We Are All Tired and Can’t Breathe

By Ernesto Saavedra  On Dec. 3, 2014, thousands of people from all backgrounds gathered in 43 cities, and more, in response to the missing 43 students (as of Dec. 7, it was 42) from the...

Letters to the Editor

Save Jesse Morrow Mountain I am a member of Friends of Jesse Morrow Mountain and have been for about nine years. The time is getting crucial now because the Fresno County Planning Commission is getting ready...

Talking Points: Some Discoveries About Our Neighbors

By Joel D. Eis (Editor’s note: The following is the second in a series of op-ed pieces that can provide talking points to strengthen the information base of those...

Clearing the Air

Valley Air Board’s InsensitivityBy Kevin Hall According to the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District, it was an orange flag day on a Thursday afternoon in late September, “unhealthy for sensitive groups,” but as...

Progressive News Briefs

By: Mike Rhodes The Separation of Church and State The Freedom from Religion Foundation (FFRF) has warned Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin that sectarian prayers used to open Fresno City Council meetings are unconstitutional and against both...

WILPF – November 2013

WILPF BUSINESS MEETING WILPF will meet Thursday, November 14, 7 p.m., at the Fresno Center for Nonviolence, 1584 N. Van Ness. This meeting is open to all members. WOMEN IN BLACK November 5, first Wednesday of each...

From the Editor: February 2015

By Ernesto Saavedra It was a sunny day Dec. 27, 2014, in Fresno. People were slowly recovering from the holidays and preparing for New Year’s. Early that afternoon, while many were on their way to...

Fresno County General Plan: “Jello without the Mold”

By Radley Reep Why is land-use planning such a slippery mess? Well, the answer’s quite simple actually: It’s intended to be that way.

The Justice Factory

By Vic Bedoian This year marks the 50th anniversary of the landmark judicial decision regarding the right of everyone to a fair, speedy and effective day in court regardless of their economic status. In 1963,...

Jim Hightower to Speak at Progressive Gathering in Fresno

  Jim Hightower will be the keynote speaker in Fresno at a forum to be held on Saturday, October 1, addressing the topic of “Strengthening Our Voice: Bringing Valley Progressives Together.” This event will be...

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