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Careers in Construction on California's High Speed Rail Projects

Careers in Construction on California's High Speed Rail Projects

Walmart Now Selling Health Insurance

Walmart is now dipping its toes into health insurance.

The world's largest retailer is teaming up with Health–Direct–Dot–Com to offer insurance plans right in its stores.

Customers can sign up for policies ranging from Medicare to plans on healthcare exchanges.

Walmart hopes they can help simplify the process for people by setting up agents in over two thousand stores nationwide.

They will assist customers in choosing and enrolling in a health insurance plan.

Keep Your Home California principal reduction program provides as much as $100,000 to help homeowner

More than 1 of every 4 Fresno County mortgages are underwater, but Keep Your Home California has a free program that could provide as much as $100,000 to get financially strapped homeowners back on track.

In fact, a loan-to-value ratio of 120% or greater is now considered a qualifying hardship for Keep Your Home California’s Principal Reduction Program. The federally funded, state-managed program can often get homeowners close to above water on their mortgage while saving them hundreds of dollars every month in payments.

Certainly, California has enjoyed a double-digit increase in home prices during the past two years, but many regions – such as the Central Valley and even in some communities in the Bay Area and Southern California – remain well below the peak prices. The free Principal Reduction Program can help.

ACA Extends Coverage for Former Foster Youth

More than 30,000 former foster youth in California are newly eligible for health care coverage, but unfortunately many of them are unaware. One of the hallmarks of the ACA is the option for young adults to stay on their parents’ insurance until age 26. Now, the ACA gives former foster youth the same protections by expanding their Medi-Cal coverage until age 26. Previously former foster youth were only eligible for health care until age 21.
 
There has been a critical need to expand health care coverage for this population as former foster youth are significantly less likely than their peers to have health insurance and often have greater health care needs due to abuse or neglect they experienced in childhood.
 
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Man Shot, Horse Killed In Prather

Man Shot, Horse Killed In Prather

Glenn Champ has been arrested.

Tulare County sheriff's deputies found Champ just south of Goshen.

He will be turned over to the Fresno County Sheriff's Department.

Fresno deputies were looking for Champ in connection with a shooting in Prather.

Deputies say he shot his neighbor on Lynx Road following an argument.

Champ ran for California governor last year.

The man he's accused of shooting was shot in his stomach and was airlifted to the hospital.

The victim's son was reportedly there when his father was shot.

Deputies say Champ then shot and killed a horse for unknown reasons.

Champ is facing charges for attempted murder, child endangerment, and animal cruelty.

The shooting victim's condition was not known at the time of this report.

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Porterville Courthouse Expands Services

Starting January 21, the South County Justice Center in Porterville will begin accepting filings for Domestic Violence restraining orders. Only those filings that do not involve minor children will be processed and heard in Porterville.

All other filings involving minor children will continue to be filed and heard in the Visalia Division.

Due to budget constraints, the South County Justice Center does not have the resources necessary to staff a Family Court Services office to mediate cases involving minor children as required under the Family Code. The court hopes to expand services to include custody and visitation matters in the future.