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One Killed in Crash of Singer Josh Turner’s Tour Bus

One Killed in Crash of Singer Josh Turner’s Tour Bus

(Photo courtesy:  Cal Fire SLO) (KMJ) –  A tour bus carrying the road crew of Country and Gospel singer Josh Turner went off a highway in San Luis Obispo County, killing one and injuring seven. Cal Fire and the Highway Patrol say neither Turner nor his band were on the bus when it went off…MORE

Governor Signs “Gig Worker” Bill Into Law

Governor Signs “Gig Worker” Bill Into Law

(Photo courtesy:  Lorena S. Gonzalez  – via Twitter ) (KMJ) –  Governor Gavin Newsom officially signed new protections for California “Gig Economy” workers.  Wednesday’s signature of AB-5 gives wage and benefit protections to rideshare workers and thousands of others in a host of industries.       This legislation makes it harder for companies to…MORE

University of California says ‘No’ to Oil and Gas

University of California says ‘No’ to Oil and Gas

FRESNO (KMJ) – The University of California saying no more to fossil fuels. The UC system is dumping fossil fuel investments from its multi-billion-dollar pension and endowment funds, saying the investment is too big a financial risk. UC says it will make its endowment fund “fossil free” by month’s end and its pension fund will…MORE

Paiute Trout Swim Again in Eastern Sierra

Paiute Trout Swim Again in Eastern Sierra

FRESNO (KMJ) – A very special fish is back in business in the Eastern Sierra, thanks to researchers and some mules. For the first time in a century, a trout species will swim again, in a mountain creek that’s its native habitat – a milestone that conservationists hope will lead to a thriving population and…MORE

Bredefeld: Fresno Should Regulate and Tax Airbnb

Bredefeld: Fresno Should Regulate and Tax Airbnb

FRESNO (KMJ) – Fresno could regulate Airbnb’s and make them pay taxes, if a new law is adopted by the Fresno City Council. “We’ve had some problems in our district and other district,” Garry Bredefeld said. Fresno District Six Councilman Garry Bredefeld says Airbnb’s have become such a problem, they need to be regulated, so…MORE

Blue Angels To Perform at NAS Lemoore Air Show

Blue Angels To Perform at NAS Lemoore Air Show

  LEMOORE, CA. (KMJ) – The Blue Angels are performing in Lemoore. The iconic Navy team will be the main attraction at this weekend’s 2019 Central Valley Air Show at NAS Leemore. The six jet precision demonstration team arrived in Lemoore Wednesday, at 10:00 in the morning. They’ll be zig-zagging in the sky at NAS-Lemoore…MORE

Trump Administration To Strip California of Power to Set Emissions Standards

Trump Administration To Strip California of Power to Set Emissions Standards

  FRESNO, CA (KMJ) – President Donald Trump says his administration is stripping California of its power to set its own vehicle emissions standards. In a tweet, Trump said his move would result in less expensive and safer cars. “Many more cars will be produced under the new and uniform standard, meaning significantly more JOBS,…MORE

Newsom Signs AB 5 Gig Economy Worker Bill

Newsom Signs AB 5 Gig Economy Worker Bill

      SACRAMENTO, CA (KMJ) – California Governor Gavin Newsom announces he has signed the bill AB 5. The bill would force companies like Uber and Lyft to classify workers as employees — instead of independent contractors. It grants gig workers full employee rights including a minimum wage, paid sick days, workers comp and…MORE

FUSD Launches Ad Campaign After Repeated School Threats

FUSD Launches Ad Campaign After Repeated School Threats

Local TV in Fresno, California, now features two public service announcements created by the Fresno Unified School District aimed at educating students and parents on social media threats. The PSAs warn that online threats can result in a student’s suspension, expulsion or even arrest. The school district has also posted an electronic billboard at one…MORE