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Proposed Bill Could Help Californians With Student Loans

Proposed Bill Could Help Californians With Student Loans

FRESNO, Calif. (KMJ) — College students in the Golden State could get some assistance with paying back their student debts, without having to take out additional loans, under a new bill making its way through the legislature. Assembly bill 154, introduced by Republican Assemblyman Randy Voepel, would however, require participants to pledge a share of their…MORE

Partial Government Shutdown Could Affect Wine Grape Prices

Partial Government Shutdown Could Affect Wine Grape Prices

FRESNO, Calif. (KMJ) — Wine grape growers are now uncertain, about whether they’ll receive their preliminary report from the USDA. The ongoing partial government shutdown is making the publication date of Feb. 8 for that report less likely, the longer the government is closed. The final crush report is due Mar. 8. Contracts between growers and…MORE

Legal Battle Continues Over California’s Sanctuary State Law

Legal Battle Continues Over California’s Sanctuary State Law

FRESNO, Calif. (KMJ) — Immigrant rights activists have filed an appeal, following a judge’s ruling that Huntington Beach isn’t bound by California’s sanctuary policies, which limit local law enforcement’s cooperation with ice. The Southern California city went to court over the highly contentious policies, and an Orange County judge ruled that municipalities with their own charters…MORE

Calif. DMV Director to Retire Amid Calls for Her Resignation

Calif. DMV Director to Retire Amid Calls for Her Resignation

FRESNO, Calif. (KMJ) — 38-year veteran state employee Jean Shiomoto is now set to retire as director of the Department of Motor Vehicles, amid calls for her to resign. Shiomoto has been under fire, as the DMV has been the subject of multiple controversies, including improperly registering thousands of people to vote. Shiomoto is scheduled to…MORE

New Report Shows Best California Cities for Job Opportunities

New Report Shows Best California Cities for Job Opportunities

FRESNO, Calif. (KMJ) — A new WalletHub report shows the best and worst cities in the Golden State, when it comes to finding a job. The top five are San Ramon, Palo Alto, Danville, Los Gatos, and Santa Clara. Meanwhile, Fresno comes in at 226 overall, out of 254 cities on the list. Fresno ranks 217th…MORE

Calif. Legislature Moves Further to the Left

Calif. Legislature Moves Further to the Left

FRESNO, Calif. (KMJ) — California lawmakers have begun the new legislative session with crushing Democratic supermajorities in both chambers, along with Democrats’ sweep of all statewide offices. The party benefited from changing demographics and attitudes toward President Trump, to overachieve in last month’s election by historic margins. They won even in areas long supportive of Republicans,…MORE

Halloween Attack on Local Synagogue Being Investigated as Hate Crime

Halloween Attack on Local Synagogue Being Investigated as Hate Crime

FRESNO, Calif. (KMJ) — A second Halloween attack has been reported on a Fresno place of worship. First, Corner Stone Church at the Wilson Theatre had its historic ticket booth vandalized, and a mutilated animal carcass was left at the stage entrance. Then, as Fresno Police Lieutenant Mark Hudson tells KMJ News, the Temple Beth Israel…MORE

Man Accused of Trying to Lure Women into His Truck Caught in Clovis

Man Accused of Trying to Lure Women into His Truck Caught in Clovis

CLOVIS, Calif. (KMJ) — A man accused of trying to lure several women into his truck has been busted by Clovis PD. 32-year-old Lammar Carey of Fresno is behind bars on felony charges of attempted kidnapping, after a witness managed to take a photo of him, and the license plate on his truck. Investigators are asking…MORE

Voter Registration Hits New Record in Calif.

Voter Registration Hits New Record in Calif.

FRESNO, Calif. (KMJ) — California’s voter registration has reach an all-time high heading into the November election. Secretary of State Alex Padilla says more than 19 million people are registered, which is nearly 76 percent of those who are eligible. The Golden State has not had such a large share of registered voters, since 77 percent…MORE

Report: Calif. Among Least Teacher-Friendly States

Report: Calif. Among Least Teacher-Friendly States

FRESNO, Calif. (KMJ) — California is among the least teacher-friendly states in the nation, according to a new WalletHub report. The state ranks 31st overall. When it comes to the student-teacher ratio, California comes in dead last. It also gets low scores for the average starting salary, income growth potential, the quality of the public school…MORE