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Actor Lin-Manuel Miranda Encourages Shopping Small Businesses

NEW YORK — With the holiday shopping season upon us, actor and “Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda is encouraging people across the country to take part in Small Business Saturday, an effort to shop at local, independent stores on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Growing up in the neighborhood of Washington Heights,...

Heng Criticizes Congressman Costa for Puerto Rico Trip

A congressional trip to Puerto Rico during the partial government shutdown, reportedly attended by one local representative, is receiving criticism from the White House and here in Fresno. Caribbean news organizations reported that Rep. Jim Costa (D-Fresno) was in Puerto Rico with a congressional delegation this past weekend. The trip,...