Archives for Top Stories of 2016
In the wake of the Orlando tragedy, the fact that a gay man cannot donate blood to his own husband shows that the FDA’s policy is illogical and unjustified.
A year-long NPR investigation reveals that many citizens who lost their homes during Hurricane Sandy insist they were shortchanged on claim payouts -- while insurers reaped millions in profits.
Considering the fact that pharmaceutical companies have reaped billions of dollars from the growing opioid addiction crisis, it is time for these firms to step up.
According to a survey conducted by Transparency International, 1 in 3 citizens in the Middle East and North Africa reported paying at least one bribe in the past year.
Oft maligned for its hefty environmental impact, the beef industry is finally taking notice of the shifting marketplace. Companies across the value chain formed a coalition, the Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef, to improve sustainability -- but many advocates aren't buying it. To learn more about the organization's aims and the future of the beef industry, I spoke with its new executive director, Ruaraidh Petre.
Young, old, retired, students, almost all of them yesterday came to the Armenian Genocide Memorial at Fresno State to pay their respects, listen to music and lay flowers in the middle of the monument on campus.
Rather than focus on the wisdom and perspective that our older population offers, most of us pour our energy into fighting age rather than accepting it -- and this holds true in the corporate responsibility world.
One of the biggest steps post-COP21 will happen this Friday, April 22, at the United Nations' headquarters in New York, where representatives from both China and the U.S. will sign the Paris agreement at an official ceremony.
My aunt, Helen Kaye, passed away peacefully from natural causes during the early morning hours of April 7, 2016, with her husband, Edward Kaye, and extended family at her side. This is the eulogy I gave at her funeral today.
This week, the release of what are known as the Panama Papers is showcasing how some of the world’s wealthiest and most corrupt leaders in business and government are, in their way, declaring an economic war on the world’s citizens. At first, the response was relatively ho-hum. But that's beginning to change.
It is estimated that more than 2.3 million Filipinos work abroad — and that is the official statistic. Many work without the proper visas, making them even more vulnerable to poor working conditions and human rights abuses.
In downtown Fresno, the economic and cultural center of the San Joaquin Valley is making a slow but steady comeback, with Mayor Ashley Swearengin taking the lead.