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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2


Marijuana may become decriminalized in Kent, but not on campus

Gavin Mitten Reporter March 1, 2022

The Kent Police Department would not acknowledge the Sensible Marihuana Ordinance if it passed. Sensible Kent, part of the statewide Sensible Movement Coalition, has a proposed ordinance that would...

Early voting in Ohio: What you need to know to cast a ballot

Maria McGinnis Features editor October 31, 2020

With Election Day less than a week away, time is ticking for voters to carry out their voting plans and make sure their ballots are cast correctly and on time.Registered Ohioans have three options to cast...

Coronavirus task force member Dr. Anthony Fauci (right), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Robert Redfield (left) and other top government health officials will testify before a Senate Committee on June 30, 2020 on the latest efforts by the US government to contain the pandemic.

Fauci warns Congress that new US coronavirus cases could rise to 100,000 a day

(CNN) -- Coronavirus task force member Dr. Anthony Fauci issued a stark warning on Tuesday to lawmakers on Capitol Hill, telling them he wouldn't be surprised if the US sees new cases of coronavirus...

A sample ballot for the Ohio primary election. 

Updates in Ohio’s primary election: How to get an absentee ballot and still vote

Jenna Borthwick TV2 news director March 28, 2020

The Ohio General Assembly approved a plan Wednesday to extend absentee voting for the 2020 primary election until April 28 and eliminate most in-person voting.Lawmakers overruled Secretary of State Frank...

Rec to be open for election Tuesday, local polling stations moved over coronavirus

Rachel Karas General assignment reporter Paige Bennett General assignment editor March 12, 2020

The Beverly J. Warren Student Recreation and Wellness Center will be open on Tuesday, March 17 for voting. Kent State closed the Rec in light of its decision to suspend face-to-face classes over the coronavirus....

Percentages displayed indicate the voting rate in both undergraduate and graduate students enrolled. 

Recent report says voting rate among students has increased

Chris Ramos Reporter February 24, 2020

In a study conducted by the National Study of Learning, Voting and Engagement that compared 2014 and 2018 voter rates, Kent State's rates have more than doubled. The findings report that was released...

Inside Ohio’s 2020 Primary Election

Aaron McDade Guest Reporter February 2, 2020

With the voter registration deadline for the Ohio primary election less than one month away on Feb. 18, the primary election is on the horizon. In total, Ohio voters will have 12 candidates to choose from...

The three flags in the center of campus wave as a reminder of patriotism.

How to approach voter registration and Election Day

Madisyn Woodring Reporter January 29, 2020

Even though voter turnout in the 2018 election for ages 18 to 29 increased to 36 percent it was still lower than all other age groups that year, according to Census data.According to political science...

Ralph Kletzien (right) of Kent, Ohio, turns in his ballot and receives an “I voted” sticker at the Kent United Church of Christ polling station Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017.

Kent voters have mixed reactions to election results

Rachel Duthie November 8, 2017

Despite the low turnout, those who did show up to vote in Tuesday’s 2017 general election decided for or against a handful of controversial issues on the ballot.The voter turnout in Portage County for...

Board of Elections moves two Aurora City polling locations

Nicholas Hunter November 6, 2017

The Portage County Board of Elections moved two polling locations in Aurora City for the general election Tuesday, Nov. 7.“Voters from Aurora City 2-A, 2-B, 4-A and 4-B originally scheduled to vote at...

Unopposed races in the Portage County election

Jacob Runnels March 9, 2016

With the Portage County primary elections on March 15, there are six Democratic candidates running unopposed for county positions.The county positions Republicans aren’t running for include: coroner;...

Ohio Primary

What to do before voting in the Ohio primary

Mitch Felan Political Correspondent March 6, 2016

After weeks of following the endless coverage of national caucuses and primaries, one of the nation’s biggest swing state competitions, the Ohio primary, will take place March 15.Voting for primaries...

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