Friday, October 24, 2014

A conversation with our future leaders

This week I had the opportunity to do some Q&A with students of Mike Perales’ U.S. history class at Buchanan High School in Clovis. They were well-prepared with great questions on government and history, leading to an excellent discussion. Thank you to Mr. Perales, his students, and Buchanan High for hosting me.   

Separately, the Nunes Digest is updated for your weekend reading here

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Friday, October 17, 2014

Fighting the Ebola outbreak

As the number of Ebola-related deaths in West Africa surpasses 4,500, President Obama still refuses to implement a common-sense temporary travel ban on the region. He has, however, ordered thousands of U.S. military personnel into the danger zone on a dubious mission to fight the disease. If you want the facts on Ebola, including symptoms, causes, and prevention techniques, see the Mayo Clinic write-up here.  

On a lighter note, I recently visited the Little Caesars franchise in Clovis owned by Scott and Shelly Hellam, who won the pizzeria’s Franchisee of the Year award. Below is a picture with Scott, and another with Scott, Shelly, and store manager Taryn Coneley.

Finally, the Nunes Digest is updated for your weekend reading here

Friday, October 10, 2014

A day in Dinuba

I recently spent a great day in Dinuba, where I was honored to present Fred Ruiz with a resolution commemorating the 50-year anniversary of Ruiz Foods. I also want to thank Reda and Brenda Bennani for the excellent lunch they provided at Bennani’s restaurant.  

Separately, I’d like to draw your attention to this Washington Post article about the use of water as a weapon in Iraq by the Islamic State (ISIS) terror group. According to the Post, “The idea of a radical, non-state group gaining authority over critical water infrastructure has raised particular worry.” Luckily, here in the Central Valley, “radical, non-state groups” could never “gain authority” over “critical water infrastructure” and use it as a weapon to enforce their will, right? (Click here for the answer.)

Finally, the Nunes Digest is updated for your weekend reading here