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Apr 18, 2013 at 6:02 PM
A group representing Central Valley farmers said Thursday it reached a settlement with the California High-Speed Rail Authority in a lawsuit that was one of the biggest obstacles to the state's $68 billion bullet train project.
Apr 17, 2013 at 10:55 AM
The five candidates for the 16th District state senate seat square off in a debate.
Apr 11, 2013 at 4:26 PM
Gov. Jerry Brown got a firsthand look on Thursday at the world's most extensive high-speed rail system and praised the initiative that created the Chinese railway, saying he was anxious to start building similarly ambitious projects in California.
Apr 10, 2013 at 7:44 AM
President Barack Obama is sending Congress a $3.8 trillion spending blueprint that seeks to achieve an elusive "grand bargain" to tame runaway deficits by raising taxes further on the wealthy and trimming popular benefit programs such as Social Security.
Apr 4, 2013 at 6:01 PM
Bullet train officials say they'll keep listening to Kern County concerns about the proposed route for the high-speed rail project. The promise came at the end of a long meeting Thursday in Fresno, where the High Speed Authority board got an...
Apr 3, 2013 at 11:32 PM
High-speed rail board officials have released the route they are calling the preferred alternative through Bakersfield.
Apr 3, 2013 at 11:07 PM
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — High-speed rail board officials have released the route they are calling the preferred alternative through Bakersfield.

The route took into consideration previous objections and made changes from earlier...
Mar 18, 2013 at 3:44 PM
The California High-Speed Rail Authority voted Monday to issue nearly $8.6 billion in taxpayer-approved bonds to build the nation's first bullet train.
Mar 15, 2013 at 2:24 PM
Fran Florez wants to be your next state senator. The veteran Kern County Democrat announced her candidacy Friday for the 16th District Senate seat vacated last month by Michael Rubio, who took a private-sector job with oil giant Chevron.
Feb 26, 2013 at 12:27 PM
State senators are getting an update on California's plan to start construction on a $68 billion bullet train, including assessing whether the agency overseeing the project has fixed a host of organizational problems.
Feb 10, 2013 at 1:31 PM
Hundreds of Midwest manufacturers stand to benefit from a web of high-speed passenger rail routes emerging from Chicago's rail hub, according to a report released by an environmental policy group.
Jan 29, 2013 at 10:58 AM
Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, who lifted the profile of distracted driving as a national safety concern, is stepping down, presenting President Barack Obama with another Cabinet vacancy at the start of his second term.
Jan 24, 2013 at 10:39 AM
Cheering a California rebound, Gov. Jerry Brown delivered a State of the State address Thursday that laid out the legacy-building ideas he will work on during the second part of his term, including K-12 education reform, high-speed rail and the...
Jan 17, 2013 at 2:42 PM
The two biggest players in the nation's pursuit of high-speed rail said Thursday they'll work together to search for trains that will operate at up to 220 miles per hour along both coasts of the United States.
Jan 11, 2013 at 6:25 PM
Kern High School District officials said extra security Friday was a precaution because of rumblings of a conflict or threats of violence, though police said the threats weren't credible.