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Small businesses that are barely escaping the pandemic crush are facing a new challenge: skyrocketing credit card swipe fees.
December 15, 2022
Key health care players taking advantage of a federal program for far too long, netting billions for themselves while access to care for low-income patients dwindles.
December 15, 2022
Water shortages are pushing Calif. farms, communities to the brink. Pricey water sales aren’t the answer.
"Thanks to limited planning, California's water supplies continue to shrink, communities are being pushed to the brink, and little headway is being made to generate long-term solutions to our state's water issues."
November 30, 2022
When it comes to the tax measure benefiting Fresno State, "we must think of the big picture," writes former Fresno State football player David Tangipa.
November 4, 2022
Things are starting to tilt away from Democrats in California's battleground districts as the state continues its tradition of breaking against national trends, writes north Valley political consultant Joshua Whitfield.
November 1, 2022
When did California's top water agency change from a bureaucracy administering water rights to an arbitrator and avenger of unrelated injustices? When Californians got too tired to call the agency to account.
October 6, 2022
A bill on Gov. Gavin Newsom's desk "ensures that our schoolchildren access nutritious, American-grown foods produced under the strictest safety standards in the world," writes State Sen. Anna Caballero (D–Salinas).
September 20, 2022
On the drop-dead deadline for Valley water agencies to submit groundwater plans, California's State Water Resources Control Board undertook a freewheeling exercise to discuss racial equity.
August 4, 2022
Researchers identified that California's approach to water isn't working. But they've also exposed badly-needed solutions, writes Westlands and San Luis Delta-Mendota board member William Bourdeau.
August 1, 2022
"I am generally opposed to term limits for elected officials but will make an exception by voting to require a two-term limit for Kern County Supervisors," writes the former Bakersfield City Councilman.
July 28, 2022