District One Candidates Forum

The second of three forums for Tulare County Board of Supervisors District 1 took place on April 20. The main issues covered in this forum were water, the local business climate, land-use issues and serving the constituency. Sponsors of the forum were the Exeter Chamber of Commerce, Tulare County Farm Bureau, and Tulare County League […]

Political Fix (5 May, 2016)

Hi Steve! Online comments to hot news stories are pretty entertaining. People speak candidly online, saying what journalists can’t say in print or relate unproven rumors that everyone knows are true. Sometimes the comments further the arguments or enlighten the reader, and sometimes they are used as anonymous attacks. In the harshest cases those attacks […]

Two Distinct Choices in the Kings County Race for District Two

Incumbent Richard Valle and longtime Corcoran business owner, Debra Kwast, are running for Kings County Supervisor District 2, which covers Corcoran, Kettleman City, and Avenal. The district also includes Home Garden, the residential enclave south of the Kings County Fairgrounds. Though not a partisan office, these supervisorial candidates hail from opposite sides of the political […]

Political Fix (21 April, 2016)

The Tail Wagging the Dog How do elected officials navigate the treacherous waters of accepting big business donations without having to return the favor? Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders is slamming Hilary Clinton daily about Wall Street’s donating to her campaign. She claims to be hard on Wall Street and wants stricter regulations. Mr. Sanders says […]