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Apr 23, 2013 at 2:57 PM
More than a century ago John Muir argued that Congress should include a wildlife corridor with stunning vistas of the Merced River in the boundaries of Yosemite National Park. He lost to timber interests.
Apr 17, 2013 at 10:55 AM
The five candidates for the 16th District state senate seat square off in a debate.
Apr 4, 2013 at 2:34 PM
A sheriff's rescue team followed the sounds of a screaming female voice Thursday to an almost vertical canyon wall where they found a teenager clinging to a rocky outcropping after going missing during a hike five days ago. Kendall Jack, 18, was...
Mar 21, 2013 at 3:41 PM
Hanford Republican Andy Vidak has support in Kern County for a run at the state Senate. The Kern County Republican Party said Thursday that its members voted unanimously to endorse Vidak, a Kings County cherry farmer, for election to the 16th Senate District.
Jan 10, 2013 at 3:42 PM
A California man once sentenced to death for killing two people in the 1960s was under arrest Thursday after police said he led officers to the body of his 89-year-old mother.
Sep 18, 2012 at 8:41 AM
Republican White House nominee Mitt Romney faced the task of getting his campaign back on track Tuesday after a hidden camera caught him off guard, while President Barack Obama was kicking back in New York on David Letterman's couch and at a...
Sep 17, 2012 at 8:01 PM
Already scrambling to steady a struggling campaign, Republican Mitt Romney confronted a new headache Monday after a video surfaced showing him telling wealthy donors that almost half of all Americans "believe they are victims" entitled to extensive...
Aug 31, 2012 at 10:52 AM
A spokesman for the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that a team of investigators at Central Valley Meat Co. in Hanford found that no food safety violations occurred, though an investigation into inhumane handling of animals continues.
Jul 17, 2012 at 10:49 AM
Police at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport have opened a criminal investigation into how needles got into turkey sandwiches served to passengers on Delta Air Lines flights from Amsterdam to the United States, a spokesman said Tuesday. The FBI also is...
Feb 21, 2012 at 6:56 PM
Needy families now get public assistance on what looks like a debit card. But, that piece of plastic raises questions about how the money can be used, and for what.
Feb 11, 2012 at 5:21 PM
A local Korean War Veteran was awarded his medals in a surprise ceremony Friday, put together by his family and Rep. Jim Costa, D-Fresno.
Dec 15, 2011 at 2:04 PM
Republican lawmakers are casting doubts on the viability of California's high-speed rail project and suggesting they're ready to halt federal funding to build the proposed 800-mile line.
Nov 14, 2011 at 5:24 PM
Jerry Sandusky said in an interview with NBC that he is innocent of the child sex abuse charges that have rocked Penn State and cost Joe Paterno his job, though the former defensive coordinator admitted he "horsed around" and touched kids.
Oct 21, 2011 at 6:16 PM
All U.S. troops will be be coming home from Iraq by the close of the year, ending nearly nine years in that country. The announcement Friday morning from President Barack Obama was met with agreement by local lawmakers and military members.
Oct 3, 2011 at 1:04 PM
Jim Costa, the Fresno congressman, announced Monday that some Kern County kids will benefit physically from $500,000 in federal funding.