24Apr

April 24, 2018

POLICY & POLITICS   Valley:   FBI, DA search home of former Tulare hospital CEO Visalia Times-Delta FBI agents and DA investigators seized numerous items during a search at the former Tulare hospital CEO’s Visalia home. Investigators sought the warrant to help tie Dr. Benny Benzeevi and his company, Healthcare Conglomerate and Associates, toTulare Regional Medical Center and Southern […]

23Apr

April 23, 2018

POLICY & POLITICS   Valley:   Denham and Valadao must support CalFresh Hanford Sentinel It’s tragic that thousands of people in the Central Valley—one of richest farm regions on the planet—go hungry. It’s even worse when our Congressman David Valadao (R-Hanford) and Jeff Denham (R-Tulare) are silent as Republicans craft the 2018 Farm Bill, making […]

20Apr

April 20, 2018

TOP POLITICAL STORIES​​​​​​​  Valley Politics:  What are Fresno State’s options to deal with the professor who did the Barbara Bush tweet? Fresno Bee In the aftermath of Randa Jarrar’s controversial tweets about Barbara Bush, people are asking whether Fresno State can fire the professor for her comments. Jarrar didn’t seem to think so Tuesday night, as she […]

18Apr

April 18, 2018

TOP POLITICAL STORIES​​​​​​​   Valley Politics:   Will Fresno ever pass this test? It’s another flunking grade for air pollution Fresno Bee The San Joaquin Valley has made some strides in cleaning the air but continues to rank among the most polluted areas for ozone and soot in California, according to a 2018 American Lung Association […]

17Apr

April 17, 2018

TOP POLITICAL STORIES​​​​​​   Valley Politics:   Survey: Newsom, Cox lead Valley gubernatorial poll The Business Journal A San Joaquin Valley survey conducted by Fresno State found Democrat Gavin Newsom and Republican John Cox leading a close field of candidates for the 2018 gubernatorial election.   Urban, rural interests collide, confounding California’s most vulnerable Republicans […]

16Apr

April 16, 2018

TOP POLITICAL STORIES​​​​​​​   Valley Politics:   What Kevin McCarthy’s bid for Speaker means for vulnerable California Republicans Mercury News California Rep. Kevin McCarthy’s bid to lead Republicans in the House of Representatives got a big boost Friday when Speaker Paul Ryan publicly endorsed him, saying in an interview with NBC that “we all think […]

13Apr

April 13, 2018

TOP POLITICAL STORIES​​​​​​​ Valley Politics: These Central California counties have the most to lose in a China trade war Sacramento Bee If President Trump follows through on his trade threats against China, it will open a broad new front in his administration’s war with California, a new study underscores. An analysis by experts at the […]

12Apr

April 12, 2018

​​​  TOP POLITICAL STORIES​​​​​​   Valley Politics:   Kevin McCarthy’s name tops House speakership buzz bakersfield.com It looks like Bakersfield’s Kevin McCarthy is going to get another shot at serving as speaker of the House. See also: ●      McCarthy has path to House speaker with Ryan leaving Modesto Bee ●     McCarthy, Scalise are likely contenders for House speaker AP […]

11Apr

April 11, 2018

TOP POLITICAL STORIES​​​​​​​   Valley Politics:   McCarthy plays inside game in shadow campaign for Speaker TheHill While House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) led a delegation of lawmakers to Europe and Africa over the Easter recess, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) was back in Washington attending a small, private dinner with President Trump. It was, perhaps, the most […]

10Apr

April 10, 2018

TOP POLITICAL STORIES​​​​​​​   Valley Politics:   Valley voters’ lives affected by air pollution, and they want change, survey finds Fresno Bee Most San Joaquin Valley voters likely would support more restrictions on residents and businesses to improve air quality, especially young women who are Democrats, a recent Fresno State survey found. The survey was conducted by […]