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  • Paul Lo is now a Merced County judge. He is the first Hmong man to be a superior court judge in the history of the United States.
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  • Two Democrats are hoping to unseat Republican David Valadao in the race for the 21st Congressional District.
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  • Bogus Fresno Bee letter adds intrigue to DA campaign
  • One of the most interesting political campaigns of the season just added a little more intrigue.
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fresno, fresno county, politics, corin hoggard
  • Breaking News from ABC30 in Fresno, California
  • Chelsea Clinton says she and her husband are expecting their first child later this year.
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  • A new Field Poll shows Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin leading the race for state controller.
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  • Abruptly on the spot as the new face of "Obamacare," Sylvia Mathews Burwell faces steep challenges, both logistical and political.
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  • Kathleen Sebelius.
  • Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is resigning from the Obama administration.
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  • Here in California, proposed legislation hopes to help put more mental health professionals on K-through-12 campuses.
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  • Sen. Leland Yee, D-San Francisco, left
  • Suspended California state Sen. Leland Yee has pleaded not guilty to all charges for his alleged role in a San Francisco political corruption and organized crime case.
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  • The Senate passed legislation to renew a program of jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed that expired last December.
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  • The Supreme Court has declined an early look at a constitutional challenge to the National Security Agency's bulk collection of millions of Americans' telephone records.
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  • FILE - In this March 26, 2014 file photo, California state Sen. Leland Yee, D-San Francisco, right, leaves the San Francisco Federal Building in San Francisco.
  • A California state senator and others have been formally indicted in a political corruption and organized crime case.
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  • Fresno County DA faces election challenge
  • The race for Fresno County District Attorney pits the current DA against a former employee.
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fresno, fresno county, politics, gene haagenson
  • Campaign Donations
  • The race for one Fresno City Council seat has generated a lot of candidates, and they're trying to raise a lot of money.
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politics, gene haagenson
  • The Supreme Court struck down limits Wednesday in federal law on the overall campaign contributions the biggest individual donors may make to candidates
  • The Supreme Court struck down limits Wednesday in federal law on the overall campaign contributions the biggest individual donors may make to candidates, political parties and political action committees.
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  • In this photo made Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, state Sen. Leland Yee, D-San Francisco, left, speaks on a bill, while his seat mate Sen. Ron Calderon, D-Montebello, works at his desk at the Capitol in Sacramento
  • A lawyer for a California state senator charged with accepting bribes and gun trafficking challenged the FBI investigation.
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  • California Democratic Sens. Ron Calderon, Leland Yee and Rod Wright are seen.
  • The California Senate voted Friday to suspend three lawmakers caught up in separate criminal cases.
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  • Attorney Paul DeMeester, right, who is representing Sen. Leland Yee, D-San Francisco, speaks with reporters outside the San Francisco Federal building Wednesday, March 26, 2014, in San Francisco.
  • Gun-control groups are trying to stem the damage as one of the Legislature's most outspoken supporters faces federal gun-trafficking allegations.
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  • Breaking News from ABC30 in Fresno, California
  • California State Senator Leland Yee is dropping out of the Secretary of State race after being accused of corruption.
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  • Merced County Library Closure
  • Rows of books and access to computers may soon be harder for some Merced County residents to find.
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merced county, merced, dos palos, stevinson, politics, sara sandrik
  • Calif. State Sen. Leland Yee, D-San Francisco, speaks at a news conference in San Francisco, Monday, June 27, 2011.
  • A California state senator was arrested Wednesday during a series of raids by the FBI in Sacramento and the San Francisco Bay Area, authorities said.
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  • The White House wants the National Security Agency to get out of the business of sweeping up and storing vast amounts of data on Americans' phone calls.
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president barack obama, national security agency, politics
  • Fresno Bans Pot
  • The city of Fresno already bans outdoor marijuana growing. One opponent of extending it indoors told the City Council it would deprive medical marijuana users of their medicine.
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marijuana, medical marijuana, fresno, fresno county, politics, gene haagenson
  • Valley Water Bond
  • Action News Reporter Anthony Pura has the latest on the effort to bring more water to the Central Valley.
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water, drought, california water, fresno county, fresno, politics, anthony pura
  • Former Rep. George Radanovich, R-Mariposa, will announce on Friday that he will not run for governor this year.
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  • Fresno businessman Cary Catalano has announced his candidacy for Fresno City Council District 1.
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  • Who will be Mayor?
  • Who political experts believe could be top contenders to head the City of Fresno if Swearengin gets elected as State Controller.
