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  • Guns are flying off the shelves, and some say the recent election pulled the trigger on local sales. One local store doubled its sales in one day.
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fresno, fresno county, 2012 election, local, stephanie stone
  • Tuesday's election results mean big change for a South Valley city that's seen its share of turmoil over the last few years.
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lindsay, tulare county, 2012 election, politics, jessica peres
  • Public schools and universities across California and in the Central Valley are celebrating the passage of Proposition 30.
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2012 election, education, linda mumma
  • Results from races around the Central Valley continued to come in Tuesday night.
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2012 election, politics
  • Polls to opened at 7 a.m.
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2012 election, election day, politics
  • Both Republicans and Democrats are now pushing hard to get a high voter turnout.
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2012 election, politics, rick montanez
  • A group of faith and community members are filing a formal complaint against a Milwaukee business -- saying its founder is persuading his employees to vote a certain way.
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2012 election, politics
  • Proposition 30 has become a hot button and highly contested issue this election.
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2012 election, politics, stephanie stone
  • Some Democrats in the South Valley say a recent burglary will not derail their plans of watching the third presidential debate on Monday.
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visalia, tulare county, democratic, debate, 2012 election, local, jessica peres
  • Police are investigating a burglary at the Tulare County Democratic Headquarters in Visalia.
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visalia, tulare county, 2012 election, crimetracker, burglary, local
  • Monday's presidential debate will focus exclusively on foreign policy issues including the deadly attacks in Libya and the war in Afghanistan.
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mitt romney, president barack obama, 2012 election, politics, rick montanez
  • Laughing Biden vs. Thirsty Ryan -- Who Won the VP Debate?
  • An occasional look at political claims that take shortcuts with the facts or don't tell the full story.
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2012 election, vice president joe biden, paul ryan, debate, politics
  • The November election is less than a month away and workers at the Fresno County Elections Office are busy getting ready to count every vote.
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fresno county, election day, 2012 election, local, margot kim
  • New law allows voters to register on election day
  • A bill allowing Californians to register to vote up to and including election day has some people concerned about voter fraud.
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2012 election, election day, voter information, jerry brown, state, nannette miranda
  • Breaking News from ABC30 in Fresno, California
  • Mitt Romney and his wife, Ann, paid $1.94 million in federal income taxes on 2011 income of $13.7 million, most of it from investments, for an effective tax rate of 14.1 percent, his campaign said Friday.
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2012 election, mitt romney, politics
  • A November ballot proposition could change a law that's been in the books in California for eighteen years.
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2012 election, local, carlos saucedo
  • Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan visited the Valley on Saturday, making a strong impression on supporters.
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fresno, fresno county, fresno downtown, 2012 election, paul ryan, politics
  • First Lady Michelle Obama addresses the crowd at the Democratic National Convention
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2012 election, michelle obama, politics
  • Three states on the gulf coast are under tropical storm warnings right now. Tropical Storm Isaac is on course to reach hurricane strength on Wednesday -- the 7-year anniversary of Katrina, one of the worst natural disasters in U.S. history.
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hurricane, mississippi, louisiana, alabama, florida, 2012 election, national/world
  • Missouri Rep. Todd Akin apologized for his remark that women's bodies are able to prevent pregnancies in "a legitimate rape" situation.
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missouri, u.s. election, 2012 election, politics
  • Merced Congressman Dennis Cardoza resigns
  • Cardoza, who represents Merced in Congress, has tendered his immediate resignation from the House of Representatives. His resignation takes effect at midnight on Wednesday.
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merced, merced county, dennis cardoza, 2012 election, politics
  • A closely-watched effort to impose a new tax on tobacco to pay for cancer research in the nation's most populous state has failed by less than a percentage point after remaining too close to call for more than two weeks.
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2012 election, state
  • California Primary Election Results, Fresno, Hanford, Tulare, Visalia, Merced, Madera, Porterville
  • Voters in two major California cities overwhelmingly approved cuts to retirement benefits for city workers in what supporters said was a mandate that may lead to similar ballot initiatives in other states and cities buried under mounting pension obligations.
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san diego, bay area, 2012 election, state
  • Our crews were spread across the Valley to give you the most complete look at the primary election in Central California.
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2012 election, voter information, politics
  • Voters will decide two ballot measures in California's Primary Election.
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2012 election, politics
  • Election day is still three days away, but many voters took advantage of the opportunity to cast their ballot on Saturday.
