Democratic challenger Melissa Hurtado held on to win a tight, back and forth race with Republican incumbent Andy Vidak for a state Senate seat on a night when the GOP otherwise won by comfortable margins in local races for state and congressional seats.

No one was surprised when early voter numbers on Election Night showed Bakersfield incumbent Congressman Kevin McCarthy outpacing challenger Tatiana Matta by nearly 2-1 in the race for the 23rd Congressional District.

WASHINGTON — Democrats were gaining significant ground in the battle for House control Tuesday night, while Republicans held their Senate majority as voters rendered a mixed verdict in the first nationwide election of Donald Trump's turbulent presidency.

The Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce's Political Action Committee has endorsed Assemblyman Rudy Salas, D-Bakersfield, for re-election in his 32nd Assembly District race against challenger Justin Mendes because of Salas' “proven, pro-business track record,” the chamber's PAC said in a press re…

Ideally, school boards that oversee districts with demographically diverse student populations are themselves diverse. They’re comprised of trustees with an understanding of and a heart for both well-to-do and paycheck-to-paycheck families, college bound and college averse students, boys and…

When it comes to education, parents shouldn't be the only ones who want the best for students. All Kern County residents should care about our schools, whether children are in their future, their past or not at all. Children turn into adults who are either equipped for productive lives or ar…