Opinion

Editorials

Abortion ruling affirms election’s importance

Texas Sen. Wendy Davis, wearing pink shoes, brought attention to HB 2 by filibustering it in 2013

Since 2011, Texas and 30 other states have adopted 288 laws restricting abortions

Courts hold that states can cannot restrict abortion unless there is a compelling health care need

Editorials

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President Barack Obama’s family vacation to Yosemite National Park made for some beautiful speech backdrops for him, but complicated a wedding. The trucks and trains that roar through the Valley are leaving a big mess in our air, which we then get punished for. Valley Children’s Hospital in Madera is among the best places to go in the nation if you have a neonatal crisis.

Valley Voices

Confessions of a lifelong political junkie

I contracted the incurable disease of loving politics while a youngster coming of age in Midvale, Utah, a small mining community south of Salt Lake City. My earliest memory is of the 1948 presidential election, when incumbent U.S. President Harry S Truman visited our community, traveling by train during his successful whistle stop campaign.

Opinion Columns & Blogs

Enforce pesticide protections for farmworkers

Republican Rep. Ken Calvert of Corona convinced a majority of his colleagues on the House appropriations subcommittee that oversees funding for the EPA to significantly limit enforcement of the pesticide rule. A minimum protection in the standards is the ability of farmworkers across the country to obtain information they need for medical treatment, workers’ compensation or to exercise their legal rights by having designated representatives request information on their behalf about the pesticides to which they are exposed while working.

Letters to the Editor

Heat wave is in your heads

There is no drought in California, according to Donald Trump. So all those dead trees and dry lakes we saw must have been figment of our imagination. He will probably tell us the recent heat wave was also all in our heads.

Letters to the Editor

Your garbage is your own problem

The city requires everyone to put their cans out the night before or before 6 a.m. There cannot just be one exception to the rule because the gentleman doesn’t want to pick up after essentially his own mess. It’s his garbage.

Letters to the Editor

Your garbage is your own problem

The city requires everyone to put their cans out the night before or before 6 a.m. There cannot just be one exception to the rule because the gentleman doesn’t want to pick up after essentially his own mess. It’s his garbage.

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