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Janice Simmons-Mortiner (back middle) and Sara Moore (right) oversee a polling worker giving a man his ballot at the Kent Free Library on Nov. 8. They are both voting location managers at this precinct.

Kent Library serves as one of many polling locations

Kaitlyn Finchler, Digital Content Manager November 8, 2022

With only a few hours left to vote, the polling managers and workers are gearing up for the next three hours. At the Kent Library, located at 312 W. Main St., Ohio voters can head up to the second floor...

Democratic Rep. Tim Ryan, left, and Republican J.D. Vance debated Monday night in Ohio.

Five takeaways from Ohio’s US Senate debate

Dan Merica, CNN October 13, 2022

(CNN) -- The debate between Democrat Tim Ryan and Republican J.D. Vance in Ohio's closer-than-expected Senate contest began with a testy exchange on the economy and quickly devolved from there into a contentious...

AOC and the designer of the dress, Aurora James, getting ready before the Met Gala. 

OPINION: AOC did everything right in Met Gala appearance

Hannah Keil Opinion writer September 26, 2021

The Met Gala has officially come and gone, and people have had mixed opinions about everything that went on. Critics say nobody was on theme, some attendees should not have been invited, and other random...


Dr. Amy Acton leaves nonprofit to explore run for US Senate

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Dr. Amy Acton, the former state health director who became the face of Ohio's early pandemic response, has stepped down from her nonprofit position to “carefully explore” running...

Senator Rand Paul, seen here on Capitol Hill January 30, 2020, in Washington, DC, will force a test vote to gauge the Republican support for Trump impeachment trial.

Rand Paul calls impeachment ‘dead on arrival’ after most Republicans signal that trial is unconstitutional

Clare Foran and Manu Raju, CNN January 26, 2021

(CNN) -- The Senate tabled an effort by Sen. Rand Paul Tuesday to force a vote on the constitutionality of former President Donald Trump's impeachment trial, but the vote offered an indicator for how Republican...

The Latest: Biden calls on Americans to overcome their divisions

AP January 20, 2021

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Joe Biden's presidential inauguration (all times local):12:10 p.m.President Joe Biden is calling on Americans to overcome their divisions, declaring in his first address...

OPINION: Use your beliefs to form your ideology

Ross McDonnell Opinion writer November 11, 2020

My earliest recollection of anything in the political sphere — besides bits and pieces — came when I was around the age of seven. It was the summer transitioning into the fall, on the national level,...

Mackenzie Burchett gives a presentation during a Planned Parenthood Advocates of Kent State meeting on Feb. 21, 2020. 

What the 2020 election means to sexual violence survivors

Bella Hagey Reporter September 29, 2020

Although sexual violence survivors have dealt with a president with past sexual assault allegations for the past four years, they can only expect the same thing this fall.President Donald Trump, the 2020...

OPINION: Nixon giving up salary misses point of Socialism

Alex Thornhill September 5, 2018

Last week, the two Democratic candidates in the New York gubernatorial election, challenger Cynthia Nixon and incumbent Andrew Cuomo, held their first debate. During the debate, Nixon was asked, since...

John Jancsurak holds up a Gary Johnson sign outside of the United Church of Christ on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016.

Kent State students vote on Election Day

Andrew Atkins November 8, 2016

Kent State students voted to make their voices heard in an election between some of the most controversial candidates in United States history.Outside of Kent State’s Student Recreation and Wellness...

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Opinion: Democratic socialism is not communism

Samantha Karam March 9, 2016

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders refers to himself as a “democratic socialist” and many of his Republican opponents have started calling him a communist in hopes of swaying voters. Sanders’ opponents...

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