By Jamie Applegate
Excerpts of news published in The Madera Tribune newspaper.
Relay for Life, an annual community fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, will kick off with a rally tonight at Central Valley Community Bank, 1919 Howard Road, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Covered California expands hiring
By Scott Smith
SACRAMENTO (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration is asking the 3rd District Court of Appeal to intervene in rulings that have slowed progress on building the nation’s first high-speed rail system.
SACRAMENTO (AP) — Federal judges on Monday gave California two more years to meet a court-ordered prison population cap, the latest step in a long-running lawsuit aimed at improving inmate medical care.
FRESNO (AP) — President Obama is set to make his first visit to the city of Fresno on Friday to discuss the California’s ongoing drought and the federal government’s efforts to tackle it.
FRESNO (AP) — A former California prison guard who alleges he was harassed for wearing a beard and dreadlocks in accordance with his Rastafari religion is suing the state corrections department.