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To Boost Southwest Fresno: An Incoming College Campus, But Some Residents Want More

The state has been charging companies for their carbon emissions since 2012, and last year, it gave some of that money to communities most affected by pollution, including Fresno. Some of it was slated for Southwest Fresno — an area that has suffered high rates of poverty and perceived neglect from the city. The plan is to build a college campus with a portion of these funds, and some believe that education is part of the answer to turning Southwest Fresno’s misfortune around. Irv Hernandez is one Southwest Fresno resident who agrees that educational opportunity is important to the area. He likes the nearby schools, specifically Edison Computech Middle School and Edison High School, both of which his eldest daughter attended. Hernandez moved his family to Southwest Fresno just four years ago. At the time, he says, the house was the right price for his large family. But these days, Hernandez is considering moving again. “We’re hoping by next summer to try to go somewhere where we can
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