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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.

Kern Sol News breaks down Prop 13

February 19, 2020 / By

As mail-in ballots were sent out earlier this month, Californians who are registered with a preferred party will cast their vote on Proposition 13, the only proposition on the ballot by March 3, 2020.

McFarland to hold second meeting Tuesday on expanding immigration detention capabilities; opponents express concerns with process

February 18, 2020 / By

Hundreds are expected to oppose GEO’S request to expand immigration detention capabilities at McFarland’s second Planning Commission Meeting Tuesday.

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.

Hundreds protest, counter-protest expansion of immigration detention at McFarland Planning Commission meeting

January 27, 2020 / By and

Hundreds of people gathered outside the McFarland Veteran Memorial Hall last Tuesday to attend the City Planning Commission meeting, where people were set to discuss the possibility of expanding city permits to its immigrant detention capabilities.

‘Coming together for one cause’: Thousands march for equality for women, safety for local families

January 21, 2020 / By

Featured photo: Dolores Huerta, center, co-founder of the United Farm Workers Union leads the third annual Women’s March of Kern County Saturday, January 18, 2020 in Bakersfield, California.