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Mighty morphin’ spinach and Fresno State football coach Jeff Tedford are in today’s Morning Scoop.
Mighty morphin’ spinach and Fresno State football coach Jeff Tedford are in today’s Morning Scoop.

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“The government should be run like a great American company.” Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law and the leader of the White House’s new Office of American Innovation.

What You Need to Know

• Some magnificent scientists transformed spinach leaves into human heart tissue. It’s Popeye made real. You hear that, Bluto?

• Fresno State football coach Jeff Tedford sat down with The Bee for an interview that ranged from wins and losses to the players’ classwork.

• Empowerment flows through the photos and models for Target’s swimwear line. Look: no Photoshop.

• The emotional story of Matheny Tract, a fading social experiment in rural Tulare County. Why do its residents continue to hang on? One word: passion.

• Farmer and Bee columnist David Mas Masumoto talks about the emotional politics of who “belongs” in the United States.

• Curtain call, please. Your girls basketball state champs: Clovis West High.

Clovis West beats Archibishop Mitty-San Jose 44-40 to win the CIF State Open Division championship Saturday, March 25, 2017, at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento.

What You Want to Know

• Move over, “CSI.” The mock-trial squads of Fresno State have made an argument for national exposure.

• This guy had the right idea: Why miss your celebration of life because of the whole being-deceased thing? Hold the party before you die.

What You Don’t Want to Know

• The driver hit a deer with her Subaru. She told the deputy she was distracted. By a sasquatch.

• Submitted through gritted teeth: Two teenagers shot a girl in the head because she wouldn’t stop sending them Snapchats.

• TFW you spend a year in remote wilderness being filmed for a reality show no one wanted to see. “What couldn’t I have been on ‘The Voice’”?

Jody Murray: 559-441-6367, @jmurray59