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City Council Says No To “STOP

The Fresno City Council recently voted on the proposed ordinance, STOP (Safe Transfer of Objects to Pedestrians), that would fine drivers who give donations to panhandlers at intersections. The kNOw’s … Continue reading

April 1, 2019 · Leave a comment

Mardi Gras 2019

Fresno celebrated its 22nd annual Tower District Mardi Gras parade with extravagant floats, unique characters, good food, good music, necks full of beads and, of course, Kopi Sotiropulos’ wonderful smile. … Continue reading

March 11, 2019 · Leave a comment

When embracing your sexual identity threatens your faith and family

Fresno teen Sabrina Evans believes everything in the Bible, except that homosexuality is a sin. Evans is gay and her family belongs to the Jehovah’s Witnesses. When she was seven, … Continue reading

August 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

Trump, Sanders and the politics of openness

Fresno was a key stop for both Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders during their campaigns to become Republican and Democratic party nominees for president. Trump and Sanders both came across … Continue reading

July 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

#BlackLivesMatter in Fresno

Youth media reporters captured the faces, slogans, signs, and expressions of Fresnans who gathered on July 9 for a Black Lives Matter demonstration. Protesters marched from Fresno to Clovis with … Continue reading

July 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

The slum lords of Fresno

Mice and mold. No heat, no hot water, no smoke detectors. Unresponsive landlords. These are the conditions that have driven Fresnans to speak out about bad and illegal housing conditions … Continue reading

July 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

Give young people a say in Fresno’s parks

Parks and the space they provide for freewheeling play were important to Patrick Antunez’s childhood in Fresno. But as he aged, the parks did too. A recent national rating system … Continue reading

July 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

Esmerelda Soria: Bringing Diversity and A Unique Perspective to Fresno City Council

The daughter of farmworkers, Esmerelda Soria was sworn into the Fresno City Council in January. She says of her struggles, “They were not the happiest moments in my childhood, but they were moments that … Continue reading

June 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

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