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Kamala Harris Raises Money From Same Epstein Lawyers she Blasted

Kamala Harris Raises Money From Same Epstein Lawyers she Blasted

WASHINGTON (AP) – Kamala Harris raised money from a group of attorneys on the same day she blasted their firm’s work on the Jeffrey Epstein case for calling “into question the integrity of our legal system.” An invitation obtained by The Associated Press shows Harris’ husband headlined a Chicago fundraiser last Tuesday that was hosted…MORE

Fresno County Sheriff Mims: Media got ICE Raid Story Wrong

Fresno County Sheriff Mims: Media got ICE Raid Story Wrong

FRESNO (KMJ) – Fresno County Sheriff Margaret Mims is speaking out on the Trump Administration’s current nationwide crackdown on undocumented immigrants. “I just think it was blown out of proportion by the media,” Mims said. Immigrant communities, on edge since President Trump’s administration announced plans for the operation, inflaming the political debate over immigration. “Nationwide there…MORE

Dispute Over Trademarked Yosemite Names Settled

Dispute Over Trademarked Yosemite Names Settled

FRESNO, Calif. (KMJ) — Delaware North, the federal government, and Aramark have settled a lawsuit filed by Delaware North, over its former concession contract at Yosemite National Park. The company had trademarked the names of several locations without the National Park Service’s knowledge.     When they lost the concession contract to Aramark in 2016, Delaware…MORE

Valley Elementary School Janitor Dresses Up as School Shooter

Valley Elementary School Janitor Dresses Up as School Shooter

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) – An elementary school superintendent in Central California says he allowed a janitor to wear a mask and carry a fake gun during an active shooter drill to “make sure this was realistic.” A teacher told KSEE-TV that the drill, which happened at Raisin City Elementary School before the summer break, went…MORE

Governor Orders Firing of CA Oil, Gas Regulator Amid Increase in Fracking

Governor Orders Firing of CA Oil, Gas Regulator Amid Increase in Fracking

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – Gov. Gavin Newsom is firing California’s top oil and gas regulator over an increase in state permits for hydraulic fracturing and allegations of conflict of interest among senior officials. Newsom’s chief of staff asked the state’s natural resources secretary to fire Ken Harris on Thursday. Ann O’Leary’s request came hours after…MORE

Newsom Taps New Calif. Utilities Regulator

Newsom Taps New Calif. Utilities Regulator

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – California Gov. Gavin Newsom says he is tapping Marybel Batjer to serve as the state’s top utilities regulator. Batjer will serve as president of the California Public Utilities Commission, which oversees power companies and other services. The commission is in the spotlight as the state’s largest electric utility, Pacific Gas &…MORE

Another Earthquake Strikes Near Ridgecrest

Another Earthquake Strikes Near Ridgecrest

(KMJ) – The U.S. Geological Survey says a preliminary earthquake measuring a magnitude of 4.9 struck this morning at 6:11 am about five miles east-northeast of Ridgecrest in the Mojave Desert. The USGS says it was followed by a 3.1 magnitude aftershock two minutes later and then a 2.5 tremor about two miles south-southwest of…MORE

KMJ Exclusive: FUSD Trustee Slatic Facing Complaints at Bullard High

KMJ Exclusive: FUSD Trustee Slatic Facing Complaints at Bullard High

Note: This is a two-part story. Scroll down to listen to parts one and two. FRESNO (KMJ) – Another campus controversy involving Fresno Unified School Board member Terry Slatic. Dozens of parents of Bullard High School cheerleaders gathered in the school library, along with Superintendent Bob Nelson, to address safety concerns surrounding Trustee Terry Slatic.…MORE

KMJ Exclusive: FUSD’s Slatic Facing Complaints at Bullard High

KMJ Exclusive: FUSD’s Slatic Facing Complaints at Bullard High

FRESNO (KMJ) – Another campus controversy involving Fresno Unified School Board member Terry Slatic. Dozens of parents of Bullard High School cheerleaders gathered in the school library, along with Superintendent Bob Nelson, to address safety concerns surrounding Trustee Terry Slatic. Parents say Slatic showed up to cheer practice on campus Wednesday afternoon and held held an…MORE

Trump Orders Federal Departments & Agencies to Share Citizenship Data

Trump Orders Federal Departments & Agencies to Share Citizenship Data

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Latest on President Donald Trump and the issue of adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census (all times local): 5:45 p.m. President Donald Trump is abandoning his effort to include a citizenship question on the 2020 census. Instead, Trump says he’s ordering every federal department and agency to provide the…MORE