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Roenisch, Oppenheim, Saavedra elected to TUHSD board of trustees

Roenisch, Oppenheim, Saavedra elected to TUHSD board of trustees

Benjy Wall-Feng

December 17, 2018


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Cynthia Roenisch, Dan Oppenheim and Kevin Saavedra were elected to the Tamalpais Union High School District (TUHSD) Board of Trustees on Election Day, November 6. The board will be responsible for navigating the district’s current budget crisis, and as a result financial experience was a major focus of the candidates’ campaigns, as...

Frugoli becomes Marin County district attorney

Frugoli becomes Marin County district attorney

Logan Little

December 14, 2018


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Lori Frugoli narrowly beat out Anna Pletcher for Marin County district attorney by a margin of 386 votes, determined on November 30 after more than three weeks of vote counting. Pletcher still has the option to file for a recount, although it is unclear at this time whether or not a recount will take pla...

Measure J passes, implements parcel tax to mitigate district budget crisis

Measure J passes, implements parcel tax to mitigate district budget crisis

Milo Levine and Skye Schoenhoeft

November 28, 2018


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Measure J passed with 74 percent of the vote on Election Day, November 6. According to the official Marin County website, this measure “protects high quality education with local funding that cannot be taken by the state” by implementing a levy of an additional $149 per parcel for four years, on t...

JSA registers students to vote

JSA registers students to vote

Benjy Wall-Feng

October 18, 2018


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Members of JSA went into 25 junior and senior social studies classes on October 15 with the intent of registering or pre-registering students to vote. "We go through our slideshow, we have everyone take out their phones, computers, anything that they can use," junior and JSA president Avery Schoen,...

District attorney election pits inside experience against outside perspective

District attorney election pits inside experience against outside perspective

Benjy Wall-Feng

October 17, 2018


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One of the most contested races in Marin County will be the runoff election for county district attorney between Lori Frugoli and Anna Pletcher on November 6. A June 5 election gave Frugoli and Pletcher 48.9 and 30.6 percent of the vote, respectively, and a third candidate, A.J. Brady, received 20...

Measure J dominates Board of Trustees election

Measure J dominates Board of Trustees election

Leah Fullerton

October 17, 2018


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An election for three open positions on the Tamalpais Union High School District (TUHSD) Board of Trustees will take place on November 6, national Election Day. Current members Laura Anderson, Chuck Ford, and Michael Futterman declined reelection following the end of their four-year terms this year. Cand...

We asked Tam and Redwood students how they would vote in the election. Here are the results.

We asked Tam and Redwood students how they would vote in the election. Here are the results.

Kendall Lafranchi

November 6, 2016


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The Elephant in the Room: Close-mindedness in an Open Community

The Elephant in the Room: Close-mindedness in an Open Community

Sander Lutz & Aaron Newman

October 30, 2012


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Of 290 students randomly polled in a recent Tam News survey, 84.6 percent of those who identified with a political party defined themselves as Democrats, while 7.4 percent classified themselves as Republicans. This political imbalance, while skewed in comparison to the rest of the nation, should come as ...

Election coaxes out Tam conservative views

November 19, 2010


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Tamalpais High School senior Zack Garrison voted in his first election on November 2.  “I do have a Mill Valley bias, but I heard good things about [Jerry Brown] and he sounded like the best candidate,” said Garrison.  “What I heard was that Brown was easy on the whole drug policy issue. Other...

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