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Big Valley News Endorses Foley and Poythress Print E-mail
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Written by Jack W Porter, Jr.   
Monday, 06 June 2016 10:57

EDITORIAL - Today is election day and there are two important local races that will effect the future of the city of Madera and Madera County. Big Valley News is recommending a vote for  Cece Foley Gallegos for Madera City Council District 1 and Robert Poythress for Madera County Board of Supervisors District 3.

Madera City Council District 1

The problem with knowing someone your whole life in a small town is sometimes little things grown into a life time of resentment.  I know there are people that dislike every single thing I do including this endorsement, but I also know there are people (not just my wife and kids) that love me and know I have always had the best of intentions in everything I do.

Cunnings Brother-in-Law & Walk-on Coach Threatens BVN Publisher Print E-mail
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Written by B|V|N Newsroom   
Friday, 23 October 2015 12:38

EDITORIAL - In eighteen years of publishing Big Valley News and Madera Online I have received my share of threats. From a junior high school band director's son to even a Madera Police Officer's wife. Usually all I need to do is a little research with the Internet Provider Address (IP) that is attached to every email to determine where the threats are coming from.

Some times I'll ask law enforcement to step in and subpoena the information from the Internet providers when the threat is directed towards my family. Well this morning when I logged on to Facebook there was a very disturbing message and it didn't take any research to figure out where it came from. The man's name and photo were right there on my screen.

EDITORIAL: Remember Alison Parker & Adam Ward, Not the Killer Print E-mail
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Written by Glenn Mollette   
Tuesday, 01 September 2015 07:56

EDITORIAL - WDBJ-TV Virginia television reporters Alison Parker and Adam Ward were executed while doing their jobs. They were good people who were successful at what they did and loved their work. The insane ex-reporter who murdered them on live television killed himself. There are reports of some wacky manifesto and a faxed message to ABC about his state of mind.

His state of mind was pure craziness. Obviously he needed psychiatric help. We can be thankful that a policeman did not have to kill him. However, it might have been best if a policeman could have killed this murderer before he gunned down Parker and Ward. I wonder what the newsfeed would be today if a policeman could have shot the idiot before he took two innocent lives?

Supervisor Rogers Loves Millionaire Developers & FunnelsThousands of Campaign Dollars to His Family Print E-mail
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Written by B|V|N Newsroom   
Tuesday, 25 August 2015 20:00


 EDITORIAL - Who does the Madera County Board of Supervisors serve? You might think the answer should be all of the county citizens or at the very least the constitutes for the district they were elected to serve. You would be wrong.

Over the last few months I have been researching where the money comes from to run a $90k supervisor's campaign and the results show that the majority of the money isn't from the local mom and pop voters but from the multi-million dollar developers from Fresno and around the state.

EDITORIAL: President Jimmy Carter is Still Working and Work Will Save this Nation Print E-mail
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Written by Glenn Mollette   
Thursday, 20 August 2015 07:04

EDITORIAL - America is only as good as our workers and doers. Dreamers are critical. Faith is vital. However, faith and dreams without works are dead. Everywhere I travel these days I see Nigerians, Kenyans, Egyptians, Asians and of course Hispanics doing jobs all over the United States.

They seem to occupy 90% of the maid service jobs in hotels and to dominate the taxi industry. In many areas the Chinese and Mexicans appear to be the ones opening new restaurants.Two of the best restaurants in my town are the local Mexican and Chinese restaurants.


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