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Alaska Airlines adds Fresno-to-Seattle flight

Alaska Airlines announced it has added a third daily flight to Seattle from Fresno Yosemite International Airport.

CoreLogic: Valley foreclosure rates fall in July

Central Valley foreclosure activity continues to shine compared to the nation, according to new data from real estate statistics firm CoreLogic.

Dutch Bros. to open third Fresno location

A new Dutch Bros. Coffee location in Fresno will create about 30 new jobs.Dutch Bros. Coffee is expanding to a third location in central Fresno. The chain is expected to open at the end of October in the 1800 block of McKinley Avenue, east of Fresno City College.

Governor Brown vetoes franchise bill

Governor Jerry Brown vetoed a bill offering more protection to small franchisees, saying he needed more proof there is a problem within the franchise industry. Senate Bill 610 would require companies to find a "substantial and material breach" of contract before terminating an agreement with franchisees.

Valley housing agencies get job training grants

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Developing has awarded more than $230,000 to Valley public housing agencies to help low-income residents gain employable skills.

Visalia doctor sentenced in painkiller case

A Visalia doctor was sentenced today for illegally dispensing oxycodone and other painkillers to patients without a legitimate medical need.

Franchisee acquiring two more Papa John's restaurants

With five Papa John's restaurants already on their way in the Central Valley, Dixie Foods International now has the Central Valley market on the brand by acquiring two more in the Fresno area.

Valley construction values down from 2013

Construction values for single-family homes in the Valley fell 14.5 percent in the first nine months of 2014 from the year before.Building permits were up in the first nine months of the year compared to 2013, but construction values showed a slowing of activity in areas like new homes and offices in the San Joaquin Valley.

Brown signs bill to help Fresno Co. continue indigent care

Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill into law today designed to help Fresno County continue providing care for the indigent and undocumented population. Assembly Bill 2731 was introduced by Assemblymember Henry T. Perea in order to help Fresno County with budget flexibility.

Fresno State study finds ‘helicopter parenting' hurts job prospects

Cartoon by Howard WilliamsRecent college graduates entering the workforce can already expect the slow recovery of the economy and high unemployment rates to hinder their transition into the professional world, but new research suggests a threat may also be found closer to home.