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2020 census aims to count every American

2020 census aims to count every American

Gabriel Kaplan and Noah Orloff

February 6, 2020

Jacquelyn Kramer, an associate planner for the city of St. Louis Park, said she believes it is essential that local communities are involved in the census process through various committees, such as those present in St. Louis Park.  “There are groups called complete count committees and those a...

New city program reaches out to students

Samantha Klepfer

January 28, 2020

As part of her role as Park elections specialist, Cara Luebke said she is running a new civic engagement program to get students more involved in politics. “Last year it was a program called student elections program,” Luebke said. “Now we’re kind of revamping it to be a little bit more focuse...

PCP: Impeachment of President Trump impacts national, local politics

PCP: Impeachment of President Trump impacts national, local politics

January 9, 2020

The House of Representatives impeached President Trump for abuse of power and obstruction of justice Dec. 18, the trial may go to the Senate, according to NBC News.

League of Women Voters creates impact

League of Women Voters creates impact

Sofie Geretz

November 4, 2019

The candidates at the League of Women Voters Candidate Forum exceeded expectations, according to St. Louis Park City Council candidate Nadia Mohamed’s campaign communications manager Carolyn Guddal. “Every candidate performed really well tonight. I think that each one had a unique perspective to...

Nikki Haley speaks in St. Louis Park

Nikki Haley speaks in St. Louis Park

Nebyu Bekele

June 7, 2019

AP European History teacher Jeffrey Cohen shows gratitude about his class getting the chance to hear Nikki Haley speak, and said they were fortunate to have this experience. According to Cohen, 30 AP European History students attended the event May 19 at Beth El Synagogue held for Nikki Haley to speak ab...

Mueller press statement begs for closer examination

Mueller press statement begs for closer examination

Katie Hardie

June 5, 2019

Interestingly enough, President Trump and his mighty band of staffers are still beating around the proverbial bush regarding the alleged Russian interference in the US 2016 election, even now in the face of a formal investigative report.   In a press conference May 29, Mueller spoke out for the first...

Politics too nuanced for Twitter’s platform

Politics too nuanced for Twitter’s platform

Yonah Davis

March 27, 2019

140 characters is insufficient for nuanced political dialogue. Just as text messages do not compare to in-person conversation, short online messages are a disservice to effective communication and ultimately harm progress. Tweets do not always accurately convey the true intent of the speaker. They a...

City adopts ranked-choice voting

City adopts ranked-choice voting

Gabriel Kaplan and Noah Orloff

March 6, 2019

To implement the ranked-choice voting system, the City Council needed all of its members to approve the change, according to St. Louis Park mayor Jake Spano. “The City Council had to vote unanimously in favor otherwise it would not pass,” Spano said. “The Council did vote unanimously, so (rank...

Political dialogue packs a punch

Political dialogue packs a punch

Talia Lissauer, Evie Nelson, and Maddie Schutte

November 2, 2018

Liberal and conservative conversations often result in a losing match for both sides, according to junior Alyscia Thomas. As midterm elections approach she said pressures are high among her peers.

Political informational posters supplied by NTA

Political informational posters supplied by NTA

Katie Hardie

October 5, 2018

The Non-Traditional Academy at Park has released political informational posters over the past week. These posters can be found in the high school cafeteria. According to Non-Traditional Academy (NTA) adviser Debra Skadden, who led the effort of making posters, the activity was supposed to help se...

Updates to Minnesota voter registration salient

Updates to Minnesota voter registration salient

Eli Curran-Moore

April 3, 2018

Many in Minnesota have called for a 1.4 million dollar budget to upgrade the current 14 year-old voter registration system for increased security and efficiency, including Minnesota’s chief election officer, Democratic Secretary of State Steve Simon. The improvements would mostly consist of cyb...

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