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Trump Tracker: Pioneer updates on America’s president-elect

Trump Tracker: Pioneer updates on America’s president-elect

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

January 25, 2017


Filed under Politics, Showcase

What Happened? On Friday, Donald J. Trump was inaugurated as the 45th president of United States. Here are some of the highlights from the ceremony:   Swearing-In At noon on Jan. 20, Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States by Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts. Trump was jo...

East Bay nursing student uses education at Standing Rock

East Bay nursing student uses education at Standing Rock

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

December 7, 2016


Filed under Features, Showcase

Removing pepper spray from skin with a concoction of baby shampoo and granulated sugar wasn’t quite what third-year Cal State East Bay nursing student Sara Oldershaw had in mind when she decided to volunteer as a medic at the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in North Dakota; but it’s precisel...

Benicia city council votes unanimous ‘no’ on crude oil by rail

Benicia city council votes unanimous ‘no’ on crude oil by rail

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

September 28, 2016


Filed under Metro, Showcase

On any given day, trains can be heard screeching throughout Benicia on the Union Pacific Railroad, transporting industrial materials and automotive parts. A unanimous vote by the city council guaranteed that crude oil will not be riding the rails into the city anytime soon. On Sept. 20, the Benicia City Council unanim...

Transportation plan in ‘uncharted territory’

Transportation plan in ‘uncharted territory’

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

July 13, 2016


Filed under Metro

Benicia residents will have to wait a few more months for a final decision on the Valero refinery’s controversial proposal to transport more than two million gallons of crude oil by train into the city, daily. The three-year-long Crude by Rail initiative is currently awaiting review by the Surface ...

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