Rural News

Clean Energy/Alternative Fuels & Vehicles


Economic Development

Rural Communities Must Empower Youth
The Daily Yonder | 6/22/17

Immigration Crackdown Expected To Increase Crops Left Unharvested In California Fields
HuffPost | 6/26/17

Study: California’s low voter turnout driven by demographics
Central Valley Business Times | 6/26/17

Labor shortage in ag fueling technology
The Californian | 6/29/17

City releases utility app and website
The Madera Tribune | 6/29/17

New beef exports to China could be boon for Valley ranchers
ABC30 | 7/3/17

Rep. Jeff Denham gets a seventh Democratic challenger in bid for Central Valley’s 10th District
Los Angeles Times | 7/5/17

Senator Harris Makes First Central Valley Stop Since Taking Office
Valley Public Radio | 7/5/17

It’s the cream of the local crop at Fresno Food Expo
The Bakersfield Californian | 7/7/17

Health Care Debate Should Also Focus On The Thousands of Jobs In Indian Country
The Daily Yonder | 7/11/17

Madera County Supervisors approve updated ‘brand’
Sierr Star | 7/11/17

Record Almond Crop Forecasted for Californian
Capital Public Radio | 7/11/17

Valley Economic Index Expands For June, Inflation Gauge Ticks Up
Fresno State News | 7/11/17

Lemoore light industrial park finds niche
The Sentinel | 7/13/17

Nine new food and drink products you don’t want to miss at the Fresno Food Expo
The Fresno Bee | 7/13/17

Education/Workforce Development

California Department of Education skewers Tehachapi Unified School District’s special education department in review
The Bakersfield Californian | 6/26/17

Fresno State Student Recognized as 2017 Veteran of the Year
Fresno State News | 6/26/17

How half of California’s future workforce can earn college degrees at higher rates
EdSource | 6/27/17

Fresno State’s president inspires Central Valley youth
The Porterville Recorder | 6/27/17

Angry board members, parents attach special education information presented at Tehachapi Unified School District meeting
The Bakersfield Californian | 6/28/17

National arts scores are in, and the western U.S. lags behind
EdSource | 6/28/17

Transitional kindergarten boosts school readiness in math, reading
EdSource | 6/28/17

Just a high school diploma? Not when you overcome what many of these graduates faced
The Fresno Bee | 6/28/17

Black students shushed at school library while whites were ignored, lawsuit says
The Modesto Bee | 6/29/17

Learning the Japanese art of Origami
Sierra Star | 6/29/17

Dozens of Fresno County Migrant Students Enjoying A Two Week Space Camp at Fresno State
ABC30 | 6/29/17

How State Apprenticeships Could Ease Staffing Woes
The Pew Charitable Trusts | 6/30/17

Research shows transitional kindergarten benefit for English learners
EdSource | 7/2/17

K-12: ‘Tidal wave of expenses’ in looming California school budget crisis
The Mercury News | 7/2/17

California Gov. Jerry Brown Orders Creation of Online Community College
Government Technology | 7/3/17

Education Matters: California Tiny House partners with Fresno County schools
YourCentralValley | 7/3/17

How budget cuts to Medicaid affect schools
Marketplace | 7/3/17

Gornick named chancellor emeritus by WHCCD board of trustees
The Sentinel | 7/4/17

Ahead of retirement wave, some states fill jobs with apprenticeships
PBS NewsHour | 7/5/17

California moves to expand k-12 computer science instruction
EdSource | 7/5/17

Regional Action to Boost College Success
Public Policy Institute of California | 7/5/17

Education: Creating pathways for Hispanic professors
Bizwomen | 7/6/17

Madera Community College Center wins $200K grant
The Madera Tribine | 7/7/17

New E-Rate Policy Helps School Bridge The ‘Homework Gap’
The Daily Yonder | 7/717

New schools app brings statistics to parents’ fingertips
Visalia Times-Delta | 7/10/17

As California bilingual education grows, teacher training is key
89.3 KPCC | 7/11/17

Never mind the Ivy League. Stan State tops another key list for Money magazine
The Modesto Bee | 7/11/17

New funds available to train bilingual teachers in California
EdSource | 7/11/17

California must take steps to grow the bilingual teacher workforce
EdSource | 7/12/17

Entrepreneurship/Small Business Development


Supervisors approve budget over District Attorney Lisa Green’s objections
The Bakersfield Californian | 6/20/17

‘I simply don’t want to be part of it’ – treasurer-tax collector abruptly retires
The Modesto Bee | 6/26/17

This Democrat’s wireless industry bill rips off Californians
The Fresno Bee | 6/27/17

Kern supervisors – bombarded by emails and calls – drop monument proposal
The Bakersfield Californian | 6/27/17

Emadco reviews plans, decides to decrease residential service rates
Sierra Star | 6/27/17

Madera County Supervisors approve $294 million budget in record-breaking time
Sierra Star | 6/27/17