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2012 election, fresno, fresno county, politics
  • A ribbon cutting took place Wednesday night in Clovis at the new campaign office. The Republican congressman from Texas has visited several college campuses in California.
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2012 election, ron paul, clovis, fresno county, politics
  • Gingrich to abandon presidential run on Wednesday
  • Newt Gingrich can now call himself a former presidential candidate.
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newt gingrich, 2012 election, politics
  • Much has been made about Mitt Romney, in 1983, putting his family dog Seamus in a kennel on top of his roof and driving from Boston to Canada, with said canine Seamus making his displeasure known in a rather scatological way.
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president barack obama, 2012 election, politics
  • Rick Santorum is the projected winner of the Louisiana Republican presidential primary, defeating GOP front-runner Mitt Romney in yet another conservative Southern state.
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rick santorum, 2012 election, louisiana, politics
  • A former presidential hopeful delivered a lecture at the U.C. Merced Campus Monday night. Ralph Nader is just one of several high profile political figures who has spoken at the school.
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merced, merced county, u.c. merced, 2012 election, education, shannon handy
  • Millions of voters across the country are casting their ballots Tuesday for a Republican nominee.
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ohio, 2012 election, rick santorum, ron paul, newt gingrich, mitt romney, politics
  • Representative Jim Costa will formally announce his candidacy for re-election to congress on Thursday. The Fresno Democrat is running for the new 16th Congressional District seat.
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2012 election, madera, madera county, debate, jim costa, Johnny Tacherra, Brian Whelan, Frank Bigelow, Ricco Oller, politics
  • Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks at a campaign rally at Tri-City Christian Academy in Chandler, Arizona
  • Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney on Wednesday called for 20 percent across-the-board cuts in personal income tax rates as part of a program to help the economy grow.
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mitt romney, 2012 election, politics
  • Proponents of a millionaire's tax said Monday they would immediately begin collecting signatures for a November ballot initiative to raise income taxes on California's wealthiest residents, even as Gov. Jerry Brown and another group push their own tax-hike campaigns.
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2012 election, california budget, politics
  • Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney
  • Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has won the Florida Republican primary, easily defeating main rival Newt Gingrich.
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2012 election, mitt romney, newt gingrich, ron paul, rick santorum, politics
  • Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney
  • Mitt Romney jumped ahead in early returns Tuesday night as he reached for a resounding victory in the Florida primary, biggest test so far in a Republican presidential race with Newt Gingrich that grows steadily more negative with no quick end in sight.
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2012 election, mitt romney, newt gingrich, ron paul, rick santorum, politics
  • Newt Gingrich stormed to an upset win in the South Carolina primary Saturday night, dealing a sharp setback to Mitt Romney and scrambling the race for the Republican presidential nomination.
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newt gingrich, mitt romney, ron paul, rick santorum, 2012 election, politics
  • With a local election just months away, Fresno County Supervisors are dealing with the sudden retirement of the County Clerk.
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2012 election, fresno county, election day, politics, gene haagenson
  •  former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum
  • A lot of things stand out about Rick Santorum's dogged bid for the Republican presidential nomination, many that buck conventional political wisdom and are the hallmarks of a campaign on a shoestring budget.
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2012 election, rick santorum, politics
  • A new ABC News/Washington post poll shows his approval rate is slipping. More Americans have a negative view of the president, than positive for the first time ever.
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president barack obama, 2012 election, politics
  • Herman Cain's wife, Gloria, is breaking her silence about sexual harassment accusations her husband is facing.
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2012 election, herman cain, politics
  • Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain struggled to overcome the storm of controversy from sexual harassment accusations on Thursday as the threat of a damaging written statement by one of his accusers and shifting explanations by a top aide left his efforts and even his candidacy in doubt.
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herman cain, 2012 election, politics
  • Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry proposed a sweeping economic plan Tuesday that includes a flat tax proposal, private retirement accounts for Social Security, a lower corporate tax rate and reforms aimed at keeping Medicare solvent.
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rick perry, 2012 election, politics
  • New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie -- who spurned repeated calls to run for president himself -- endorsed Mitt Romney for the GOP presidential nomination Tuesday, sending a signal to the skeptical GOP establishment to fall in line behind the former Massachusetts governor.
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mitt romney, 2012 election, politics
  • The GOP presidential hopeful won this year's California straw poll.
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ron paul, 2012 election, politics