. 1 status was cemented this week when Tulare County released its report showing $7.21 billion in farm product...

Magsig Honors Employee Volunteerism at State of County Lunch

Fresno County Board of Supervisors chairman Nathan Magsig promised to keep his State of the County speech short. For the gathering of nearly a thousand at the Fresno Convention Center for a Wednesday luncheon organized by the Fresno Chamber of Commerce, he ...