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Sol on the Street: Local students speak about elections and voting

March 3, 2020 / By

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With the California 2020 primary elections happening today, young people across California are preparing to vote today. 

From the classroom to the polls: Local professor gives day off so students have time to vote

March 3, 2020 / By

People across the country are working hard to get young people civically engaged, but one local professor is taking it to the next level this Election Day.

GEO Files Appeal of McFarland Planning Commission’s Decision to Deny Immigrant Detention Centers

February 27, 2020 / By

The GEO Group, Inc. today filed an appeal with the City of McFarland requesting a new hearing with the City Council after denying plans by the private prison company to convert two of the city’s correctional facilities for use as federal immigration detention centers.

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders attracts thousands to rally

February 25, 2020 / By
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Thousands of people filled the Spectrum Amphitheater in Bakersfield Friday afternoon to attend the “Get out the Early Vote Rally” with presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.

McFarland comes out in full force; Planning Commission rejects GEO

February 22, 2020 / By

After waiting a long four hours of comments from GEO Group, McFarland residents opposing the expansion of GEO cheered Tuesday in celebration when the McFarland Planning Commission voted 2-2, rejecting the motion to allow GEO to turn two prisons into immigrant detention centers.

Q&A: Cyber-security measures to be taken with first online Census

February 3, 2020 / By
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For the first time, people will be able to respond to the 2020 Census anytime and anywhere from any device, because it will be available online.