Government & Politics

Local leaders decry drought inaction

Javier Guzman, member of the Water for Land Committee, speaks out against the recent decision to delay drought-relief legislation until 2015.The Fresno Area Hispanic Foundation held a press conference today denouncing the delay in drought legislation until 2015. 

President of Nagorno Karabakh Republic visiting Fresno

President H.E. Bako SahakyanFresno will play host today to H.E. Bako Sahakyan, president of Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, in his first visit to the San Joaquin Valley.

Fresno council approves water rate vote

The Fresno City Council voted unanimously yesterday to begin a process of allowing water customers to vote on proposed rate increases to fund infrastructure improvements.

Costa retains congressional seat

Rep. Jim Costa (D-Fresno) has won a sixth term in Congress.(AP) — Democratic Rep. Jim Costa of Fresno narrowly avoided one of the biggest upsets of the midterm elections, edging out his Republican challenger Wednesday in a contest that neither of the two parties expected to be so close.

Speaker taps Nunes to head House Intel panel

(AP) — House Speaker John Boehner has chosen six-term Republican Rep. Devin Nunes of Tulare to serve as chairman of the House Intelligence Committee.

Council to weigh in on $21M Hotel Fresno project

The Fresno City Council will weigh the fate of the Hotel Fresno building this Thursday.The Fresno City Council is scheduled to weigh in Thursday on a $21 million plan to rehabilitate the dilapidated Hotel Fresno into a 70-unit residential building.

Democrat Yee wins controller race

(AP) — Democrat Betty Yee defeated Republican Ashley Swearengin in the race to become California’s chief fiscal officer.

Fresno County's food stamp program lauded for accuracy

Fresno County will receive special recognition Tuesday for having the lowest error rate in the state for payments under the CalFresh food assistance program.

Fitch upgrades Fresno's credit rating

Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin announced that bond rating agency Fitch Ratings revised the city's credit rating outlook from negative to stable.

Local leaders defend judicial candidate Rachel Hill

Fresno County Superior Court Judge Robert OliverFresno County Superior Court Judge Robert Oliver joined several other judges, local leaders and business leaders today in support of judicial candidate Rachel Hill in response to recent negative campaigning in the race.