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Elections are important, but so are other issues

Every elections cycle, media coverage tends to work out the same way: As the election year looms, elections discourse begins to trickle into the news. Then, as the primaries and caucuses hit full swing...

Highlander Special Report: Trump’s election triggers unrest in Riverside community

Donald Trump’s victory in the presidential election Tuesday evening (Nov. 8) triggered immediate responses from within both the UC Riverside and local Riverside community. Students and community leaders began mobilizing just hours after and...

Mark Takano re-elected to U.S. House of Representatives

The incumbent for the 41st District Mark Takano has been re-elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. Takano, a Democrat, won over challenger Doug Shepherd, a Republican. Takano was originally elected in 2012 to the...

Developing: UCR students protest Trump victory at Bell Tower

  A crowd of approximately 300 students gathered at UC Riverside’s Bell Tower around 12:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8 to protest Tuesday night’s election results that revealed Republican Donald Trump as the U.S. president elect....

The threat of Trump is a signal to become politically active

Election Day 2016 will certainly be a memorable day for Americans, and for all the wrong reasons. Most people, this editorial board included, probably did not expect Donald Trump to win the presidency. Nevertheless,...

UCR faculty signs letter urging Trump to address climate change

In response to President Donald Trump’s recent statements and actions denying climate change, over 2,300 faculty members from public California universities have signed an open letter urging the president to “maintain and increase our...

Declaring Election Day a holiday is one of many ways to improve voting

Well, the elections are over at long last. Regardless of our various reactions to the outcome, we can’t ignore how millions were frustrated by the excruciatingly long lines they endured last Tuesday before they...

Kamala Harris earns historic seat on U.S. senate

California voters made a historic vote on Tuesday, electing the state’s first new U.S. senator in 24 years and the first black politician to represent the state in the senate in electing State Atty....

Jose Medina re-elected to California Assembly

  The three-time incumbent of the 61st District of California Jose Medina was re-elected to the California Assembly. He defeated challenger Hector Diaz (R- Moreno Valley). Medina was initially elected to the Assembly in 2012 in the...