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Daniel Hernandez is a 10th grader with striking eyes and a ready smile who is prone to answer questions with a polite “Yes, ma’am.” This young man, who is 16, used to be described as “shy,” but he knows a lot about kayaking: how to set...
Charlene Houchins, seen here as she was about to cast her ballot on Election Day in 2012, has been voting for more than 60 years. Dedicated voters like her make up the majority in the midterms making a “swing” vote unlikely. Photo by...
A Tunisian woman waves her national flag as she shows her ink-stained finger after voting in the country’s first post-revolution parliamentary election in Tunis on Sunday. Tunisians voted in an election seen as pivotal to establishing...
California has increased certain sales taxes to invest in state schools like the University of California – Berkeley. Photo by Charlie Nguyen. State funding for higher education isn’t what it used to be. The fact that most public colleges and...
Rep. John Barrow (D) touts his NRA endorsement in a campaign ad. Barrow must court conservative voters this cycle, distancing himself from the national Democratic Party and President Obama, if he hopes to hold onto his seat. Editor’s Note: All...
A former Wallace Stegner Fellow and a recipient of the Amy Lowell Traveling Scholarship, David Roderick has published two books of poetry. “Blue Colonial,” his debut collection,” won the APR Honickman Prize. Poems from his newest...