Saturday, November 22, 2014     Volume: 15, Issue: 37
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Is Prop 47 (reduces charges for nonviolent crimes like drug possession) good or bad?

Terrible. It will make crime worse.
Necessary. We need to reduce inmate populations.
Good. Drug possession shouldn't result in jail time.
Bad. Criminals need to be punished.

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Local basketball player accepts a full-ride to Stanford

During a basketball game, the versatile 6-foot-7 Cameron Walker might check the clock to determine what kind of play he needs to call next. On Nov. 12, the 17-year-old Ernest Righetti High School varsity basketball player was off the court when he checked the clock for a much bigger play. He sat between his parents in the high school’s College and Career Center surrounded by coaches, teammates, and news cameras, as... [ Read More ]