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US Long-Term Mortgage Rates Ease; 30-Year Loan at 3.72%

WASHINGTON — U.S. long-term mortgage rates declined slightly this week, remaining close to the historically low levels where they have hovered for the past two months. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday the average rate for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage eased to 3.72% from 3.74% last week. The benchmark rate...

State Center Bails Out Health Fund by Millions. Premiums to Rise.

Health care costs could soar by nearly $200 a month for more than 1,300 local community college employees. That's because their health care plan is experiencing cash-flow problems. The State Center Community College District participates in a self-funded insurance plan known as the EdCare Group. In essence, it means the...

Yang and Chavez Trade Accusations. Watch Their Answers.

Things are getting negative in the race for the Fresno City Council District 5 seat. The two candidates vying to represent southeast Fresno are trading accusations impugning each other's character. GV Wire asked incumbent Luis Chavez and challenger Paula Yang to respond. Yang Accuses Chavez of Destroying Signs In a...