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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.

Fresno airport adds third screening lane

A third security screening lane has been added at the Fresno Yosemite International Airport making the pre-boarding process faster for passengers.

Valley home sales increase in October

California homes sales were unchanged in October compared to the month before.The Central Valley saw some healthy increases in home sales in October, even as figures stayed flat throughout the state as a whole.

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.

Beet ethanol demonstration project to begin next month

Fresno State’s laboratory farm is growing “energy beets” for use by a demonstration project to convert the crop into ethanol.A new source of transportation fuel may soon flow from the Central Valley if a pilot-scale biorefinery wrapping up later this year in Fresno County proves successful in converting thousands of tons of beets into ethanol.

AP Exclusive: Charles Manson gets marriage license

(AP) — Mass murderer Charles Manson has gotten a license to marry a 26-year-old woman who visits him in prison.

Fresno dental foundation joins Smiles Across America

Fresno-based Healthy Smiles Mobile Dental Foundation is joining with Oral Health America's Smiles Across America network beginning with a $20,000 grant to bring dental services to at-risk and low-income children in the Central Valley.

Fresno Grand Opera joining forces with Modesto company

Matthew BuckmanRon Eichman is resigning his position as general director of the Fresno Grand Opera after 16 years, making way for a deeper partnership with Modesto's Townsend Opera.

EPU Children's Center announces new director

Ellen KnappFresno's Exceptional Parents Unlimited, which works with special-needs children and their families, announced that Ellen Knapp will become the organization's executive director effective Jan. 5, 2015.

Kingsburg, Reedley and Sanger join HERO program

Three more Fresno County communities have joined the HERO (Home Energy Renovation Opportunity) program giving property owners in Kingsburg, Reedley and Sanger a new financing tool to make water and energy improvements.