Election 2016

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A polling station at Richmond High. Photo by Angeline Bernabe.

Contra Costa health care professionals worry about what a Trump presidency will mean for those with federally funded health insurance.

Staff at the RYSE Youth Center embrace during a Post-Election Gathering at the center. Photo by Angeline Bernabe.

The mood was somber at the RYSE Youth Center on Wednesday, following news of Donald Trump’s presidential win.

Liz Masterson, a registered nurse, votes Yes on Prop 61 in Richmond. Photo by Julia Vassey

Polls had predicted a tight race, but in the end the the drug price-control measure Proposition 61 was defeated statewide—although in Contra Costa County 51 percent of voters approved it.

Emotions ran high as students began to proceed down Cutting Blvd. in Richmond. Photo by Angeline Bernabe.

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 and briefly stalling traffic on the I-80.

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 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 High School walked to City Hall, shutting down traffic on MacDonald Avenue along the way.

Richmond High School is just one of the schools in the West Contra Costa Unified School District that is supported by parcel tax-generated funds. Photo by Marian Davidson.

The West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) will retain a vital source of revenue, thanks to voter approval of a parcel tax extension that will generate millions of dollars annually for the school system.

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