Posted by Andrea Castillo on November 24, 2014
The president of Nagorno-Karabakh Republic visited Fresno on Monday to discuss key policy issues that affect the two regions and meet with local representatives of the Armenian community.
Nagorno-Karabakh was historically ruled by Armenia, but the breakup of the Soviet Union left the area officially under the rule of Azerbaijan. The two states have wrestled over control of the province, where many Armenians live.
During his first visit to the central San Joaquin Valley, President H.E. Bako Sahakyan met at a reception with leaders including Berj Apkarian, honorary consul of Armenia in Fresno, Sergey Sarkisov, consul general of Armenia in Los Angeles, Rep. Jim Costa, D-Fresno, and Sen. Andy Vidak, R-Hanford. He later sat for dinner with around 250 local Armenians in downtown Fresno.
Posted by BoNhia Lee on November 21, 2014
Fresno County’s remaining ballots from the Nov. 4 election were counted Friday, pushing vote totals up a bit but not changing the outcomes of any races.
Posted by Michael Doyle on November 21, 2014
In the wake of Thursday’s surprise decision by Sen. Dianne Feinstein to halt talks on a California water bill, officials and advocates must assess what went wrong, what went right and what comes next.
Posted by Michael Doyle on November 20, 2014
Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California on Thursday pulled the plug on secret, high-stakes negotiations over a water bill for her drought-plagued state, saying she and fellow lawmakers will try again next year.
Posted by John Ellis on November 19, 2014
The election was Nov. 4, but Fresno Democrat Jim Costa did not secure re-election until Wednesday.
Posted by Michael Doyle on November 18, 2014
Tulare Republican Rep. Devin Nunes on Tuesday vaulted into top-secret leadership as the next chairman of the powerful and ofttimes mysterious House Intelligence Committee.
Posted by John Ellis on November 14, 2014
Fresno Democrat Jim Costa, who is in the midst of his second re-election battle in the past four years, on Friday surged to a 700-vote lead over upstart Republican challenger Johnny Tacherra in the 16th Congressional District race.