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Prop. would reduce prison crowding

With voting season underway, it is important to get involved and vote on the issues that will improve and benefit our public. Proposition 47 will change the lowest-level, nonviolent crimes — such as drug possession for personal use and petty theft under $950 — from felonies to misdemeanors. With these changes, the state could save hundreds of millions of dollars annually, and the savings would... 

Supermajority affects property tax

Supermajority affects property tax
Assistant Professor of Public Administration Soomi Lee demonstrates a graph during her faculty lecture in the President’s Dining Room Monday. Lee’s research focuses on the effect of the supermajority vote requirement for tax increases in California. She earned her doctorate in economics and political science from Claremont Graduate University in 2011. Lee teaches quantitative research methods,... 

Voter ID law is discrimination

Voter ID law is discrimination
Editorial cartoon by Jacob Bogdanoff and Des Delgadaillo The Supreme Court has upheld a Texas law to enforce a photo identification mandate beginning with the Nov. 4 election. The Texas law is the strictest such law in the nation, permitting only certain types of photo ID, such as gun licenses, passports, military ID and driver’s licenses at the polls. This law is apparently designed to prevent voters... 

Gelm examines voters’ tendencies

Gelm examines voters’ tendencies
Professor of Political Science Richard Gelm talks to an audience of students and faculty about the differences between political conservatives and liberals, took questions and talked about his next book during his Monday lecture, “Making American Politics Work: Coping with Fear and Anger, AKA: A Political Self-Help Guide.” Gelm’s talk was part of the La Verne Academy’s weekly faculty lecture... 

Holden delivers state of the state address

Holden delivers state of the state address
Assembly member Chris Holden delivered a state of the state address for the La Verne City Council meeting on Tuesday. Holden shared information on the California drought, the massage therapy act signed by Governor Jerry Brown and kitchen grease theft. Holden and La Verne city council members praised Gov. Jerry Brown’s massage therapy act because it would penalize sex offenders. / photo by Michael... 

Water protection is critical

With groundwater sources across the state sinking by more than a foot a year and reports of wells going dry, the Groundwater Protection Act was finally approved, which is good news. Its effective date, however, is not immediate enough to help address our drought, and is somewhat dependent on various municipal legislative bodies. The legislative package requires water basin managers throughout the state... 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, Support the troops – when will the slogan become a reality? Recently I saw a three-tour Afghanistan veteran with a sign that said “Veteran – help me find a job.” I watched while hundreds of cars, many with “Support the Troops” bumper stickers and American flag decals on their cars went by. Not one person stopped. My girlfriend and I talked to him – he says this... 

Commentary: Bill Nye the ‘all-of-a-sudden political’ Guy

<i>Commentary</i>: Bill Nye the ‘all-of-a-sudden political’ Guy
Christian Orozco, Web Editor Science is a wonderful tool to determine, question and hypothesize different questions we have about Earth and the universe. This is why we learn about different sciences in grade school all the way up to meeting general education requirements in college. Those who excel in this area of education go on to do wonderful things and discover facts that many of us could not.... 

Paycheck Fairness Act necessary

Last week Republicans failed to push forward the Paycheck Fairness Act for the third time, possibly extending the gender pay gap and further hurting women in the workforce. The Paycheck Fairness Act, approved by the House of Representatives in 2009 and supported by the Obama administration, aims to close the pay gap by many measures, including encouraging employers to comply when workers have grievances... 

Assemblyman supports education

Assemblyman supports education
State Assemblyman and Majority Whip Chris Holden, D-Claremont, spoke about his many political goals and plans including creating public transportation to link the Inland Empire to the Los Angeles International Airport. Holden’s April 11 talk was co-sponsored by the The University of La Verne College Democrats and the Democrats of the Claremont Colleges. / photo by Stephanie Ball Kristine Delgadillo Staff... 
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