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  • Kevin Hall

    Kevin Hall hosts Climate Politics on KFCF 88.1 FM every second and fourth Friday, 5 p.m.–6 p.m. He tweets as @airfrezno and @sjvalleyclimate and coordinates an informal network of climate activists at www.valleyclimate.org. Contact him at sjvalleyclimate@gmail.com for presentations and information.

Can leaders learn from losses?

Voters rejected four local sales tax measures last month. Millions of dollars later—much of it in public funds—they have perhaps taught local leaders some valuable lessons, at least those who have [...] Continue Reading

Climate Quest Begins Anew

“I don’t know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.”—Bilbo Baggins As American democracy slips further into a darkness that [...] Continue Reading

Deadly Hospitals, Divided Houses

Are hospitals killing Fresno? Has the House of Labor split asunder? Is the Democratic Party divided? Why, yes, but that’s nothing new, it’s just much worse than anyone realized. Underlying the [...] Continue Reading

“C” Saw: Hitting Bottom

Ever experience that painful tailbone landing that follows when your playmate suddenly jumps off their end of the seesaw? To avoid it you had to see it coming, then put your feet down fast. It’s like [...] Continue Reading

Cities Attempt “C” Cash Grab

The residents of rural Fresno County living outside its 15 cities, including thousands in more than 30 disadvantaged unincorporated communities, were placed on the political chopping block last [...] Continue Reading

Systemic Racism on Display

Nothing upsets people faster than to suggest they’re reinforcing institutionalized racism, regardless of their race. Consider the elected officials and community leaders of the Fresno Council of [...] Continue Reading

Community Slows Tax Renewals

Sales tax renewal efforts in Fresno and Madera counties hit historic roadblocks in May and have no chance of success at the ballot this year. Running on 20th century plans for the future, the renewal [...] Continue Reading

“Stop Talking to GV Wire”

Them's fightin' words in Fresno, but when the fascists went on a GV Wire–inspired attack at Fresno Unified School District Board meeting in February, Dr. Lars Maischak’s words of warning from a recent [...] Continue Reading

Fresno Bee Columnist Platforms Fascist

Deep into Fresno Bee writer Marek Warzsawki’s recent column on anti-vaxxer disruptions at Fresno Unified School District (FUSD) board meetings comes this oblique reference: “All but one of the 22 [...] Continue Reading

GV Wire Sparks School Board Attack

[Editor’s note: This article has been edited for content. The original version mentioned only a 2004 donation of $4 million to build the Islamic Cultural Center as an example of the Assemi family’s [...] Continue Reading

Measure C Redux

Twenty years ago, Fresno County residents fell into acrimonious debate over transportation, land use and air pollution. Fueling tensions was the process being used to renew Measure C, our countywide [...] Continue Reading