Valley Voices

Valley Voices

Nurses are neither doctors nor handmaidens

There are overlapping functions between nurses and physicians. How the two intersect became a Fresno court matter in December. Who should have been injecting Botox in a medical spa where the service was rendered? What was the role of the nurse in that office? What was the role of the physician?

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Checking the creeks during a lull in the storms

The dogs nosed around joyfully while I breathed in the moist, clean air. What a difference these last few storms had wrought! As late as October, this walk had felt and smelled and sounded completely different, so excruciatingly dry that my nostrils bristled and each step crinkled and crackled under my boot.

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A revengeful, invisible friend called Destiny does all of my dirty work for me

As a child, I spoke to Destiny in my gibberish Spanish while I played with my plastic dinosaurs and ignored anyone speaking English to me. That came shortly after Destiny and I decided that we would not take baths anymore. My daydreams are my opportunity to be the petty, petulant 7-year-old with narrowed eyes and a general disdain for authority that I am not allowed to carry with me into adult life.

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Blurred lines: Farm labor board hires another UFW activist

The board and staff entrusted with overseeing labor relations in California’s agriculture industry are stacked with activists trained by the United Farm Workers and California Rural Legal Assistance Inc. When will this pro-UFW bias end, and will basic fairness and neutrality ever be restored to the ALRB?

Videos

Keeping Fresno park trees alive in drought 1:06

Keeping Fresno park trees alive in drought

Fresno protesters decry 'Obamacare' repeal promised by Republicans 1:02

Fresno protesters decry 'Obamacare' repeal promised by Republicans

Fresno State beats Boise State | basketball recap 2:03

Fresno State beats Boise State | basketball recap

Fresno State athletic director talks about abuse he endured as a child 3:13

Fresno State athletic director talks about abuse he endured as a child