courts http://kvpr.org en California Courts Welcome $60 Million Funding Boost http://kvpr.org/post/california-courts-welcome-60-million-funding-boost <p>California’s trial courts are set to receive an extra $60 million in the new state budget that takes effect next month. The money is designated to help improve access to courts that have slashed hours and resources or shut down completely. Katie Orr reports from Sacramento.</p> Tue, 25 Jun 2013 01:53:55 +0000 Katie Orr 17295 at http://kvpr.org California Courts Welcome $60 Million Funding Boost In Sacramento, Justice Kennedy Criticizes California Prison Spending http://kvpr.org/post/sacramento-justice-kennedy-criticizes-california-prison-spending <p></p><p>He’s not only from California.&nbsp; Justice Anthony Kennedy’s U.S. Supreme Court rulings – past and future – are felt in California.&nbsp; He wrote the ruling in a case involving the state’s overcrowded prisons, and many observers feel the fate of Proposition 8 is in his hands.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 08 Mar 2013 18:09:56 +0000 Ben Adler 11879 at http://kvpr.org In Sacramento, Justice Kennedy Criticizes California Prison Spending Bill Calls For New Courts Dedicated to CEQA Cases http://kvpr.org/post/bill-calls-new-courts-dedicated-ceqa-cases <p></p><div><p>Lawsuits under the California Environmental Quality Act, or&nbsp;CEQA&nbsp;are often criticized for delaying projects. But as Amy Quinton reports from Sacramento, one lawmaker has introduced a bill that he says might speed up the judicial process.</p> Fri, 22 Feb 2013 22:32:15 +0000 Amy Quinton 11204 at http://kvpr.org Bill Calls For New Courts Dedicated to CEQA Cases Court closures expected to hurt rural communities http://kvpr.org/post/court-closures-expected-hurt-rural-communities <p>California&rsquo;s budget problems have put a strain on all state departments - including local county courts. Valley Public Radio&#39;s Gabriela Ornelas tells us how Fresno County residents may find getting to a courtroom much more difficult in the coming weeks.<br /> Sat, 14 Jul 2012 02:05:06 +0000 Gabriela Ornelas 248 at http://kvpr.org Court closures expected to hurt rural communities Residents Work to Solve Hunger; Court Closures; Woodward Shakespeare http://kvpr.org/post/residents-work-solve-hunger-court-closures-woodward-shakespeare <p>This week on Valley Edition, we look at how Valley residents are working to develop new, grassroots solutions to the problem of hunger in our community. We also look at how planned court closures will affect the residents of rural Fresno County communities, and learn about this year&#39;s Woodward Shakespeare Festival.</p><p><b>Valley Edition for June 26, 2012</b></p> Tue, 26 Jun 2012 22:50:49 +0000 Juanita Stevenson 695 at http://kvpr.org On Valley Edition: Federal Court Backlog; Air Pollution; California ShakeOut http://kvpr.org/post/valley-edition-federal-court-backlog-air-pollution-california-shakeout <p>This week on Valley Edition we talk about how political gridlock in Washington D.C. has created an unprecedented backlog at the Federal Courthouse in Fresno. Recently retired justice Oliver Wanger joins us for this special report. We also look at a new study that links spikes in air pollution with stays at local hospitals.</p> Wed, 19 Oct 2011 01:26:44 +0000 Juanita Stevenson 1174 at http://kvpr.org On Valley Edition: Federal Court Backlog; Air Pollution; California ShakeOut Political gridlock creates backlog at federal courthouse http://kvpr.org/post/political-gridlock-creates-backlog-federal-courthouse <p>Even before the recent retirement of Justice Oliver Wanger, the Fresno division of the US District Court&rsquo;s Eastern District of California faced big case backlogs. The district is home to over 6.7 million residents, and 19 of California&rsquo;s 33 state and federal prisons, but the Fresno division is home to just two judges, and the nation&rsquo;s heaviest caseloads.</p> Tue, 18 Oct 2011 16:32:32 +0000 Juanita Stevenson 576 at http://kvpr.org Political gridlock creates backlog at federal courthouse On Quality of Life: Mass Transit; Judge James Ardaiz http://kvpr.org/post/quality-life-mass-transit-judge-james-ardaiz <p><strong>Segment 1:</strong> There&#39;s no doubt that Californians love their cars, and the Central Valley is no exception. But with rising fuel prices, the struggling economy, and a desire to be more environmentally friendly, many Valley residents and leaders are looking at mass transit as an option. Last week, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced that President Obama&rsquo;s proposed budget sets aside $18 million to help fund a new &quot;bus rapid transit&quot; system for Fresno. Wed, 23 Feb 2011 02:05:07 +0000 Joe Moore 1233 at http://kvpr.org