Editorials

Editorials

Defending science in the age of Trump

It should scare every Californian that scientists felt they had to march on Earth Day to convince the Trump administration to base its policy and funding decisions on scientific fact, not ideological fiction or conspiracy theories.

Editorials

Thumbs up, thumbs down

Celebrate Earth Day high in the mountains or low in the Valley, with events planned in honor of Mother Nature. Generous donors are coming forward to provide for the surviving families affected by the killing of four Fresnans last week in a shooting rampage. Lemoore’s Chris A. Liscomb has landed a role in the Netflix series “13 Reasons Why.”

Editorials

Lawmakers face a new decision that will affect your wallet

Legislators need to resolve lingering questions about the cap-and-trade program. It won’t be easy, not after legislators agreed earlier this month for the first time in two decades to raise gasoline taxes and other fees to generate $5 billion a year pay for road maintenance and transit. The costs of cap and trade ultimately fall on us all.

Editorials

White working class gets stiffed

President Trump isn’t returning the favor to loyal supporters, who are dying in shockingly high numbers in middle age. Their lives are not going to get much better by cutting health care coverage or by slashing social programs, as Trump proposes.

Editorials

Trump’s response to Assad was exactly right

Fresno Bee editorial: We hope that the gravity of conditions in the Middle East will transform Trump into a president who focuses more on policy and consequences, and less on Twitter. As historians have noted, presidents typically grow into the office and many raise their game significantly after being thrust into their first crisis.

Videos

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

Two years after California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill designed to limit groundwater pumping, new wells are going in faster and deeper than ever in the San Joaquin Valley farm belt. Farmers say they have no choice given cuts in surface water deliveries.
Ryan Sabalow The Sacramento Bee
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

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NFL players, coaches, and fans react to Colin Kaepernick protest

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Downtown residents, business people reflect on deadly Fresno shooting rampage