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Letter to the Editor: What happened to Fresno? The solution to poverty starts locally

By John A. Jensen, founder FixTheNation.com @fixthenation I was born in Fresno, went to California State University, Fresno and moved to New York. And 25 years later, I am writing a book about poverty in America. And stunningly, Fresno is ...

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Can the war on poverty be won?

Almost hundreds gathered in downtown Fresno for a discussion on how the city can win the war on poverty. The discussion was hosted by Zocalo Public Square and The California Wellness Foundation at Frank’s Place inside the Warnors Center for ...

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World Bank executive speaks to students

World Bank Executive Dr. Sundaran Annamalai delivered a lecture, “Investments of the World Bank in Agriculture and Rural Development in Southeast Asia,” Tuesday night in the Alice Peters Auditorium. According to Annamalai, 1.2 billion people live in extreme poverty and ...

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The latest stars in country music are performers, not artists

Last week I flipped through People magazine’s country music edition. I sat in the waiting room at the Walmart automotive center, hoping to find some interesting bit about this or that country music artist. Granted, there were plenty of stories, ...

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COPS deliver bags of hope to Fresno’s homeless

Twenty-two students from the Council of President’s Scholars (COPS) at Fresno State were offered a new perspective on Jan. 29 when they packed up more than 300 hot dog lunches to give to the homeless in downtown Fresno.

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Living a new American Dream

What do you think of when you hear the prase “American dream?” A big house in the suburbs? A white picket fence? A family with three children?

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Crim course offers service-learning opportunity in El Salvador

Contaminated drinking water, children with no shoes and small villages without electricity or running water – most students at California State University, Fresno will never know what it is like to live in such impoverished conditions.

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