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Indie Punk Bands Play Up Local Music Scene

East Coast indie punk bands Lemuria and Into It. Over It. played Wednesday night at local venue Strummer’s, located in the center of Fresno’s Tower District, as part of their nationwide tour, which ends in mid-December in Nebraska. Local twee ...

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Obama encourages FCC to support net neutrality

Earlier this week, President Barack Obama publicly announced his support of net neutrality, the idea that the Internet should be regulated equally, devoid of discrimination of user, website or country of origin.

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Campus network upgrade boosts Internet speed and reliability

If your Netflix streams and Instagram uploads seem a little bit faster on campus, there’s a reason for that. Since August, Fresno State has been undergoing an Internet network upgrade as part of a California State University systemwide program through ...

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Sustainability summits aims to make campus greener

The Fresno State Sustainability Project will hold its inaugural Sustainability Summit today on campus in the Viticulture and Enology conference room. The event, the first step taken in forming an on-campus sustainability institute, is spearheaded by the Fresno State Sustainability ...

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3 out of 6 propositions pass

California residents voted on several propositions Tuesday night that will affect various aspects of local communities and statewide policies. One of the more contentious and closer races, Proposition 47, which would reduce certain drug and nonviolent felony charges to misdemeanors, ...

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Prop 1 to determine state water funding

California will vote on a proposition Tuesday that will determine how the state receives and spends money on water initiatives in the coming years. Proposition 1, or the Water Bond bill, would allocate over $7 billion in general bonds to ...

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Prop 47: the debate over sentencing reform

Central Valley community members met Tuesday at the The kNow Youth Media building in southwest Fresno to discuss Proposition 47, or the Reduced Penalties for Some Crimes Initiative, that California voters will vote on next week. The meeting featured advocacy ...

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Earl Smittcamp: philanthropist, entrepreneur, Bulldog

Earl Smittcamp, an alumnus who established the foundation of the Smittcamp Family Honors College at Fresno State, passed away early Monday morning at the age of 96. Smittcamp and his late wife, Muriel, who passed away in 2009, were both ...

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Fresno State responds to TB case on campus

As the U.S. federal government takes steps to inhibit the further spread of Ebola, two California state universities, including Fresno State, are dealing with cases of airborne disease on their campuses.

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Comic book fans unite in Fresno

Comic book fans, board game enthusiasts and live-action role players congregated this weekend at the Valdez Hall in Downtown Fresno for the inaugural Zappcon. Featuring local vendors, discussion panels, board game tournaments and celebrity guest speakers, Zappcon is a celebration ...

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‘Junk Days’ brings antique admirers to Old Town Clovis

Antiques and collectibles were spread across Pollasky Avenue Sunday for the twice-a-year event “Glorious Junk Days” in Old Town Clovis. Glorious Junk Days brings over 150 vendors displaying vintage clothing, collectible cards, comics and antique furniture. Many of the antique ...

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Red Bull settles $13 million class action lawsuit

If you’ve ever consumed a Red Bull energy drink and it failed to give you “wings,” you might be able to get some cash back. A group of consumers of the product won a class-action lawsuit against the company, arguing ...

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Chukchansi course at Fresno State an effort toward preserving language

When you have less than a dozen people speaking your language, who will tell your story when you’re gone? The American Indian Language Course hopes to preserve a local language with their six-week course that started Tuesday night. It aims ...

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The tail of the Wiggle Waggle Walk and Furry 5k

Puppies and dogs of all shapes and sizes came out to Fresno State early Saturday morning for the 15th annual Wiggle Waggle Walk and Furry 5k. The event, held by the Valley Animal Center, is a fundraiser and community event ...

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Unmanned aircrafts: a future for the agriculture industry

Leaders in the field of agricultural held an event in the Henry Madden Library on Friday night discussing the roles of hexacopters and drones in the agriculture industry and the public perception about unmanned aircrafts. Dr. Gregory Kriehn, a professor ...

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Union calls for increase in TA compensation

Fresno State graduate students belonging to an academic student employment union hope efforts to increase membership numbers will pave the way to full or partial tuition fee waivers for graduate assistants.

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Fresno State pays private firm $70,000 to search for new athletic director

Fresno State has hired DHR International, a Chicago-based executive search firm, at the cost of $70,000 to help hire a new athletic director to replace Thomas Boeh. The campus will use $70,000 of non-state funds to hire the DHR consultant, ...

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Rock bands play Fresno as part of joint US tour

Prolific punk rocker Mike Watt played to an intimate crowd Monday night with his new group Il Songo del Marinaio, at Strummer’s in the Tower District. Opening the night was the Japanese math rock outfit LITE. LITE, which is considered ...

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