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Coronavirus hits two state prison employees in the Valley
Coronavirus has begun to spread among employees in California's prison system, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said.
March 28, 2020
Kern Co. sees its coronavirus cases climb to 24
The Golden Empire saw a one-day jump in the number of cases of coronavirus within its borders. Meanwhile, Fresno County reported an additional viral case.
March 25, 2020
Study: A coronavirus recession exposes Valley economy’s strengths and weaknesses
With some exceptions, the San Joaquin Valley may be ripe to repel a coronavirus-led recession, a new study from Moody's and the Brookings Institution says.
March 26, 2020
To combat coronavirus among homeless, state sends $3.3mil to Valley. Here’s where it will go.
One week after signing a disaster relief bill into law, California Gov. Gavin Newsom's administration is announced its first batch of funding allocations
March 24, 2020
Officials announce first case of coronavirus in Kern County
The first coronavirus patient in Kern County is not a local, public health authorities announced on Tuesday.
March 17, 2020
Kern Co. loses elections chief one week before Election Day
The operational head of the Kern County Elections Division is out less than a week before the March 3 primary election.
February 26, 2020
Bakersfield priest Harrison files defamation suit against Fresno Catholic Diocese, spokeswoman
Monsignor Craig Harrison is launching his latest legal salvo at his own Diocese over comments made by a Diocesan spokeswoman.
Delivering on promises, Trump resets California’s water landscape
Trump capped a decade-long movement to halt water diversions to the Pacific Ocean and send more of the precious resource to Valley communities and farms.
Trump’s Valley visit opens new front in battle with Calif. on water
Six days before Air Force One touches down in the Valley, there’s plenty of unknowns – starting with…
Amid soaring popularity, Kern Co. weighs hemp regulations
As its popularity among growers and commercial users peaked, Kern County's Supervisors are considering a new ordinance to regulate the cultivation of hemp.
February 10, 2020