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Information offsets fear at the Second Immigrant Civil Rights Conference

October 17, 2019 / By

BY LILY E. HIRSCH

Kern County residents heard from a number of immigrant rights advocates Wednesday at the Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance’s second Immigrant Civil Rights Conference at Hodel’s Country Dining.

Sol on the Street: What do you think of jailing the homeless?

October 8, 2019 / By and

Kern County officials announced a possible plan last month that would decrease the homeless population on the streets.

Kern Sol News breaks down finalized public charge rule; WIC not included

October 3, 2019 / By

The Department of Homeland Security recently adopted a new “public charge” rule in August that is set to go into effect in just a few weeks.

The California Endowment selects South Kern youth leader to serve on Foundation’s Youth Advisory Council

October 1, 2019 / By

The California Endowment announced Monday Dean Welliver, a LGBTQ Organizer and Advocate from South Kern, was selected by his community to serve on the foundation’s President’s Youth Council.

Bill that would have exempt small refineries from air monitoring deemed inactive

September 16, 2019 / By

After receiving much push back from environmental justice advocates, politicians pulled a bill that would have exempt small refineries from air monitoring and reporting.

Local hospitals help victims of human trafficking by educating staff and providing trauma informed care

September 11, 2019 / By

It’s not every day a human trafficking victim has access to health care, but when they do, they often do not speak up about their abuser, despite this being one of the very few moments victims are alone.  

However,  local Dignity Health hospitals are working to change that with the Human Trafficking Response Program.