Grove ousted from CA Senate Republican Leader spot

California State Senator Shannon Grove of Bakersfield lost her position last Wednesday as the leader of the Republican Senate. Groves’ ouster was precipitated by the GOP caucus’ loss two of their 11 seats in the November election. She has also has faced criticism for spreading conspiracy theories. Grove represents Tulare County along with portions of […]

David Valadao joins powerful House Appropriations Committee

This week, U.S. Representative David G. Valadao was appointed to the House Committee on Appropriations, the committee responsible for funding the federal government and determining where American tax dollars are spent. Congressman Valadao previously served on the Appropriations Committee while representing California’s 21st Congressional District from 2013 to 2019. During this time, Congressman Valadao was […]

Southwest Airlines announces daily service between Fresno, Las Vegas, and Denver

Southwest Airlines today announced their initial launch for Fresno Yosemite International Airport (FAT) with nonstop service from California’s Central Valley to Denver International Airport (DEN) and Las Vegas McCarran International Airport (LAS) offering substantial connectivity to more than 50 airports. Starting April 25, 2021, Southwest will operate three daily flights between Fresno and Las Vegas […]

Helena move will help Lemoore — and hurt Hanford

Helena Agri-Enterprises is moving to Lemoore after a long-simmering dispute with the City of Hanford that resulted in the company filing a lawsuit against Hanford. Lemoore City Manager Nathan Olson said the move could result in about $340,000 in additional annual sale tax revenue to the city plus an unspecified number of jobs. Olson said […]

COVID crisis pushing Tulare County to its limits

Timothy Lutz, director of Tulare County Health and Human Services, needed just one word to frame his reaction to the area’s current COVID situation: “Wow.” ‘Extremely High’ Death Rate He offered that assessment early on the morning of January 21, a day after Tulare County saw 319 new cases and nine deaths. In the brief […]

Tulare County 2-1-1 is Overwhelmed, Residents Urged to Complete COVID Vaccine Interest Form for Future Vaccine Appointments

A Press Release from Tulare County Health and Human Services COVID Vaccine supply remains LIMITED and currently Tulare County does not have enough vaccine supply to fulfill all who are eligible. Tulare County’s 2-1-1 Call Center is overwhelmed with calls, and officials are asking residents to refrain from calling 2-1-1 for COVID vaccine information, but rather complete […]