More Americans Spending All Their Income on Living Expenses
KMJNOW | 6/27/17

California’s triple-digit heat slows milk production, threatens crops and livestock
CNBC | 6/27/17

Beekeepers Feel The Sting Of California’s Great Hive Heist
NPR | 6/27/17

Trump gains local support in possible shrinking of California’s Sequoia monument
San Francisco Chronicle | 6/28/17

How should Stanislaus County spend $2.5 million it just got to fight homelessness?
The Modesto Bee | 6/28/17

Supervisors approve sending support letter about monument management
Visalia Times-Delta | 6/28/17

CA Tobacco Tax Set to Increase
KMJNOW | 6/29/17

Large study links key pesticide to weakened honeybee hives
The Sacramento Bee | 6/29/17

June heat wave contributes to spike in cow deaths – and now carcasses are piling up
The Fresno Bee | 6/30/17

Mariposa supervisors approve expansion to Tenaya Lodge
Sierra Star | 6/30/17

Assemblymember Frank Bigelow’s Tree Mortality Funding Bill Heads to Assembly Floor Reports Rural County Representatives of California
Sierra Sun Times | 6/30/17

Farmers Lose Thousands of Dollars of Crop During Kings River Flooding
ABC30 | 6/30/17

Labor shortages leave some California growers searching for workers
The Fresno Bee | 7/2/17

Governor Brown Authorizes State Funds to Help Stop Deadly Citrus Disease
Valley Voice | 7/2/17

Assemblyman Salas secures millions for canal project
BakersfieldNow | 7/3/17

Arambula Praises State Funding for Huron-Area Bridge
The Business Journal | 7/3/17

Farmersville approves budget, employees forego raises
Visalia Times-Delta | 7/3/17

Come March, 250,000 PG&E customers could pay new rates for power
San Francisco Chronicle | 7/3/17

Sikh Community Saves Town’s Independence Day Fireworks Display
NBC News | 7/4/17

Parlier Restaurant Agrees to Pay Overtime Back Wages
The Business Journal | 7/5/17

Bigelow column: Rural counties get short end of California budget
Tahoe Daily Tribune | 7/6/17

Corcoran joins competition to lure pot industry
The Sentinel | 7/6/17

Is it time to put special tax on Fresno fireworks sales?
The Fresno Bee | 7/6/17

California’s almond crop zooms past 2 billion pounds this year
The Fresno Bee | 7/6/17

Thousands of cows die in California heat; disposing them becomes a problem
Los Angeles Times | 7/8/17

Merced deputies’ pay third worst in Valley, but CEO, supervisors pay is near the top
Merced Sun-Star | 7/10/17

Property value increase is double expectations, welcome news for county finances
The Bakersfield Californian | 7/11/17

LOIS HENRY: Bakersfield and Kern County fire departments overwhelmed by illegal fireworks, need state intervention
The Bakersfield Californian | 7/11/17

Millions spend on river greenbelt, but better hope nature doesn’t call while you’re there
The Fresno Bee | 7/11/17

Regulators Green Light Central Valley Community Bank Acquisition
The Business Journal | 7/12/17

Ruiz Foods Investing $79M in S. Carolina Production Plan
The Business Journal | 7/12/17

Corcoran levee funding picture emerges
The Sentinel | 7/13/17

County pension adjustment will cost local agencies $20 million
The Bakersfield Californian | 7/13/17

Social Security trust fund will be depleted in 17 years, according to trustees report
PBS NewsHour | 7/13/17

In Many States, a Long-Awaited Raise for Low-Paid Workers
The Pew Charitable Trusts | 7/14/17

Health & Human Services

Senate Health Bill Called ‘Anti-Rural’
The Daily Yonder | 6/22/17

This champion for migrants opened health clinics, started Chicano studies at Fresno State
The Fresno Bee | 6/23/17

West Nile Virus Found In Fresno County Mosquitos
KMJNOW | 6/26/17

A Pair of Decades-Old Policies May Change The Way Rural America Gets Local News
The Daily Yonder | 6/27/17

Valley Children’s Hospital makes top 50 national rankings in three specialties
The Fresno Bee | 6/27/17

Valley Children’s CEO doesn’t mince words. GOP health bill is a disaster for all kids
The Fresno Bee | 6/28/17

CMAC Empowers Valley Voices through the Power of Media
Central Valley Community Foundation | 6/8/17

Health insurance expansion linked to fewer sudden cardiac arrests
Scienmag | 6/28/17

Air Pollution Is Still Killing People In the United States
TIME | 6/29/17

Clinica Sierra Vista named nonprofit of the year for 32nd Assembly District
The Bakersfield Californian | 6/29/17

Telemedicine Creates Savings For Patients Who Don’t Have To Transfer To Bigger ER
The Daily Yonder | 6/30/17

