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2014/07/24 07:18
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Assembly Member John A. Pérez deserves a thank-you from Californians for having the good sense to call off a recount Friday of the votes cast for state controller in the June primary. If it had gone...
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2014/07/23 23:18
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The man looking to unseat state Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson is touring the central San Joaquin Valley on Thursday and Friday to pitch his plans to voters and meet with local...
2014/07/23 02:28
2014/07/23 02:28
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Make no mistake, the fall election season began on the evening of June 3, just as soon as the primary election polls closed. But no one has spent much on the election since then, nor has the vast...
2014/07/22 02:18
2014/07/22 02:18
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The group's leaders say that's sound advice for special interests, as well. Board members of the Foundation for Fresno's Future gathered Monday in the front yard of a home near Fresno High School to...
2014/07/22 01:53
2014/07/22 01:53
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One can categorize politicians by many indices – honesty, intelligence, effectiveness and ideology, for instance. One of the more reliable, however, is what one might call self-identification. Does...
2014/07/19 03:15
2014/07/19 03:15
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Perez, the former speaker of the California Assembly, took third place in the June primary balloting. He sat only 481 votes behind second-place finisher and fellow Democrat Betty Yee. He called for a...
2014/07/17 05:18
2014/07/17 05:18
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Fresno City Council members face several tough questions today. Should they continue a legal fight to try to stave off Doug Vagim's attempt at rolling back commercial and residential water-rate...
2014/07/17 03:18
2014/07/17 03:18
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Fresno is taking another step toward making liquid gold out of its sewage. But one council member worries about potential costs to business and homeowners. The City Council on Thursday will consider...
2014/07/15 15:22
2014/07/15 15:22
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In the sixth grade, I ran for president of our class of 29 kids against a girl named Rosemary. On gender politics alone, I should have won. We had 15 boys and 14 girls. Out of misplaced chivalry, I...
2014/07/15 08:19
2014/07/15 08:19
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After two days of recounts, John A. Pérez has picked up five votes in Kern County in the tight race for state controller. In election results certified last week, Pérez finished 481 votes behind...
2014/07/15 04:19
2014/07/15 04:19
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Enter the Warzone, the other midsummer classic. • Nothing makes America reach for the mute button like Chris Berman calling the Home Run Derby. Why can't he just "back back back" off the...
2014/07/14 12:54
2014/07/14 12:54
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With few official duties to worry about during the summer recess, California politicians have turned their attention to the Now another team of California legislators, led by state Senate President...
2014/07/14 07:53
2014/07/14 07:53
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Maybe the opportunity to support Tim Draper’s ballot measure to split California into six states is enough to stop you the second a signature gatherer approaches on the street. If not, he or she may...
2014/07/14 06:19
2014/07/14 06:19
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Another station cranked up for news talk, and Neel Kashkari chewed pizza outside the studio, ready to go on air. "Let's rock," said Ken Charles, program director at KFBK in Sacramento, the latest of...
2014/07/13 11:33
2014/07/13 11:33
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Sacramento, CA — California voters made history, but this may not be a record state officials want to tout. The June primary results were certified on Friday and two records were set. The first is...
2014/07/10 04:06
2014/07/10 04:06
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IF YOU WANT TO COME AT MARY, BRING IT No runs, no hits, no errors when playing hardball. You’d thought it was a celebration of hapa Filipino American Giants Timmy Lincecum’s second career no hitter...
2014/07/09 08:18
2014/07/09 08:18
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The petition drive to put Fresno's higher water rates to a vote of the people has succeeded. Now it's likely there will be plenty of politicking at City Hall this month before it's a lock on the...
2014/07/09 05:18
2014/07/09 05:18
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Democracy in a charter city such as Fresno is often messy. The latest example of that fact is the success of a Doug Vagim-led petition drive that could give voters the opportunity to accept or reject...
2014/07/08 04:18
2014/07/08 04:18
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Fresno's rank-and-file firefighters began voting Monday on a contract offer that requires big concessions up front but delivers a raise at the end. It marked the start of a days-long process...
2014/07/07 00:18
2014/07/07 00:18
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Fresno City Hall is back in a familiar area of strife -- the arts. After years of penny-pinching forced by the Great Recession, city officials are trying to decide when it's OK to resume subsidizing...
2014/07/24 07:18
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