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English faculty, Academic Senate show support for DACA students

Editor’s Note: A previous version of this story said the English faculty at Fresno State was the first group to release a statement in support of undocumented students and the DACA program. It has been updated to reflect previous statements ...

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Support for DACA grows

By Lisa Mascaro and Noah Bierman – Tribune Washington Bureau California State University Chancellor Timothy White released a statement recently encouraging eligible students with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, to submit a renewal application before Oct. 5. On Sept. ...

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Republican Party maintains hold on House and Senate

The Republican Party held on to their party majority in the House of Representatives and the Senate on election night. The GOP will continue their six-year streak under the direction of reelected House Speaker Paul Ryan. “The fact that we ...

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Live Election Coverage

11:30 p.m. PST:  (Race to 270 electoral votes: Clinton: 215, Trump: 267) Donald Trump has taken Wisconsin. It’s over. Donald Trump is projected to be the 45th President of the United States.  10:45 p.m. PST: (Race to 270 electoral votes: Clinton: 215, Trump: 267)  Donald Trump ...

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Bakersfield Congressman steps up to run for Speaker of the House

Three days after current House Speaker John Boehner announced his decision to leave Congress, Bakersfield Congressman Kevin McCarthy announced Monday he’s running for the position. McCarthy, the current House Majority Leader, is widely expected to win the position when Boehner ...

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Valadao wins 21st Congressional District

California’s 21st Congressional District stayed Republican, as incumbent Congressman David Valadao was re-elected for a second term. Defeating Democrat Amanda Renteria, Valadao had earned 58.9 percent of the vote as of 11:30 p.m. Tuesday. At that point, nearly 60 percent ...

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Orange County congresswoman speaks on campus

Advocating greater representation of Latinas in public office Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-Anaheim) spoke in Fresno State’s Education Building Tuesday about her 18-year-career as a congresswoman. “I’m excited this year because California has seven Latinas running for Congress,” Sanchez said. “That’s ...

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Congressional race makes its way to Fresno State

The race for California’s 21st Congressional District will come to Fresno State on Saturday morning as incumbent David Valadao and challenger Amanda Renteria have their first public debate on campus. Presented by Univision Fresno and Univision Bakersfield, the debate will ...

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Obama to detail ISIS strategy in speech

Don Lee and W.J. Hennigan contributed to this report / Los Angeles Times (MCT) President Barack Obama plans to address the nation today to outline a broader offensive against Sunni militants in the Middle East, a move welcomed by a ...

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Senator visits dairy, talks farm bill’s impact

Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) toured the Fresno State dairy Wednesday and spoke with students and media about the need for a new farm bill.

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Secretary of Agriculture visits campus to speak about farm bill

U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack discussed the significance of Congress passing a new food, farm and jobs bill and Fresno State’s role in helping rural America Tuesday morning during a public forum in the Satellite Student Union.

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National park proposed to honor Cesar Chavez

The National Park Service proposed Thursday to Congress to honor farm-labor leader Cesar Chavez with a historic park at four sites in California and another in Arizona.

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Shutdown, debt ceiling deal reached

On Wednesday Congress approved a bill to reopen the federal government and raise the debt ceiling, but the root problem remains in the opinion of some in Washington, D.C. and at Fresno State.

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Political stalemate: debt ceiling looms

Fresno State has largely avoided the effects of the government shutdown but concern about the political stalemate has reached the campus.

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Government shutdown may threaten economy

The partial shutdown of the U.S. government may not inflict immediate harm to Fresno State or the rest of the country, but there may be reasons for concern if it drags on.

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Congress considers Syria strikes

By Jesse Franz Despite support in Congress for military action against Syria, some Fresno State faculty and students remain wary of involvement.

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Student federal loan rates stabilize after brief spike

Students at Fresno State carrying the weight of heavy loans and financial aid received positive news this summer when Congress passed legislation keeping loan rates low.

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