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OTHER VOICES: We need leaders who will shape a better future in the Central Valley

Tue, 22 Sep 2020 09:30:00 GMT
 news article - California is being inundated with calamities. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to sicken and kill thousands. Wildfires exacerbated by the climate crisis rage and cause unhealthy levels of air pollution, displacing families across the state. A tidal wave of evictions looms…

Letter to the Editor: Looking for answers

Tue, 22 Sep 2020 09:30:00 GMT
 news article - I'd like to respond to an AP article ("Trump spurns science on climate: 'Don't think science knows'," Sept. 14). Quoting from the article, "President Donald Trump on Monday ignored the scientific consensus that climate change is playing a central role…

Letter to the Editor: What’s the rush?

Tue, 22 Sep 2020 09:30:00 GMT
 news article - The Bakersfield City Council is on the verge of approving an ordinance allowing up to 12 hens in the backyards of residential neighborhoods zoned R-1 (“Urban hens one step closer to reality for most Bakersfield residents,” Sept. 8). Residents are…

Letter to the editor: How to handle the Supreme Court nomination

Tue, 22 Sep 2020 09:15:00 GMT
 news article - Now that there is a vacancy on the Supreme Court, the president of the United States has an opportunity to make history. The president should put forth his nominee for the consideration of all Americans. Most likely this nominee will…

Letter to the Editor: Constitution readings

Tue, 22 Sep 2020 09:00:00 GMT
 news article - Kudos to Rep. Kevin McCarthy for his offer to supply his constituents with pocket editions of our Constitution. Particularly timely since many predict a constitutional crisis after the Nov. 3 election. Although few will take the time to read it…

COMMUNITY VOICES: A pilgrimage for peace

Tue, 22 Sep 2020 09:00:00 GMT
 news article - We love to take trips. Sometimes for a vacation to the coast to joyously revel in the cool ocean and its bracing breeze. Sometimes to sightsee a natural wonder, such as the Grand Canyon, or the lights and wonders of…

Letter to the editor: Choice of music speaks volumes

Tue, 22 Sep 2020 07:15:00 GMT
 news article - My wife and I were leaving the Coffee Road and Rosedale Highway Lowe’s parking lot Saturday when we saw a procession of Trump for president supporters driving by, in vehicles displaying American flags and flags calling for the re-election of…

ELECTION 2020: Long odds for Solis in contest against Fong in the 34th Assembly

Tue, 22 Sep 2020 02:00:00 GMT
 news article - California's 34th Assembly District is a Republican stronghold, a so-called "safe district" for the GOP — and that means Democrats who run for office in the 34th know almost certainly that they will be sent packing on Election Day.

Coroner identifies 13-year-old boy involved in fatal traffic accident near North Edwards

Tue, 22 Sep 2020 00:30:00 GMT
 news article - The Kern County coroner’s office has identified a 13-year-old boy involved in a Sept. 6 fatal traffic accident on State Route 58 at Claymine Road near North Edwards.

Kern Democrats launch voter registration campaign for Black residents

Tue, 22 Sep 2020 00:13:00 GMT
 news article - Kern County’s Democratic Party has launched a campaign to spur African-American residents to register to vote by the deadline of Oct. 19.

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