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First-Time Voters Say They’ll Be Back, Despite Toxic Election and Ballot Confusion

Posted November 19, 2016 by Hannah Esqueda

“I’ve always wanted to vote and help pick the president,” says Alex Salas, an 18-year-old senior at Golden Valley High School in Merced. “It means a lot to me and I’m excited to be able to pick the person that I believe should run our country.”

Salas is a member of the city’s Youth Council, a youth counterpart to the Merced City Council. He says that while he’s disappointed with the Republican win, he still believes in the importance of exercising his right to vote.

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Poll: Majority of Californians Value the Coast, Even as They Move Farther From It

Posted November 18, 2016 by We'Ced

Time, cost and transportation were among the barriers cited by respondents. The Field Poll also found that African Americans were among those less likely to visit the coast, with 33 percent saying they visit less than once a year and citing an inability to swim as the key factor. Families earning more than $60,000 were also more likely to visit more often than families earning less than $40,000.

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#IfICouldVote: Looking to the next wave of youth voters

Posted November 7, 2016 by Hannah Esqueda

Part of the problem is indifference, said 16-year-old Cheng Vang, a student at Buhach Colony High School in Atwater. While this election cycle has been full of turmoil and drama, many of his friends and classmates don’t regularly follow politics and therefore don’t feel a personal connection to any of the issues on the ballot.

If the voting age were lowered to 16, however, Vang said youth would be more likely to pay attention and start forming consistent voting habits.

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We’Ced Weighs In: 13th and the Road to Mass Incarceration

Posted October 31, 2016 by We'Ced

Modern incarceration has become a privatized business due to the 13th Amendment. However, mass incarceration is just a fancy term for a modern day slave trade that produces JCPenney clothing and vanity plates for the DMV. Today’s world activists are being arrested and killed, just as people were in the 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s. If we are to follow Trump’s perfect America, we will fall back into the hatred-filled time of the 60’s.

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Parents air concerns, hopes for LCAP funding in Merced City School District

Posted October 19, 2016 by Hannah Esqueda

LCFF goals include increasing student test scores and English comprehension, providing clean, safe and secure learning environments and increasing parent participation. Parents are also supposed to have a say in how local schools carry out their LCAP, a goal Corchado and other local advocates say is essential for Merced families.

“All the parents we work with have always wanted to participate in their kids education. They’ve always wanted to get involved in the school but they just didn’t know how,” she said.

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