Opinion

Editorials

You want answers? President Trump can’t handle the truth

Journalists from several major news organizations were barred from a question-and-answer session Friday at the White House. It was an outrage, but not a surprise since President Donald Trump calls any negative stories “fake news” and labels the media the “enemy of the American people.”

Valley Voices

Trump travel ban could have ‘hazardous’ effect on Valley medical care

Dr. Richard Bertken of the UCSF-Fresno medical program writes in The Fresno Bee that President Trump’s immigration ban could have hazardous consequences on our medical care. About 25 percent of the members of the Fresno-Madera Medical Society are foreign medical graduates. On March 17, computer matching will place an estimated 1,000 foreign medical school graduates from the seven countries named in Trump’s executive order who have already applied for residency programs and fellowships in the U.S.

Editorials

Is Trump building a blueprint for mass deportation?

President Trump’s executive orders and enforcement memos issued by the Department of Homeland Security dramatically expand the groups at risk of deportation. If Congress appropriates the money, there will be 10,000 more Immigrations and Customs Enforcement agents and 5,000 more at Customs and Border Protection. This looks like the “deportation force” the White House insists it won’t create.

Editorials

Thumbs up, thumbs down

Sacramento Democrats blow it big time; Ellen DeGeneres surprises a Clovis teacher; “Hollywood Medium” star Tyler Henry of Hanford will discuss his talks with the dead in Fresno; Dora Westerlund wins a big, big prize for leadership.

Letters to the Editor

Dictators squash free speech first

Larry W. Leach, of Fresno, California, writes that every dictatorship begins with elimination of free speech and a free press: “Be you conservative or liberal, Republican or Democrat, or anywhere in between, the suppression of this first and most important amendment should be of grave concern.”

Opinion

Opinion: The truth about Trump’s worrisome war on media

Like him or not, President Donald Trump won the presidency fair and square. His upset of historic proportions was magnified even further by the overconfidence and noblesse oblige of Hillary Clinton and the Democratic elite. The Washington media need to stop whining, get off their high horse and do the jobs they chose.

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
Worn Poverello House warehouse leaks, in need of repairs 1:31

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

San Joaquin Valley farmers continue to drill even as groundwater limits loom 3:49

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