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10 hrs ago | The Fresno Bee

Appeals court denies high-speed rail petition

A state appeals court has denied a petition by the California High-Speed Rail Authority seeking to head off a trial over whether its bullet-train plans comply with state law.

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Related Topix: California High-Speed Rail, Sacramento, CA, Jerry Brown, US Governors

Wed Apr 09, 2014

Times-Standard

Authorities seeking missing King County teenage girl believed to be in Eureka

The Kings County District Attorney's Office, Child Abduction Unit is asking for your assistance in locating 17 year old Sarah Horn.

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Related Topix: Eureka, CA, Lemoore, CA

Tue Apr 08, 2014

Merced Sun-Star

State seeks 'Buy America' exemption for prototype bullet trains

Under federal "Buy America" laws, the California High-Speed Rail Authority and Amtrak will be required to buy new high-speed trains that are built in the United States.

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Related Topix: California High-Speed Rail, Hanford, CA

Mon Apr 07, 2014

Visalia Times-Delta

Farm Bureau offers gun-safety training

The class will be held from 6-10 p.m. April 16 at the Farm Bureau office, 737 N. Ben Maddox Way, Visalia.

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Related Topix: Tulare County, CA, Visalia, CA

Wed Apr 02, 2014

Visalia Times-Delta

The business of high-speed rail

Despite legal challenges and opposition, California's high-speed rail plan is going forward like, well, a moving train, with plans for major construction to begin later this year on the first section of track from Madera to Freno.

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Related Topix: California High-Speed Rail, Train Disaster, Madera, CA, Fresno County, CA, Tulare County, CA

Tue Apr 01, 2014

The Salinas Californian

Jury awards $128.6M to failed solar town developer

The Fresno Bee reported the verdict against McCarthy Family Farms and San Francisco Bay Area developer John Vidovich and Sandridge Partners.

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Related Topix: Hanford, CA

Mon Mar 31, 2014

The Fresno Bee

Woman found slain in Kings County was from L.A.

Kings County sheriff's detectives have identified a woman found slain March 21 and believe they have identified a "person of interest" in connection with the killing.

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Tue Mar 25, 2014

The Fresno Bee

Irrigation district says landowner exporting water illegally

A Tulare County judge has ordered a landowner to stop pumping groundwater in the southern San Joaquin Valley and moving it off the property, to the relief of an irrigation district that wants to keep water available for landowners fighting the drought.

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Related Topix: Tulare County, CA, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Tipton, CA, Visalia, CA

Mon Mar 24, 2014

The Fresno Bee

Valley TB cases go up -- and down

There was good news Monday on World TB Day: cases of the respiratory disease have reached an all-time low in California.

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Related Topix: Fresno County, CA, California, Tulare County, CA, Madera, CA, Merced, CA

The Fresno Bee

Slain woman's body found in rural Kings County

The discovery of a body in southern Kings County is being investigated as a homicide, the Kings County Sheriff's Office said.

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Related Topix: Corcoran, CA

Visalia Times-Delta

Farmers prepare for groundwater testing rules

In the coming months, farmers in Tulare County and other parts of the Valley will begin monitoring their groundwater for fertilizers, pesticides and other contaminants.

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Related Topix: Tulare County, CA, Agriculture, Science, Kaweah, CA, Tulare, CA

Fri Mar 21, 2014

The Fresno Bee

Democrat Salas picks up Republican support in Kings Co., a GOP stronghold

Two years ago, Bakersfield Democrat Rudy Salas was elected to the state Assembly, but don't ask him how he did among Kings County voters.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Jim Costa, Democrat, Delano, CA, Kern County, CA

Thu Mar 20, 2014

San Diego Source

Sempra, Consolidated Edison partner in solar projects

Sempra U.S. Gas & Power and Consolidated Edison Development Thursday announced agreements to partner in five solar projects in Nevada and California.

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Related Topix: Alpaugh, CA, Tulare County, CA, Corcoran, CA

Wed Mar 19, 2014

The Salinas Californian

Former farm worker shares story with Hartnell College crowd

A veteran farm worker and labor organizer who also spent 27 years as a farmer herself shared her personal story of tragedy and inspiration Wednesday at Hartnell College.

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Related Topix: Theater, Arts, Corcoran, CA, Tulare County, CA

Holtville Tribune

Serviceman sentenced to 10 years for sex trafficking a minor

A former Navy petty officer at the U.S. Naval Air Station in Lemoore was sentenced Monday to 10 years in prison for sex trafficking a minor, following a multiagency probe that included U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations .

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Related Topix: US Military, US Navy, US News, Lemoore, CA, Tulare County, CA

Tue Mar 18, 2014

The Fresno Bee

Petty officer from Lemoore Naval Air Station gets prison in sex trafficking

An aviation petty officer who served at the Lemoore Naval Air Station was sentenced Monday to 10 years in federal prison for sex trafficking of a minor, U.S. Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner said.

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Related Topix: Lemoore, CA, Federal Prisons, Prison, Fresno, CA

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