Opinion

Dr. Bill Atwood

A robed wonder

Last week a federal judge in Hawaii staged a coup against the rule of law in this great nation. That doofus ruled against the temporary ban on refugees from nations that had been identified by Barack Obama.

Opinion

Measure L fails but it’s not over

The Measure L safety tax measure that would have raised the sales tax by 1% failed last week in a 56% no to 44% yes vote failing to reach the required 66.7%. It failed to get a majority.

Dr. Bill Atwood

Only in America

We have been dealing with the issue of immigration for many decades in our history. In fact, it has been a subject for centuries, and as immigrants have come to our shores there have been benefits and costs related to the people that came here looking for something better than they left.

Opinion

What difference does it make?

What’s the difference between a tax and fee? There is no easy answer and the political class likes it that way. In fact, they would prefer that the public remain confused to the point of apathy.

Peter Cavanaugh

Fire Trump

I suggest President Donald J. Trump’s insane assertion that Barack Obama personally authorized electronic surveillance of Trump headquarters prior to the November election offers final proof of his mental imbalance, emotional instability, and incapability to serve. Moreover, his continuation in office presents an immediate clear and present danger to our national security and continued existence as a free state.

Dr. Bill Atwood

Time to grow up

Years ago I had a caring parent bring her young son into my office to discuss how he was behaving at home and at school. As his principal at Mariposa Middle School I had never had a negative encounter with the young lad but his mother was very concerned.

Dr. Bill Atwood

It’s cookie time

Last November I reminded all my readers that the Boy Scouts in North Fork would be selling trees for the Christmas season. The tree sale was a success and there will be many happy scouts visiting Scout Camp this summer because we responded.

Opinion

Those opposed to Measure L are sadly mistaken

One simple thing that is not being discussed about Measure L is what happens if Measure L doesn’t pass. The staffing levels for Madera County Fire Department have never been increased above the 1928 staffing levels. That is one person by themselves on a fire engine.

Peter Cavanaugh

I’m voting yes on L

Years ago a friend of mine who was a very successful life insurance salesman commented that over his career he had never heard a widow complain about the amount of money her husband had spent on the premiums for his life insurance policy.

Opinion

Public safety is not political ideology

Opponents to Measure L have defined their argument based on ideology; rather than identifying problems and proposing solutions of a public safety crisis which has been “swept under the rug” for years. Passing Measure L, the public safety sales tax measure, is our best chance to begin correcting the many deficiencies which impact safety services.

Videos

President-elect Trump shares his policy plans, updates on transition

The President-elect shares an update on the Presidential Transition, an outline of some of his policy plans for the first 100 days, and his day one executive actions. Video shared via "the official 2017 Presidential Transition account on YouTube" on Monday, Nov. 21, 2016.
Transition 2017
President-elect Trump shares his policy plans, updates on transition 2:38

President-elect Trump shares his policy plans, updates on transition

Eye on Education: What does Prop. 58 mean for Fresno schools? 1:26

Eye on Education: What does Prop. 58 mean for Fresno schools?

Protest at Fresno City College against North Dakota pipeline 0:50

Protest at Fresno City College against North Dakota pipeline

Clinton makes first public appearance since concession speech 2:39

Clinton makes first public appearance since concession speech