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In the Sierra foothills above Fresno, the community of Prather is hosting a forum for county council candidates. It’s in the cafeteria of the local elementary school, where a banner on the wall reads a bit like a political slogan — Every Day, In Every Way, We Get Better.

As people wander in, Jim Cox talks to one of the candidates about what it’s like to be disabled in a rural mountainous region.

California Counts: What it takes to bring people to the polls

May 18, 2016

It's no secret that California has low voter turnout. In the last election, less than a third of eligible voters cast a ballot.

What will it take to bring people to the polls? We traveled to San Francisco to chat with community members and political analysts about what's holding Californians back in weeks leading up to the state primary June 7. 

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City of Clovis Ex-Mayor Nathan Magsig has put his name in the hat to become a member of the Fresno County Board of Supervisors. On this week's Valley Edition Magsig joins Valley Edition Host Joe Moore for a discussion on why thinks he should be the newest Fresno County Supervisor. 

To listen to the interview click play above. 

A group of valley law enforcement leaders is coming out against a gun control measure that is expected to be on this fall’s ballot.

The measure, pushed by Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom, would, among other things, limit gun magazine sizes and require a permit to purchase ammunition.

Fresno County Sheriff Margaret Mims says the measure would do nothing to prevent crime or mass shootings like the attack in San Bernardino.

Pat Buchanan, former speechwriter for President Richard Nixon, addresses the Richard Nixon Centennial Birthday Celebration in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013.
AP Photo / Cliff Owen

Pat Buchanan, former speechwriter for President Richard Nixon, addresses the Richard Nixon Centennial Birthday Celebration in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013.

AP Photo / Cliff Owen

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Trump Campaign Resonates in Rural Sierra County

May 13, 2016

Voter turnout has been falling in California for years, but that’s not the case in the conservative northeastern part of the state. In rural Sierra County more than 85 percent of eligible voters are registered. And they cast their ballots, too — usually for Republicans.

Six community clinics in the region will be offering care to more people after receiving a new round of federal grants totaling more than $5.6 million.

The six clinics are located in San Diego, Riverside and Imperial counties. Collectively, the clinics treated more than 349,000 people in 2014.

They're members of the nonprofit Health Center Partners, a consortium of 17 community clinics in Southern California.

California Teachers Association President Eric Heins launches the campaign for a voter initiative that would extend the income tax increases on the rich at a news conference on Wednesday May 11, 2016, at California Middle School in Sacramento.
Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio

California Teachers Association President Eric Heins launches the campaign for a voter initiative that would extend the income tax increases on the rich at a news conference on Wednesday May 11, 2016, at California Middle School in Sacramento.

Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio

Californians will likely decide this fall whether to extend the Proposition 30 income tax increases on the rich that voters approved in 2012.

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U.S. Rep. Loretta Sanchez, D-Calif., was asked to explain her 2005 vote to offer gun manufacturers liability protections during a debate in the U.S.Senate race.

PolitiFact California looks at claims made by elected officials, candidates and groups and rates them as: True, Mostly True, Half True, Mostly False, False and Pants On Fire. Learn more about PolitiFact California.

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