Rep. McCarthy accuses California’s New Health Mandate of Violating Federal Law

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) has determined that the State of California Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC) is violating the Weldon Amendment by forcing health insurance providers to include abortion coverage in every plan within DMHC’s jurisdiction. The Weldon Amendment prohibits federal funds from going to states that discriminate against […]

Supervisor District 3 Candidates Reveal Stark Differences

On January 14 the Visalia Chamber of Commerce and Foothills Sun-Gazette hosted a candidates’ forum that posed the typical questions but whose answers illustrated a stark difference between incumbent District 3 Tulare County Supervisor Amy Shuklian and challenger Brad Maaske. Tulare County Board of Supervisors (TCBOS) District 1 challengers Robyn Stearn and Larry Micari, along […]

Political Fix (2 January, 2020)

It’s a Wrap – a Look at the Past year and Decade It is a no-news-is-good-news story for Visalia when it comes to the yearly wrap up. The city has yet to make the top ten except when it canceled its Fourth of July fireworks show. I thought the tide had turned for Tulare in […]

Happy New Year! Calendar of Events for January and February

January 2nd through January 31: Coyolxauhqui, Madre Cosmica Exhibition and Opening Reception Gallery Hours: Noon-5:30 p.m., Wednesdays-Saturdays. Opening Reception is First Friday, January 3rd from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Arts Visalia Visual Art Center 214 E. Oak Ave Contact: Arts Visalia Visual Art Center. 559-739-0905, [email protected] January 15 – March 12: The Bad Art Show […]

Kaweah Delta listening to community

Kaweah Delta held its first of five listening sessions December 12 at a town hall held at 210 Connect in downtown Visalia. Using the defeat of Measure H as a learning opportunity, Kaweah Delta has scheduled five town halls in its five zones to listen “more carefully and more often to our community.” “We want […]

Political Fix (19 December, 2019)

The Shakedown of Curtimade Dairy In a lawsuit filed on July 31 of this year, Curtimade Dairy is being sued by the city of Corcoran for $65 million for nitrate contamination of its municipal wells. Nitrate contamination is rampant throughout the Central Valley and happens naturally, but is primarily caused by over pumping, fertilizers, pesticides, […]