Voter Issues 2016

A Donald Trump piñata is tossed around among Richmond High School students during a protest on Nov. 9. Photo by Angeline Bernabe.

While the nation swings right, Richmond swings left

As the Republican Party swept into power nationally and the country watched its politics become more conservative overnight a week ago, Richmond had one of its most progressive elections ever—passing a rent control measure and...
Emotions ran high as students began to proceed down Cutting Blvd. in Richmond. Photo by Angeline Bernabe.

Richmond High students take to the streets to protest Trump’s presidential win

On Wednesday afternoon, one day after Donald Trump was elected as the 45th president of the United States, a group of Richmond High School seniors walked out of school in protest, marching to City Hall...
Organizers call for peaceful protest outside City Hall as students from Richmond High and other area schools walkout against a Trump presidency. Photo by Angeline Bernabe.

High school students take to Richmond streets, protesting a Trump presidency

High school students across the East Bay walked out of class Wednesday and marched in protest of Donald Trump's election, carrying signs and chanting. In Richmond, students from Leadership Public Schools, Kennedy High School and...
Richmond residents watch Donal Trump become elected as U.S. President at the Up and Under Bar in Point Richmond. Bay Area native Shannon Pucker said, ""It feels like the end of the world. Like a huge, dark cloud is covering America. You ever see that movie Independence Day? It's like that. I feel like my soul hurts." Photo by Alex Orlando.

Richmond reacts to Trump victory

After a major upset, Donald Trump has won the Presidential election. Richmond residents and candidates at campaign headquarters and election-watching parties tonight said they were disturbed by Trump’s victory and the implications of his presidency...