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Contra Costa County reaches out to hard-to-count communities

Caroline Lobel, Managing Editor

February 21, 2020

The 2020 Census is set to collect responses from every household in the United States starting on Apr. 1, but there are many communities that are difficult to account for, known as hard-to-count (HTC) communities. Contra Costa County is doing its part to make sure the people in these communities are rep...

An overview of the 2020 Democratic candidates

Sneha Cheenath and Oce Bohra

February 21, 2020

Warren Background: Senator Elizabeth Warren started her professional career as a public school special needs teacher. She then graduated from law school and started teaching law at various universities. She entered national politics under the Bush and Obama administrations, and she created t...

2020 census poses challenges for ethnic minorities

Lauren Chen, Copy Editor

February 16, 2020

In June 2019, the Supreme Court ruled that the Trump administration was not allowed to include the question, “Is this person a citizen of the United States?” on the 2020 census, which is meant to be given to every household in the country. The Trump administration had justified this question by ...

Trump withdraws from Paris Climate Accord

Trump withdraws from Paris Climate Accord

Shruthi Narayanan, Staff Writer

December 27, 2019

On Nov. 4, President Donald Trump put in a notice that the U.S. would leave the Paris Climate Accord in exactly one year, which will be exactly one day after the upcoming presidential election. By United Nations rules, the first day Trump would have been allowed to do so was Nov. 4, three years aft...

Trumping the impeachment process

Mahika Arya, Copy Editor

November 22, 2019

Setting the precedent for a long, complicated process, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced a formal impeachment inquiry on President Donald Trump on Sept. 24. Impeachment, as defined by Legal Dictionary, is “A process that is used to charge, try, and remove public officials for misconduct while in office.” O...

Ruth Bader Ginsburg diagnosed with pancreatic cancer: now what?

Ruth Bader Ginsburg diagnosed with pancreatic cancer: now what?

Daniela Wise, Social Media Editor

October 5, 2019

The Supreme Court announced on Aug. 23 that 86-year-old Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg underwent treatment for pancreatic cancer in New York City. “The focused radiation treatment began on August 5 and was administered on an outpatient basis to treat a tumor on her pancreas...the Justice tolerated treatme...

Protests in Hong Kong escalate as demonstrators call for democratic reforms

Protests in Hong Kong escalate as demonstrators call for democratic reforms

Vivian Kuang, Public Relations Editor

September 30, 2019

Protests in Hong Kong near the six-month mark as demonstrators escalate their opposition to a controversial extradition bill, demanding democratic reforms and increased autonomy from China. The protests, which began in March 2019, sparked in opposition to a now-shelved bill proposed by Hong Kong Chie...

RepresentUs emboldens national action through local legislature

Diablo Valley College student Alexis Rudney started her own East Bay branch of RepresentUs, emphasizing political strategy and public participation.

Amruta Baradwaj, News Editor

April 13, 2019

In the wake of scandals concerning government corruption and a lack of public representation in higher offices, RepresentUs, a non-profit group founded in 2012, is attempting to find ways to restore power in the hands of the people. The organization accomplishes its goal by offering a bipartisan soluti...

Kamala Harris declares 2020 presidential candidacy, joins deep Democratic field

Kamala Harris declares 2020 presidential candidacy, joins deep Democratic field

Vivian Kuang and Daniela Wise

March 22, 2019

Running on a platform of national unity and progressivism, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) formally announced her 2020 presidential candidacy on Jan. 21, entering a large field of Democratic candidates seeking to challenge President Trump. “This is a moment in time where I feel a sense of responsibili...

Trump raises doubts with national emergency

Trump raises doubts with national emergency

Amruta Baradwaj and Sheyda Ladjevardi

March 14, 2019

Following a 35-day partial government shutdown — the longest in U.S. history — President Donald Trump declared a national emergency regarding U.S.-Mexico border policy on Feb. 15, the legality of which is currently being called into question. According to USA TODAY reporters William Cummings and John Fritz...

America’s coal industries decline as mining jobs stagnate

In review, President Trump's policies on coal have had daunting repercussions for the environment and, while initially promising, questionable economic consequences.

Taylor Atienza and Sasha Hassan

February 19, 2019

“We’ve ended the war on clean, beautiful coal,” President Donald Trump announced at a rally in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. “We’re going to put our miners back to work.” However, coal and related jobs aren’t on the rise in the US, with coal usage and demand down to its lowest point since 1979...

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