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Affordable Housing Among Striking Chicago Teachers’ Demands

CHICAGO — Striking Chicago teachers who are seeking smaller class sizes and higher pay also are demanding that the nation's third-largest city do more to lower housing costs and put more resources into helping homeless students. The demand for affordable ho...
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Senators Pay Tribute to late Randy Ghan, a Lion of Valley Labor

Hundreds mourned the death of longtime Valley labor leader Randy Ghan at a ceremony Monday (Jan. 14) at the Clovis Veterans Memorial Hall. At the same time, the state Senate adjourned its meeting in honor of Ghan. Sen. Anna Caballero (D-Salinas), Sen. Me...

Newsom in Fresno: Supports Prop. 47 and Gas Tax

Visiting Fresno for the first time since the primary election, California gubernatorial candidate Gavin Newsom expressed support for a state law that local law enforcement leaders say has increased crime. In fact, Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer directly bla...

Sacramento Teachers Set Strike Date. Is Fresno Next?

  Opinion By Bill McEwen California's union teachers are tired and frustrated. They believe they are underpaid and underappreciated. They are also committed to getting significant raises and a bigger say about what goes on in their schools and classro...