Indian Casino, Nixed by Voters, May Not Be Dead
The New Year will mark a major turning point in the long-running debate over plans for a tribal casino in Madera County, north of Fresno. Last month, voters rejected the casino project, through the statewide ballot referendum, Proposition 48. And yet, the project may not be officially dead.
Vital Signs: Health Care for Farmworkers
California's farmworkers face a litany of health hazards on the job: working bent over and carrying heavy loads of produce is hard on the back, hips, and knees; long hours in the sun can mean heat exhaustion, or worse. As part of our community health series Vital Signs, we followed Ephraim Camacho and Juanita Perez of California Rural Legal Assistance to a health fair in a small agricultural town outside of Fresno to learn more about the challenges they face to get care.