Witnesses return to knocking on doors

Jehovah’s Witnesses will resume their trademark door-to-door ministry beginning September 1; the two-and-a-half-year suspension of the work will end just in time for the launch of a global campaign featuring an interactive program for Bible study. The decision to resume their door-to-door ministry marks the complete restoration of all pre-pandemic in-person activities for the nearly […]

More Complaints about Tulare Cemetery in letter to District Manager about burial

Editor’s note: The Opinion Writer requested that all identifying information be taken out of the following letter. The Valley Voice has left an outline of the Opinion Writer’s complaints about a family member’s burial. This editorial was updated July 13 at 11:00am Dear Clara, “I want to give the Tulare Public Cemetery District Management and […]

Clara Bernardo: “The heart and determination of the crew to make this the best cemetery it can be […] is definitely there.”

Editor’s note: This email was written in response to a request for comment by the Valley Voice’s Catherine Doe for the article “Heartburn for Tulare Cemetery District constituents over pay raises, grounds upkeep.“ This email is quoted in the article and provided here in full. Catherine Doe, you asked if I would like to comment about […]

Reader: Disappointing that Valadao did not vote for Consumer Fuel Price Gouging Prevention Act

The people of the 22nd Congressional District are hurting. Diesel prices are sky-rocketing and hurting the farmers who supply the fruits and vegetables on American’s kitchen tables. It is said that diesel powers America. The cost of diesel influences the cost of transportation and goods. When it becomes more expensive to drive a truck, all […]

Protecting free speech: Tulare County residents reflect on impact of historic Supreme Court ruling

While Jehovah’s Witnesses have chosen to temporarily suspend their door-to-door ministry due to the pandemic, their activity was almost permanently banned by one U.S. village in the late 1990s — that is until the United States Supreme Court stepped in with a historic 8-1 decision on June 17, 2002, declaring the local ordinance unconstitutional. As […]