The power behind the phone: separating fact from fiction

“And be it indeed that I have erred, mine error remaineth with myself” Job 19:4. Laws regarding personal responsibility—whether biblical or contemporary—hold every person accountable for their own actions. United States law extends the concept of personhood to corporations as well as humans (U.S. Code Title 1, section 1: “…the words “person” and “whoever” include […]

Migrant Education Program to host first annual Migrant Fair

TCOE’s Migrant Education Program is inviting migrant families from Tulare and Kings counties to a free resource fair Saturday, May 21, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the Mooney administration building. The event, which is open to migrant families only, was created to promote the Migrant Education Program’s education, community, and summer services […]

‘MRI for the Earth’ probes groundwater from the air

For decades, scientists have poked deep holes a few miles apart across the California landscape, seeking to better understand the characteristics of the state’s 515 groundwater basins in hopes of better managing and protecting them. Now, California water officials are deploying a new technology—and some new-age, aerial surveillance—to monitor groundwater supplies and aquifer health. The […]

Local solutions central to water forum

Facing a third year of drought, leadership from county Farm Bureaus, spanning all regions of California, gathered in Sacramento last week to engage with state water officials about all things water. A changing climate, shrinking snowpack, water rights, aging infrastructure, groundwater regulations and solutions to the state’s water crisis were among the topics discussed at […]

Kaweah Health nationally recognized with ‘A’ grade in hospital safety

Kaweah Health Medical Center has received  an “A,” the top Hospital Safety Grade for spring 2022 given by the Leapfrog Group, an independent national watchdog organization. The score, released today, is a national distinction recognizing Kaweah Health’s achievements in protecting patients from preventable harm and error in the hospital. “Safety is our top priority and […]

Hacker beats Fagundes in fundraising five to one

If money is the mother’s milk of politics, Sarah Hacker’s campaign for district attorney has abundant resources out fundraising incumbent Keith Fagundes by nearly five-to-one, according to campaign reports required by the state Fair Political Practices Commission. Whether money alone will be enough to unseat the two-term district attorney is indeterminable at this point. The […]