Photo of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, left, U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., and U.S. Sen. Doug Jones, D-Ala.

Senate Backs Bill to Avert Shutdown, Boost Military Spending

WASHINGTON — The Senate on Tuesday approved a wide-ranging, $854 billion bill that funds the military and a host of civilian agencies for the next year and provides a short-term fix to keep the government open through early December. The measure includes $6...
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Fresno Unemployment Rate Rises, But Better Than a Year Ago

Fresno County continues to enjoy the fruits of the strong U.S. economy under President Donald Trump, according to the latest figures released by the state of California. However, Fresno County's unemployment rate, at 7.6% for June, remains well above the na...

Take 5: Public Service Motivates Miller in District 3 Race

Daren Miller, running for Fresno City Council's District 3 seat, says he is not a politician. "I'm an educator who's going into politics. I'm a public servant," he says. District 3 is currently represented by Oliver Baines, who will term out of office at...

$6M in Contracts on the Line at Fresno Council

The city council will decide on nearly $6 million in contracts at Thursday’s meeting. Many of the requests for spending are for consultants. Some highlights: In an action scheduled for this Thursday’s (April...