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  • OTHER OPINIONS

    Gerald Meral: Offering voters new water bond is essential

    In the ongoing debate over water bonds for California, San Joaquin Valley legislators have a lot of leverage.

  • OTHER OPINIONS

    Leonard Pitts Jr.: Keep the kids - deport Congress

    It's a revealing video.

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    Vivek Wadhwa: A 20-hour work week is coming

    In an op-ed in The Wall Street Journal, former Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers revived a debate I'd had with futurist Ray Kurzweil in 2012 about the jobless future.

  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    Valley missing at state fair

    As a big supporter of fairs, I was excited to attend the California State Fair in Sacramento for the first time. I enjoyed it. The Cal Expo grounds are very nice, the entertainment was good and the food was great.

  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    Let's get this rail moving

    Imagine that there is no interstate highway system. Not even local highways like 99, 41, 168 or 180. Imagine that there was no rural electrification project in the 20th century. Many would still be without electricity. Imagine there are no airports, no railroad system crisscrossing the nation. No...

  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    Help for our children first

    America can no longer create enough jobs for our population. Every day we lose job opportunities through impossible environmental requirements and anti-business tax policies. Job-generating corporations are choosing to locate or relocate to any country except the United States. Robots are eliminating...

  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    'Dumping ground' facts

    I read the July 19 letter stating that because of Fresno's low cost of living the illegal immigrants being shipped to California will end up here. I thought that doesn't seem logical. So I did what I usually do when someone makes a statement like that: I did some research.

  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    Cost of rescuing hiker

    Thank God, Mr. Gregg Hein, the Kings Canyon National Park "lone backcountry hiker" was found alive! For that I'm thankful. Marek Warszawski's Bee column July 18 stated some thoughts "based on (his) 25 years of hiking, scrambling, and climbing in the Sierra Nevada." Don't hike or backpack alone in...

  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    Celluloid propaganda

    If you want to beat your chest, wallow in self-aggrandizement and gloat about historical days of national jingoism, do cartwheels straight to movie theaters for Dinesh D'Souza's "America."

  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    Healthy dose of skepticism

    News anchor Walter Cronkite in 1966 told Time magazine something that's still true: "The networks, including my own, do a first-rate job of disseminating the news, but all of them have third-rate news-gathering organizations. We are still basically dependent on the wire services. We have barely dipped...

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    Corporate tax shell games

    News: U.S. citizens change citizenship to a foreign country to lower their state and federal income taxes. U.S. tax laws say it's legal. What's your reaction? "It's unfair to the rest of us. There ought to be a law."

  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    Drought surcharge next?

    Fremont recently instituted watering restrictions similar to the new rules for the city of Fresno. After a decline in revenue from lower water usage, Fremont added a "drought surcharge" to everyone's water bill. Is this what we have to look forward to?

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