Political Fix (1 February, 2018)

The Cost of Life On January 30 the Joint Legislative Audit Committee (JLAC) approved a request by State Senator Jean Fuller to audit Healthcare Conglomerate Associates (HCCA) and Tulare Regional Medical Center (TRMC.) The JLAC meeting started at 10am and the Voice got a call from Ms. Fuller’s staff at 10:10 letting us know that […]

More turmoil at Tulare Public Cemetery

Rest in Peace is more of a suggestion than reality at the Tulare Public Cemetery District. After a first round of board resignations and longtime employee departures in September of 2017, a second round of resignations has hit the district. Two newly appointed trustees have resigned, employees have been fired, and one more case of […]

Political Fix (19 January, 2018)

Is Tulare County Part of Trump’s Base? On January 11, President Trump met with Democratic and Republican Senators about Immigration Reform. During the meeting he said, “Haiti? Why do we want people from Haiti here?” Then they got Africa. ‘Why do we want these people from all these shithole countries here? “We should have more people from places like Norway.” Most people, including […]

Political Fix (4 January, 2018)

The Year’s Top Stories Some might say 2017 was the Year of the Woman, but so far as local politics is concerned, it was the Year of Tulare. Looking back on 2017, the Valley Voice’s top 10 stores didn’t so much document the major events in Tulare and Kings County, but told the story of […]