It's been a tough summer and fall for local air quality, thanks to lung-choking smoke drifting into the valley from wildfires up and down the state. Winds NW at 10 to 15 mph.. Tonight Telemundo Bakersfield has the only local Spanish Newscast in the Market. This commitment is reflected in our mission statement. We tell local Bakersfield news & weather stories, and we do what we do to make Bakersfield, Tehachapi & the rest of Kern County a better place to live. LOS ANGELES (AP) — A ballot measure restoring the right to vote for felons on parole was decisively passed by California voters on Tuesday. Positive Cases Among Kern Residents: 34,779, Updated: 11/04/2020. Continued improvements in the CW programming will continue to build its strength as a financial asset to the station group. Voters also appeared likely to maintain the state's current cash bail system as a majority opted for …, Some of the most contested elections in Kern County were at the school board level. KGET 17 NBC: The strength of the station is the commitment it has to the community and its Newscasts. Two free webinars being hosted locally this week are expected to offer tips and suggestions on how businesses can pull through the pandemic. Located in Kern County, Bakersfield is the county seat and the county is third-largest county in California covering over 8,100 square miles with a population of 851,710. The ballot measures, some of which were undetermined until Wednesday, were among at least 124 wide-ranging statutory and constitutional questions put to voters this year in 32 U.S. states and the District of Columbia, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL). WORLDWIDE DAILY CORONAVIRUS RECORD: The World Health Organization has announced a new daily record high in coronavirus cases confirmed worldwide, with more than 350,000 infections reported to the U.N. health agency on Friday. The second-largest U.S. automaker said the recall covers some 2013-2017 model vehicles because of a possible fracture of the outboard section of the rear suspension toe link after a prior recall was completed. WASHINGTON — A tumultuous election night yielded no definitive result between President Donald Trump and Joe Biden, with both candidates locked in razor-thin races in a slate of battleground states that were expected to continue tallying votes into Wednesday and possibly beyond. A Bakersfield teen with cerebral palsy made it her mission to walk across the stage on graduation night. The Weather Channel forecasts the remainder of the nation will enjoy a warm and dry day with the Northern States feeling warm with highs climbing into the low-70s for some. Marella Way will be tentatively closed at the freeway alignment beginning Wednesday for excavation and construction of a new bridge. His team called it buildbackbetter.com and declared "the Biden-Harris Administration can hit the ground running on Day One. The Bakersfield Police Department arrested a man who escaped from custody with the Kern County Sheriff’s Office after he was suspected of burglary and vehicle theft on the evening of Oct. 19 in the 3100 block of Edison Highway. The ballot measures, some of which were undetermined until Wednesday, were among at least 124 wide-ranging statutory and constitutional questions put to voters this year in 32 U.S. states and the District of Columbia, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL). More U.S. states okay recreational marijuana in wide-ranging ballot questionsVoters in four states joined several others in legalizing marijuana for recreational use on Election Day, while Oregon approved the country's first therapeutic use for psilocybin, the hallucinogenic drug known as magic mushrooms.