Opinion

Editorials

Nunes’ intelligence obligations Trumped by loyalty to president

Rep. Devin Nunes of Tulare, who chairs the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, has no interest in getting to the bottom of the Michael Flynn scandal or learning the extent of the Trump administration’s ties to Putin’s Russia. This shirking of responsibilities has revealed the outspoken Nunes to be a paper tiger.

Valley Voices

My worst day

Danell TeNyenhuis of Clovis writes about the day she found out her husband, Patrick, was killed in a cycling accident last spring.

Victor Davis Hanson

Trump faces nothing but bad choices in Middle East

What makes the Middle East monster deadly is the interplay between the Iranian terrorist regime and its surrogates Hezbollah and the Assad regime; Russian President Vladimir Putin’s deployment of bombers into Syria and Iraq after a 40-year Russian hiatus in the region; and the medieval beheaders of the Islamic State.

Valley Voices

Fresno State: Why not restore an old Fresno theater?

Rubén Casas of Fresno, who teaches at Fresno State, points out in a commentary for The Fresno Bee that Fresno is full of historic and beautiful theaters that, despite having fallen into disrepair, are the ideal intimate spaces the university seeks for its arts and humanities programs. How about rehabilitating one of them?

Valley Voices

Why me? Why was I so fortunate to be born in America?

“I didn’t choose where I would be born,” writes Central High School senior Nicole Garza of Fresno, California. “I certainly didn’t do anything to deserve or to earn the privilege to be here. Some were born into a country where there is war. Others where there is poverty, where they are discriminated against, or where crime is so unbearable that they don’t feel safe in their own homes.”

Editorials

Thumbs up, thumbs down

Central Valley nonprofits are encouraged to apply for some of the $100,000 in grant money being offered by the Central California Women’s Conference; teen girls from Central High are raising money for a beloved coach battling Hodgkin’s lymphoma; dancing siblings AJ and Alyda Raguindin charmed Ellen DeGeneres and earned a new car for their parents.

Editorials

GOP offers good ideas for fixing California roads

In this state so dominated by Democrats, a freshman Republican from Bakersfield might seem easy to ignore. But Assemblyman Vince Fong’s pedigree includes having worked for a decade for U.S. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, also of Bakersfield. And in Republican-controlled Washington, McCarthy will have a say over federal money earmarked for roads and other infrastructure.

Videos

Worn Poverello House warehouse leaks, in need of repairs

Poverello House Executive Director Cruz Avila looks over donations that are in danger of being damaged because the warehouse roof leaks during rain storms and is in need of major repairs. The Raise the Roof fund drive hopes to help make the necessary repairs.
Silvia Flores The Fresno Bee
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Worn Poverello House warehouse leaks, in need of repairs

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Enter this week's caption contest for a chance at free coffee

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Loretta Susan Carr is this week's caption contest winner

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San Joaquin Valley farmers continue to drill even as groundwater limits loom