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FBI: CA Has Highest Number Of Hate Crimes

FBI: CA Has Highest Number Of Hate Crimes

FRESNO, Calif. (KMJ) — 15 percent of the country’s hate crimes were reported in the Golden State during 2018     A new FBI report shows that there were at least 1,063 such crimes in California last year, 88 of which were in the Central Valley. Investigators say ancestry, race and ethnicity are the top reasons,…MORE

Ballot Boxing 11.2.19 — Kevin Cookingham & Jim Patterson

Ballot Boxing 11.2.19 — Kevin Cookingham & Jim Patterson

Retired Clovis Unified Educator Kevin Cookingham discusses his campaign in the 16th Congressional District, and being the lone Republican running to unseat Rep. Jim Costa.  Fresno Assemblyman Jim Patterson responds to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s latest efforts to combat wildfires and pull PG&E out of bankruptcy.MORE

Ballot Boxing 10.26.19  — Esmeralda Soria & Elizabeth Heng

Ballot Boxing 10.26.19 — Esmeralda Soria & Elizabeth Heng

Fresno City Councilwoman and 16th Congressional District Democrat Esmeralda Soria discusses her campaign for Congress.  Elizabeth Heng discusses her work with New Faces GOP, and the controversial ad that caught national attention.  MORE

Personal Debt Continues to Grow, GenXers Most Indebted

Personal Debt Continues to Grow, GenXers Most Indebted

FRESNO, Calif. (KMJ) — The average personal debt figure among American adults: $29,800         A new report from Northwestern Mutual also finds that more than one-third of monthly income is going toward paying that debt off. 15 percent of Americans fear they’ll be in debt for the rest of their lives. GenXers are…MORE

Calif. Moves Closer to Allowing 17-Year-Olds to Vote

Calif. Moves Closer to Allowing 17-Year-Olds to Vote

FRESNO, Calif. (KMJ) — The Golden State has taken another step toward letting 17-year-olds vote in primary and special elections, if they’ll be 18, prior to the following general election.       The proposed constitutional amendment has cleared the Assembly 57-13. It must now be approved by two-thirds of state senators, before voters have a…MORE

CHP Looks to Delay Some Pay Raises Amid Pension Woes

CHP Looks to Delay Some Pay Raises Amid Pension Woes

FRESNO, Calif. (KMJ) — A new contract between the union for CHP officers and the state calls for a temporary delay in pay raises, in an effort to pay down pension debt.     The 4-year, approximately $800 million tentative agreement with the Newsom Administration comes as the Golden State is contributing 59 cents to CalPERS,…MORE

Calif. Sues Trump Administration Over Green Card Rules

Calif. Sues Trump Administration Over Green Card Rules

FRESNO, Calif. (KMJ) — California is joined by three other states in filing the latest court challenge to new rules blocking green cards, for many immigrants who use Medicaid, food stamps, housing vouchers, or other forms of public assistance.     In announcing the lawsuit Friday, Democratic Attorney General Xavier Beccera said, “They’re trying to make…MORE

Calif. Bill Calls for Banning Body Cam Facial Recognition Technology

Calif. Bill Calls for Banning Body Cam Facial Recognition Technology

FRESNO, Calif. (KMJ) — Assembly Bill 1215 is calling for prohibiting law enforcement agencies in the Golden State from using facial recognition technology in their body cameras, after 26 lawmakers were incorrectly identified as criminals, when their photos were compared to a database of mugshots.     Among them is Democratic Assemblyman Reggie Jones-Sawyer, chair of…MORE

Another Legal Challenge to CA’s Presidential Tax Return Law

Another Legal Challenge to CA’s Presidential Tax Return Law

FRESNO, Calif. (KMJ) — The Trump Campaign and the Republican Party became the latest to file a lawsuit on Tuesday, challenging California’s new law requiring that presidential candidates release 5 years of tax returns, at least 98 days prior to the primary election.     The lawsuits argue that the law violates the U.S. Constitution, by…MORE