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KMPH Fox26 News to Host National Town Hall on Immigration

KMPH Fox26 News has been chosen by its parent company, the Sinclair Broadcast Group, INC, to host a nationally streamed Town Hall meeting on Immigration.  Titled, “Your Voice, Your Future; Immigration in America”, the meeting will air, live, on KFRE CW59 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 18.  It will stream, live, on KMPH.com and other Sinclair websites from 7:00-8:30 p.m. Pacific time on that date.  The meeting will cover a wide range of topics surrounding immigration, including legal and illegal immigration, the legalities, ethics, and effectiveness of Presidential and Congressional efforts to deal with immigration, the tremendous impact immigration has on the Valley’s populace and economy, and other topics submitted by viewers and web users.

Local Emergency Declared Over Drought

The Tulare County Board of Supervisors have unanimously proclaimed a local emergency due to the statewide drought, called for state legislators to place a water bond on a future ballot, and formed an ad hoc committee to address future water advocacy strategy.

Chairman of the Board of Supervisors Phil Cox said the proclamation of local emergency enables Tulare County to recover any future drought response costs and also makes the County eligible for any other drought-related assistance in the future.

"This is a very serious issue that can potentially destroy our local economy," Chairman Cox said.

Conway Named "2013 Legislator of the Year"

Conway Named "2013 Legislator of the Year"

Assembly Republican Leader Connie Conway of Tulare has been named Assemblywoman Conway “2013 Legislator of the Year” by the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) California.

The award recognizes her commitment to  job creation and infrastructure investment.

 “Engineers make our state more vibrant and their hard work benefits our state in both the short and long term.  Well-paying jobs are created during project construction, but the economic benefits continue even after the project is complete.  Cutting-edge infrastructure ensures that we have reliable goods movement which helps our state remain competitive in a global economy,” said Assemblywoman Conway.  “This recognition by ACEC is greatly appreciated, but I’m also grateful for the hard work by engineers and land surveyors to build a stronger California.”

During her tenure in the legislature, Assemblywoman Conway has been a strong supporter of legislation to elimina

Deadline Approaching to Register to Vote

Tulare County Registrar of Voters, Rita A. Woodard, is reminding all Tulare County residents that the upcoming Consolidated Districts Election will be held on Tuesday, November 5, 2013. * The last day to register to vote for this election is Monday, October 21, 2013. * Voter registration cards are available at locations throughout Tulare County.  To obtain a mail-in registration card, please call (559) 624-7300 or 1-800-345-VOTE, a free hotline.

Mary Lindsay Named Tulare County Assistant Administrative Officer

Mary Lindsay Named Tulare County Assistant Administrative Officer

Tulare County has a new Assistant County Administrative Officer.

Mary Lindsay started August 12th.

"We are pleased to bring someone into the Tulare County family with decades of public service expertise," said Jean Rousseau, County Administrative Officer. "Mary will be a valuable asset to our organization for years to come."



The Tulare County Board of Supervisors approved a 45-day moratorium that prohibits the establishment and expansion of any medical marijuana collectives, cooperatives, or dispensaries in unincorporated areas of the county.

The moratorium would only impact existing operations if they wanted to expand. Tulare County*s existing ordinance states that marijuana collectives and cooperatives must be located on land zoned for commercial or manufacturing use within the unincorporated county and be in a secured, locked, and fully enclosed structure.

Applications Being Accepted for Prestigious Fellowship Program

Applications Being Accepted for Prestigious Fellowship Program

Assembly Republican Leader Connie Conway, of Tulare, wants to remind you that the deadline is approaching for the prestigious 2013-14 Jesse M. Unruh Assembly Fellowship Program. Applications are being accepted through February 11, 2013. 

Capitol fellows work as legislative assistants for members of the Assembly or policy committees, while taking graduate seminars offered through California State University, Sacramento. 

“Legislative fellows have gone on to serve on the California State Supreme Court, in Congress, and as members of the Legislature.