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Commentary: The first step to re-gaining public trust is holding people accountable for their actions

January 11, 2021 / By

Trust is the glue that binds people, society, and community together. Trust is correlated with increased civic participation, decreased corruption, increased resilience to disasters, decreased economic inequality, and decreases in illegal activities.

COMMENTARY: It couldn’t be any more clear. White privilege on full display as rioters storm, terrorize U.S. Capital

January 8, 2021 / By

On Wednesday, terrorists stormed the U.S Capitol, which caused an unbelievable amount of mayhem; however, Even after all the chaos, danger and damage they caused, they were met with little to no resistance from law enforcement.

COMMENTARY: Proper medical care is what the community needs to fight COVID-19

November 10, 2020 / By

A few months ago, it was reported President Donald Trump contracted COVID-19. Naturally, being the president of the United States, he received the best medical attention and care.

Climate change is on track to affect Kern residents if policies remain the same

November 9, 2020 / By

Climate change has become a more prevalent issue as more scientists andenvironmental organizations call for urgent adjustment to environmental policies.

COMMENTARY: The McFarland City Council race deserves to be more than a popularity contest

November 2, 2020 / By

Considering what McFarland has gone through this year — with the City Council voting to allow GEO to operate in my hometown — the McFarland City Council race might be one of the most important races in Kern County. 

COMMENTARY: Kern County Educators for Ethnic Studies stands with the Black Lives Matter movement

October 28, 2020 / By

By Kern Educators for Ethnic Studies

Kern County Educators for Ethnic Studies stands in solidarity with our black students, teachers, and community.