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Battle Lines Are Drawn Over Oil Drilling in California

Two announcements with implications for California’s oil industry whizzed past each other in recent weeks, revealing starkly conflicting visions for energy development. After a five-year hiatus on auctions for oil-drilling rights on federal land, Washington...
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DA Smittcamp: Newsom Death Penalty Moratorium Is a Disgrace

Fresno County District Attorney Lisa Smittcamp joined three other California district attorneys to author an op-ed for CNN. In the piece, they state their strong opposition to Gov. Gavin Newsom's death penalty moratorium, saying it "is disheartening to vict...
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Newsom’s Order Is Reprieve for Fresno’s Worst Mass Killer

California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed placing a moratorium on executions in the state Wednesday. Here are some notable inmates out of the 737 people on the nation's largest death row: — Marcus D. Wesson. Now 70 years old, Fresno's worst mass murderer horrifie...
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Newsom Puts Moratorium on California Executions

SACRAMENTO — The 737 inmates on California's largest-in-the-nation death row are getting a reprieve from Gov. Gavin Newsom, who plans to sign an executive order Wednesday placing a moratorium on executions. ...

Water Fine Do-Over. City Council Wants Moratorium.

Fresno’s system that uses computers to detect and fine water wasters may be DOA after only 31 days. Water violation notices sent to customers went up 25 fold since the city implemented its plan to monitor residential users automatically on Oct. 1. Complaint...