Government & Politics

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.

Perea to host Ebola symposium in Fresno Oct. 28

Assemblymember Henry T. Perea (D-Fresno) is hosting an Ebola symposium in Fresno next week with information about the virus's outbreak and emergency response.

Report: Wing tore off in deadly air tanker crash

(AP) — A California firefighting aircraft that crashed into a canyon wall in Yosemite National Park last week, killing the pilot, might have struck a tree as it approached a wildfire, tearing off a wing, federal investigators said Wednesday.

Valley lawmakers awarded for manufacturing votes

Several Valley lawmakers were honored for their pro-industry votes by the National Association of Manufacturers.

Fresno water forum scheduled tonight

The City of Fresno will be holding the second community forum tonight to discuss its plan to upgrade the local water system and replenish the aquifer.

California reactivates firefighting airplanes

(AP) — California officials have reactivated the state's 22 firefighting air tankers days after one of the aircraft crashed in Yosemite National Park, killing the pilot.

Public forum to discuss impending gas tax

Assemblyman Jim Patterson will join the Fresno and Clovis chambers of commerce for a press conference and a discussion of the statewide gas tax increase. The event will be held at Clovis Veterans Memorial Building Auditorium at 10 a.m. on October 14.