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Fresno Police Captain Wants to Become Next Chief

One of the first applicants for the soon-to-be-vacant Fresno police chief position is an internal candidate. “I believe I have the abilities to fight crime, engage the community, and build trust." — Fresno police Capt. Mark Salazar, on why he is applying to...
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Fresno’s New Poet Laureate is Marisol Baca

Marisol Baca begins a two-year term as Fresno's poet laureate Thursday. Baca, an English instructor at Fresno City College and prize-winning poet, is the first woman to become the city's literary ambassador....
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Could Mayor’s First Veto Be Over Office Space?

Councilman Luis Chavez says the city council needs more office space. And the members are willing to take a chunk from the city manager’s office to make it happen. Politics 101 David Taub “I wouldn’t call it a turf war. I would call it mor...
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How Fresno Sets Its Road Repair Priorities

Fresno Mayor Lee Brand is hitting the reset button on how to distribute $12 million in SB 1 gas tax funds to repair local city roads. Four council members, whose districts' encompass south and central Fresno, vociferously objected to Brand's original plan. ...