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Careers in Construction on California's High Speed Rail Projects

Careers in Construction on California's High Speed Rail Projects

Walmart Now Selling Health Insurance

Walmart is now dipping its toes into health insurance.

The world's largest retailer is teaming up with Health–Direct–Dot–Com to offer insurance plans right in its stores.

Customers can sign up for policies ranging from Medicare to plans on healthcare exchanges.

Walmart hopes they can help simplify the process for people by setting up agents in over two thousand stores nationwide.

They will assist customers in choosing and enrolling in a health insurance plan.

Keep Your Home California principal reduction program provides as much as $100,000 to help homeowner

More than 1 of every 4 Fresno County mortgages are underwater, but Keep Your Home California has a free program that could provide as much as $100,000 to get financially strapped homeowners back on track.

In fact, a loan-to-value ratio of 120% or greater is now considered a qualifying hardship for Keep Your Home California’s Principal Reduction Program. The federally funded, state-managed program can often get homeowners close to above water on their mortgage while saving them hundreds of dollars every month in payments.

Certainly, California has enjoyed a double-digit increase in home prices during the past two years, but many regions – such as the Central Valley and even in some communities in the Bay Area and Southern California – remain well below the peak prices. The free Principal Reduction Program can help.

2 Jets Based Out of NAS Lemoore Crash Near Guam

The Pentagon now confirms the two F/A–18 Hornet fighter jets that crashed near Guam Friday morning are from Carrier Wing 17, which is based out of Naval Air Station Lemoore.

The crash happened around 1:00 a.m.

One pilot was found and taken to a naval hospital; his condition is not being released.

Rescue crews are still looking for the other pilot.

The jets were flying off of the U.S.S. Carl Vinson, which is based out of San Diego.

The aircraft were assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron 94 and Strike Fighter Squadron 113 based out of Naval Air Station Lemoore.

Right now, investigators are trying to figure out what caused the two jets to crash.

 

ACA Extends Coverage for Former Foster Youth

More than 30,000 former foster youth in California are newly eligible for health care coverage, but unfortunately many of them are unaware. One of the hallmarks of the ACA is the option for young adults to stay on their parents’ insurance until age 26. Now, the ACA gives former foster youth the same protections by expanding their Medi-Cal coverage until age 26. Previously former foster youth were only eligible for health care until age 21.
 
There has been a critical need to expand health care coverage for this population as former foster youth are significantly less likely than their peers to have health insurance and often have greater health care needs due to abuse or neglect they experienced in childhood.
 
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Deadline Approaches for Tulare Co. Farm Bureau Scholarship

Deadline Approaches for Tulare Co. Farm Bureau Scholarship

World Ag Expo and E.M. Tharp, Inc. have teamed up again to provide the "We Believe in Growing" scholarship, created to support agricultural education.

 

High school seniors from Madera, Fresno, Tulare, Kings and Kern counties are encouraged to apply by January 17, 2014 to be considered.