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Smoggies Return in January

Fresno’s premier awards ceremony for worst quotes and votes by local polluters and those who serve them—The Smoggies—is returning for a third straight year. Renowned for its sarcasm, lack of trigger [...] Continue Reading

Merced County Falls Short

(Editor’s note: The following article is printed with the permission of the Central Valley Journalism Collaborative, a nonprofit newsroom based in Merced.) During its last meeting of the year, the [...] Continue Reading

Good News from the Pesticide Front

The fight to protect California residents, especially those who live near agricultural fields, from the negative effects of pesticides is far from over, but it is important to pause and take stock of [...] Continue Reading

Death and Injustice in Fresno

There is an unequal justice system in Fresno. One for the police and the rich. Another for the poor and working class. For the unhoused of Fresno, there is often no justice. Some recent examples of [...] Continue Reading

Patient Care Crisis

On May 25, a sea of purple engulfed the Capitol in Sacramento. More than 600 healthcare workers, medical assistants, home caregivers, clinic workers, resident physicians and patients wearing purple [...] Continue Reading

Making Sense of Mental Illness

There are so many ways we are confused about mental illness. What is going on in the minds of people whose words and behavior don’t make sense? Where can a family turn for help when a loved one shows [...] Continue Reading