April 30, 2018

POLICY & POLITICS Valley: Upcoming Election Forecast Moves Nunes’ District From “Safe Republican” To “Likely Republican” Valley Public Radio One of the nation’s top political forecasting groups has announced that the forecast for one Central Valley district is shifting. See also: Rep. Devin Nunes is no longer ‘safe’ in his race for re-election, forecaster says The […]


April 27, 2018

POLICY & POLITICS  Valley: Fresno rate of extreme poverty No. 2 in U.S., report says The Fresno Bee The research by Wall St. 24/7, published this week in USA Today, used census data to rank 20 cities throughout the U.S. by growth rate of extreme poverty growth from 2010 to 2016. Clovis planning commissioner in the […]


April 26, 2018

IN THIS ISSUE:​ Top Policy/Political Stories Valley State Federal Additional information on the following topics Agriculture/Food Criminal Justice/Public Safety Economy/ Jobs Education Environment/Energy Health/Human Services Immigration Land Use/Housing Public Finances Transportation Water “Xtra“​ POLICY & POLITICS   Valley: Promising unity, an end to political infighting, Latino community backs Delano Mayor Grace Vallejo for county supervisor […]


April 25, 2018

POLICY & POLITICS   Valley:   Nunes calls it ‘Armenian Genocide,’ but Trump carefully avoids that word in statement Fresno Bee On the 103rd anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, Rep. Devin Nunes took time to mark the occasion and use that word to describe the massacre of more than 1 million Armenians at the hands […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]