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fresno, fresno county, ashley swearengin, jim patterson, jerry dyer, politics, mariana jacob
  • Neel Kashkari visits Fresno, talks high speed rail
  • One of the candidates looking to unseat Jerry Brown as California Governor made a campaign stop here in Fresno on Wednesday.
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  • Fresno mayor seeks state controller position
  • Barely a year into her second term as Fresno mayor, Ashley Swearengin is now seeking the position of State Controller.
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ashley swearengin, politics
  • Copies of President Barack Obamas proposed fiscal 2015 federal budget are set out for distribution by Senate Budget Committee Clerk Adam Kamp, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 4, 2014.
  • President Barack Obama sent Congress a $3.9 trillion budget Tuesday that would funnel money into road building, education and other economy-bolstering programs
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president barack obama, politics
  • Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation to assist drought-affected areas and provide funding to better use local water supplies.
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  • After hours of discussion and debate, the Fresno City Council voted on Thursday to open the Fulton Mall to traffic.
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  • New legislation proposed by Fresno Congressman Jim Costa is aimed at increasing water storage around the state.
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drought, jim costa, fresno, fresno county, central valley, california, politics, dale yurong
  • Fresnos Fulton Mall will open to traffic
  • History was made by the City of Fresno late Thursday night. Council members voted to open the Fulton Mall in Downtown Fresno to traffic.
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fresno downtown, fresno county, fresno, politics, rick montanez
  • Twitter picture of Governor Jerry Brown taking out papers to run for re-election.
  • California Governor Jerry Brown announced Thursday that he will run for re-election.
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  • FC Animal Shelter
  • The Fresno County Board of Supervisors is moving ahead with plans to build its own animal shelter.
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animal, fresno, fresno county, politics, gene haagenson
  • Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel
  • Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel proposed shrinking the Army, closing military bases and making other military-wide savings Monday as part of a broad reshaping of priorities after more than a decade of war.
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  • Drought creates political divide
  • The drought brought President Obama to Fresno for the first time and he called for a truce in the political water war.
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california water, water, drought, politics, gene haagenson
  • President Obama remarks on the Central Valley drought
  • The administration's new drought plan was releases early Friday morning -- ahead of the president's first trip to Fresno. The plan promises money and resources to everyone impacted by drought. Mr. Obama's plan will expedite assistance. Items that usually take 6-8 months to process will be available in 60 days -- around April 15th
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fresno, fresno county, fresno east central, president barack obama, water, california water, drought, politics, amanda venegas
  • POTUS visit preps
  • President Obama is set to make his first Valley visit on Friday. The president is due to arrive in Fresno at 2:30pm.
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california water, water, drought, president barack obama, fresno county, fresno, merced county, politics, dale yurong
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  • Obama to visit Fresno, details unknown
  • President Obama's upcoming visit to Fresno Friday will be his first to the city.
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president barack obama, fresno, central valley, politics, gene haagenson
  • Obama
  • The White House confirmed to Action News President Obama is planning to visit Fresno next Friday, Feb. 14 to learn about the historic drought first-hand.
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  • Obama signs farm bill that trims food stamps
  • President Barack Obama on Friday signed into law an agriculture spending bill that will spread benefits to farmers in every region of the country, while trimming the food stamp program that inspired a two-year battle over the legislation.
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president barack obama, politics
  • HSR Plan
  • The city council unanimously approved plans for the design of the system through Fresno.
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fresno, fresno county, high speed rail, politics, gene haagenson
  • The House of Representatives today approved a bill enacting a comprehensive solution to the drought crisis plaguing California. Led by Congressmen David G. Valadao (CA-21), Kevin McCarthy (CA-23), and Devin Nunes (CA-22), H.R. 3964, the Sacramento-San Joaquin Valley Emergency Water Delivery Act gained support from the entire California GOP delegation.
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  • Live video from ABC News
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  • Lawmakers to vote on California?s drought bill
  • In just a matter of days, the U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote on the Sacramento-San Joaquin Valley Emergency Water Delivery Act.
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water, drought, california water, central valley, agriculture, politics, anthony pura
  • Seeking to calm a furor over U.S. surveillance, President Barack Obama on Friday called for ending the government's control of phone data from hundreds of millions of Americans
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  • Bus Transit
  • A plan to run large, fast buses through Fresno has hit a roadblock. The city council rejected the $50 million Bus Rapid Transit plan.
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ashley swearengin, traffic, politics, gene haagenson