Kings County Leaders Endorse Andy Vidak For Senate

Hanford, CA – Farmer and State Senator Andy Vidak (R-Hanford) announced today that numerous Kings County elected officials have endorsed his 14th Senate District campaign. The endorsements include Kings County Supervisors Doug Verboon, Joe Neves, Tony Barba and Richard Fagundes in addition to Kings County Sheriff David Robinson and Kings County Superintendent of Schools Tim …

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NEW: CA Senate OKs GOP drought declaration

“Fire, water and government know nothing of mercy,” runs an Albanian proverb. So far in 2014, California has been wracked by merciless firestorms and severe drought even before the driest days of summer. And members of both political parties have not had merciful words for each other so far, blaming one another for the combined …

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Water Resistance

California | The government has diverted precious water from Central California farms, and farmers are fighting back. When Adam Icardo, a third-generation Central California farmer, steps outside his farm’s office in Mettler, Calif., he’s hit with an ugly sight: a swatch of baked dirt and weeds where neat rows of leafy canary tomato plants should …

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14th Senate race: Water, fracking, high-speed rail key issues

Democrats were stunned and demoralized when Republican Andy Vidak seized a west-side, Latino, left-leaning state senate seat from them in a bruising special election last summer. Now they’re desperate to get it back. Their candidate for what’s now called the 14th Senate District post is Luis Chavez, a Fresno Unified School District trustee and the …

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