Today's paper was fatter than usual. Like most American papers, the Bee has shrunk over the past decade. But there was a surprise inside. A 15 page full-color special HSR segment, explaining all the benefits of HSR to the central valley.
Articles inside include:
Downtown Station Could be Regional Hub by the executive director of the Fresno Council of Governments
Japan's Rail Lines Reliable, Quake-proof by the consulate general from Japan
Making the Case for HSR by Steve Geil
Among many others. A timeline, "myths vs reality" and several local ads by pro-HSR companies are included.
There was one not-so-positive article,
Route Main Issue of Concern for Farmers by the CEO of the Fresno County Farm Bureau, but even that stated it was pro-HSR as long as the route was "right".
I can't find the articles online, so here's a small look at the section