Matt Munoz

Matt Munoz is Project Coordinator and Reporter at Kern Sol News. He may be reached at

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Feeding Kern County in Crisis: Why the census is so important to CAPK

April 30, 2020 / By
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In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, several community agencies have found themselves working overtime.

From food distribution, daycare, tax assistance and other regularly available programs, agencies such as the Community Action Partnership of Kern (CAPK,) are feeling a heightened sense of need throughout the county.“The

Adjusting to distance learning doesn’t stop teachers from connecting with students

April 27, 2020 / By
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The days may start a few hours later than normal, but for teachers in the Bakersfield City School District work continues without recess.No

Kids Count in the 2020 census

April 24, 2020 / By
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During the 2010 census, an estimated 1 million children under the age of 5 went uncounted.In

LGBTQ community lands victory for inclusion and accuracy in 2020 census

April 21, 2020 / By
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Changes made to the official census questionnaire don’t happen over the course of a few months or even years.

Jeff Enos: Public health and safety a priority when census field operations resume on June 1st

April 16, 2020 / By

The recent joint announcement from U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and U.S. Census Bureau Director Steven Dillingham that census field operations would return on June 1st, could be viewed as a test of faith and mental resilience for census staff across the country.“In-person

Census operational plan adjusted due to COVID-19, return to field set for June

April 13, 2020 / By
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After temporarily suspending 2020 Census field data collection activities in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Census Bureau announced today it was making plans to reactivate field offices as early as June 1, 2020.In

Census Week response numbers show promise, but more work needed in coming months

April 10, 2020 / By
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Canvassing groundwork by various groups in California encouraging participation in the 2020 Census can be credited with a spike in statewide response during Census week.According

From Bakersfield to Netflix, local Latinx writer takes class struggle from streets to the screen

April 10, 2020 / By
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Born and raised in Bakersfield but baptized in East Los might be the way to describe the artistic upbringing of Marvin Lemus, co-writer and director of the new Netflix Latinx dramedy “Gentefied.”

Have you checked your mailbox? The next wave of Census reminders arrive this week

April 10, 2020 / By
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As the COVID-19 pandemic continues keeping most residents indoors for the majority of their day, responding to their U.S.

Kern County Library expands digital access, all branches to remain closed through April

April 8, 2020 / By
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The Kern County Library announced it has expanded access to their digital collection to the public and extended closure of all branches during the COVID-19 pandemic.