August 30, 2017

TOP POLITICAL STORIES​​​​​​​   Local/Regional: Gubernatorial Candidate Chiang addresses Associates at Maddy Institute Luncheon Video Courtesy of GVWire On Monday August 28th 2017, The Maddy Institute hosted California Treasurer and Candidate for Governor John Chiang. Business and Community leaders were invited to attend this private event at The Point Bar and Bistro in Fresno. See also: ·       Chiang back in Valley courting […]


August 29, 2017

​​​​TOP POLITICAL STORIES​​​​​​​ Local/Regional:   For the Golden State to be golden, all of it must be golden CalFWD Michael Tubbs is the first African-American mayor of Stockton, California, and the youngest mayor in American history of a city of more than 100,000 people. Before being elected mayor in November 2016, Tubbs served as a city […]


August 28, 2017

​   IN THIS ISSUE:​ Top Political Stories Editorials Agriculture/Food Criminal Justice/Public Safety Economy/ Jobs Education Environment/Energy Health/Human Services Immigration Land Use/Housing Public Finances Transportation Water “Xtra”​ To subscribe or unsubscribe email: mjeans@csufresno.edu Follow: ​​​​​ TOP POLITICAL STORIES​​​​​​​   Local/Regional:   Damigo steps down from white supremacist post but still holds to beliefs The Modesto Bee Nathan Damigo announced Sunday that he […]


August 25, 2017

TOP POLITICAL STORIES​​​​​​​ Local/Regional: Valley residents receive free smog tests The Fresno Bee San Joaquin Valley residents will have the opportunity for a free smog check and $500 voucher for emission-related repairs on Saturday at the “Tune In & Tune Up” event at the Fresno Fairgrounds.  Q&A: Retiring CSUB President Horace Mitchell talks career, vision and retirement […]


August 24, 2017

​​​​ TOP POLITICAL STORIES​​​​​​​   Local/Regional:   Visalia says no to “In God We Trust” in council chambers ABC30 The city of Fresno recently added the phrase to their council chambers. Besides being on their wall, it’s also Porterville’s official motto, as approved by voters in 2008. The non-profit of the same name also lists […]


August 23, 2017

TOP POLITICAL STORIES​​​​​​​ Local/Regional: Passionate debate erupts as supervisors begin weighing future of pot Bakersfield Californian If Tuesday was any indication, the next two months should be filled with passionate debate about the future of commercial cannabis in unincorporated Kern County. Mendota City Council passes marijuana ordinance allowing limited indoor cultivation ABC30 Even before the […]


August 22, 2017

TOP POLITICAL STORIES​​​​​​​   Local/Regional:   Protesters gather outside Rep. Nune’s office in Clovis Fresno Bee Members of a national gay Asian immigrant group gathered Sunday in Old Town Clovis for a loud but peaceful protest at Rep. Devin Nunes’ office.   Black Lives Matter banners greet Fresno California drivers The Fresno Bee Unitarian Universalist […]


August 21, 2017

TOP POLITICAL STORIES​​​​​​​ Local/Regional: Visalia May Add “In God We Trust” to Chambers Valley Voice Councilmember Steve Nelsen requested at the August 7 Visalia City Council meeting that an item be put on the next regular agenda to discuss posting, “In God We Trust” over Visalia’s city in seal in the chambers. Modesto Councilman Madrigal […]


August 18, 2017

TOP POLITICAL STORIES​​​​​​​ Local/Regional: DEADLINE EXTENDED/ $1,500 Scholarship / Maddy Legislative Intern Scholar Program The Maddy Institute We are looking for highly self-motivated, energetic and organized individuals who are interested in learning the dynamics of working in a legislative office while making an impact in their community.   Fresno women organizing anti-white supremacy rally Fresno […]


August 17, 2016

TOP POLITICAL STORIES​​​​​​​ Local/Regional: Denham blasts white supremacists, but what he doesn’t say draws fire Modesto Bee Rep. Jeff Denham, R-Turlock, released a statement Wednesday denouncing groups that promote bigotry, appearing to direct his comments at a white nationalist leader from his own district. See also: ·       Rep. Jeff Denham’s newest challenger isn’t old enough to […]