Changes at San Joaquin County children’s shelter improve outcomes
San Francisco Chronicle | 7/1/17

North Valley Community Worried About Impact From Bills Aimed To Toughen Up Immigration Enforcement
ABC30 | 7/3/17

Report: GOP health care bill threatens the most vulnerable residents in Stanislaus County
The Modesto Bee | 7/4/17

USC partners with Kern Medical Center to open Central Valley’s first dedicated epilepsy neurology center
The Bakersfield Californian | 7/4/17

‘No Stars’ Doesn’t Mean ‘Low Stars’: Rural Hospitals More Likely To Be Unrated
The Daily Yonder | 7/4/17

Expand CA Ag Production, Contribute to Better Nutrition
Fox & Hounds | 7/5/17

Survey: Consumers Seek Healthier Options in Supermarkets
KMJNOW | 7/5/17

Why have U.S. teen smoking rates fallen by more than two-thirds since 1999?
The Sacramento Bee | 7/6/17

States join fight over EPA chief’s decision not to ban pesticide that can harm children’s brains
Los Angeles Times | 7/6/17

A Hidden Population: Youth Homelessness Is on the Rise
The Pew Charitable Trusts | 7/7/17

California Adds Monsanto Weed Killer To List of Cancer-Causing Chemicals
KPBS | 7/7/17

Contaminated water challenges schools in California’s San Joaquin Valley
United Press International | 7/7/17

This shipping-container farm could someday solve the food desert problem
The Washington Post | 7/7/17

Study: Obamacare market ‘stabilizing,’ not collapsing
The Hill | 7/10/17

Obamacare marketplaces just had their most profitable first quarter ever
The Washington Post | 7/10/17

Here’s what the Merced courts are doing for military vets with PTSD who get arrested
The Modesto Bee | 7/11/17

With diabetes rising at alarming rate, California puts money behind prevention campaign
Los Angeles Times | 7/11/17

After Trump administration rejects ban on insecticide, advocates turn to California
The Sacramento Bee | 7/12/17

A third of all Californians depend on Medi-Cal. Here’s who they are and where they live
The Sacramento Bee | 7/14/17


Public Safety

Why Do Valley Hospital Earthquake Bonds Keep Failing With Voters?
Valley Public Radio | 6/27/17

Despite initial threats, Camp Fire above Bass Lake quickly brought under control
Sierra Star | 6/27/17

Madera County closes fire station over failing infrastructure
Sierra Star | 6/28/17

Late night update: Ben Fire in Mariposa County burns 400 acres, is 10% contained
Sierra Star | 6/29/17

Research: When a Retail Store Closes, Crime Increase Around It
Harvard Business Review | 6/29/17

Ben Fire grows to 630 acres in Mariposa County, but containment is improving
Sierra Star | 6/29/17

Did a mistake by the Army Corps of Engineers lead to the Kings River flooding?
The Fresno Bee | 6/30/17

State Warns Of Toxic Algal Bloom At San Luis Reservoir
Capitol Public Radio | 6/30/17

Hate Crime Reports In California Increased By 11 Percent In 2016
Capitol Public Radio | 7/3/17

How clean is your local beach? Here’s the list
The Mercury News | 7/3/17

After the drought, the ‘Killer Kern’ river is a different beast
Los Angeles Times | 7/5/17

Sheriff’s Office introduces newest K9 recruit
The Recorder | 7/5/17

New Madera County Grand Jury sworn in by Judge Dale J. Blea
Sierra Star | 7/6/17

California Ruling Makes It Harder for Three-Strikes Prisoners to Get Reduced Sentences
Governing | 7/6/17

Human predators, an uncommon danger on Pacific Trail, prompt Kern closure; trail later reopened
The Bakersfield Californian | 7/10/17

Wall fire devastation: 41 homes destroyed, 5,800 acres burned
The Sacramento Bee | 7/11/17

Kern County supervisors talk charging for river rescues
KGET | 7/14/17


Water Infrastructure/Drought

The Kings River flooded from snowmelt that couldn’t be measured or predicted
Los Angeles Times | 6/26/17

California’s Near-Record Snowpack Is Melting Into Raging Rivers
NPR | 7/3/17

Kettleman hopes bottled water continues
The Sentinel | 7/5/17

The California Drought Isn’t Over, It Just Went Underground
NewsDeeply | 7/5/17

Do tribes have special groundwater rights? Water agencies appeal to Supreme Court in landmark case
The Desert Sun | 7/6/17

Sen. Kamala Harris Talks Water with California Farmers
KQED News | 7/6/17

Millerton Lake is filled to the brim. It will stay that way for at least a week.
The Fresno Bee | 7/11/17

Private Domestic Well Owners Left Behind In California’s Water Quality Push
Valley Public Radio | 7/11/17

Second phase of East Porterville project to begin soon
The Porterville Recorder | 7/12/17

Contaminated water not an issue for students
The Sentinel | 7/13/17