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California Today: Devin Nunes vs. The Fresno Bee

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Representative Devin Nunes and his place of origin newspaper, The Fresno Bee, had been locked in fight for a number of weeks.

On one facet is a media outlet that has printed essential reporting about a political candidate’s companies. On the opposite is a Republican congressman who has sought to discredit the scoop media for being a part of a left-wing conspiracy.

The struggle reached one thing of an apex on Thursday when The Bee, which in the past had counseled Mr. Nunes 8 instances, recommended electorate make a selection his Democratic opponent, Andrew Janz, a deputy district lawyer in Fresno County. The newspaper stated it reached its choice, partly, as a result of Mr. Nunes refused to fulfill with them and speak about problems.

The newspaper’s editorial board stated it believes Mr. Janz “offers the best chance to both lead the district by attending to issues and then by striving for bipartisanship in Washington, D.C.”

Mr. Nunes, a powerful supporter of President Trump, is the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee. He has change into some of the president’s fiercest protectors amid the Russia investigation and, within the view of The Bee’s editorial board, has put partisanship above serving his constituents.

Mr. Nunes has introduced a full-scale assault on The Bee, calling it a “left-wing rag,” and sending out a 40-page glossy mailer that known as the newspaper a “propaganda machine.” Mr. Nunes has sought to discredit The Bee’s essential reporting on his companies. He additionally attempted to signify that the newspaper, in reporting on protests towards him, was once come what may at the back of them.

The Bee, in its editorial, wrote that re-electing Mr. Nunes would imply sticking with “the party-above-country mode that motivates him to protect President Trump from the investigation into Russian meddling more than meet his constitutional obligations as an independent arm of government.”

It’s unclear what impact the editorial could have on electorate in his district, which is a in large part conservative farming area the place Mr. Nunes has remained common. The nationwide Democratic Party has no longer put sources into the race, believing that it isn’t aggressive.

Many electorate there have shrugged off Mr. Nunes’s function within the Russia investigation and feature stuck by him as a result of they consider he has supported native farmers and their number one fear of securing extra water sources.

Meanwhile, Mr. Trump stated in an interview with Fox News on Thursday that Mr. Nunes merits the Medal of Honor — an army award — for his “bravery” in protecting him within the Russia investigation.

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Wall Street tumbled once more on Thursday, with main indexes down and uneven buying and selling giving method to popular declines by means of the tip of the day. [The New York Times]

• Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s addition to the Supreme Court may impact California’s pending prison battles on problems corresponding to immigration, local weather exchange, web neutrality and others. [San Francisco Chronicle]

• With not up to a month until Election Day, Southern California Republicans are warding off point out of President Trump. [The Orange County Register]

• California has masses — if no longer hundreds — of kids who’re unaccounted for. What occurs when a kid crosses a border and not using a guardian? [Capitol Weekly]

• The typhus outbreak in Los Angeles County is elevating questions on homelessness and housing. [The Los Angeles Times]

• How a lot will the state gasoline tax build up in point of fact value you? Here’s a breakdown. [The Sacramento Bee]

• California can display true management on local weather exchange if it rejects Proposition 6, which might bring to a halt price range for sustainable mass transit, an Op-Ed contributor writes. [The New York Times | Opinion]

• A North Beach nightclub that basically catered to a black clientele was once unfairly focused by means of the San Francisco police in a yearslong marketing campaign to near the established order, a lawsuit claims. [KQED]

• Salesforce Transit Center officers stated they had been running briefly to fix the construction’s cracked reinforce beams, however there may be nonetheless no date for when the construction will reopen. [San Francisco Chronicle]

• Our newshounds created interactive maps appearing virtually each and every construction within the United States. The effects expose no longer simply cityscapes — they expose ourselves. [The New York Times]

• False data and divisive messages on social media are more and more being created and unfold by means of Americans. [The New York Times]

• Amazon’s machine-learning consultants constructed an set of rules to study process candidates. But it became out the brand new recruiting engine had followed human bias from earlier hires: It most well-liked male applicants. [Reuters]

• In “Beautiful Boy,” a Marin County father and son fight to return to phrases with meth habit towards a backdrop of “California vistas so gorgeous that you might wonder if the state’s tourist board had a role in the production,” our movie critic writes. [The New York Times]

L.A. and Milwaukee have extra in commonplace than the National League Championship Series. [The New York Times]

• Everyone continues to be seeking to catch the Golden State Warriors. Here’s a glance forward for the Western Conference. [The New York Times]

Ronald Reagan is again — in hologram shape.

A three-D symbol of the previous president and governor started welcoming guests on Thursday on the presidential library in Simi Valley, the place visitors are ready to view 3 scenes that use actual audio from the presidency.

Mr. Reagan’s virtual likeness was once created by means of an L.A. visible results studio that spent a yr running on a life-size model, The Los Angeles Times reported.

“If you’ve never been in a room with President Reagan, this will feel like you’re standing right there with him,” John Heubusch, govt director of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute, advised Reuters.

See a virtual Mr. Reagan for your self in this video.

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California Today is edited by means of Julie Bloom, who grew up in Los Angeles and graduated from U.C. Berkeley.

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