Historic Night: Trump Wins the Presidency

BY REMY SEGOVIA Donald J. Trump was elected the forty-fifth president of the United States on Tuesday, defying pre-election polls and prognosticators. Trump garnered 279 electoral votes in what many analysts are describing as a shocking victory for the brash and unconventional candidate. Americans chose Trump, a multimillionaire real-estate mogul and former reality television host, […]

Referendum Question 1-3 Synopsis

BY STEPHEN REID AND ANISA VENNER-JOHNSTON  BANGOR – As of 2 a.m. on Nov. 9, 2016, because of press time, it cannot be determined the outcome of the Maine referendum questions, but prediction results of the questions are in. Questions 1 and 2 are likely to be passed by a small 1-2% margin. Question 3 however is […]

Election Over: Looking Back at the Campaigns

BY REMY SEGOVIA With the election over, it’s time to take a look back at both of the nominees for the two major political parties as well as their campaigns, Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, and Republican nominee Donald J. Trump. Both campaigns had plenty of time in the spotlight. Unfortunately for them, both were covered […]

Legalization of Marijuana on the Ballot

BY TYLER D’AMBROSIO   Medical marijuana has been legal in the state since 1999, but this is the first time that recreational legalization efforts seem to actually be taking hold. 2016 is a good enough year as any for it to finally be legalized as our culture has accepted smoking marijuana as normal. Four states […]

Democrats Gather in Support of Cain

BY LOGAN ROLLINS   BANGOR — On Election Night, local Democrats gathered at the Hilton Garden Inn to support Emily Cain as she challenges Republican incumbent Bruce Poliquin. As the polls closed at 8 p.m., individuals started flowing into the Hilton’s ballroom for the event. By the time Cain arrived, 100 people were waiting with […]

The Right To Bear Arms

BY JACOB PALMIERI   In 1791, when the Bill of Rights was ratified, our Constitution gained its first ten amendments. The 2nd amendment recognizes the right to bear arms: “A well-regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.” […]

Poliquin Maintains Placement in Congress

BY TESSIE MOODY   BANGOR — On a night where history could be made, the Republican party pulled through nationwide and statewide. Republican Rep. Bruce Poliquin won the vote of the Maine people in a close race, remaining in his seat as Representative for Maine’s Second Congressional District. In 2014, he won the election in […]

A Nation Caught By Surprise

BY RORY AMBROSE The 2016 election will forever be remembered as one of the most significant in American history. What made this election special was the heated debates and internet comment wars that this election year spawned. Donald J. Trump threw in his hat on June 16, 2015, declaring his presidential candidacy and proclaimed, “Sadly, […]

Hillary’s Reaction to Trump Win

BY NICHOLAS HONG On Wednesday, Nov. 9, Donald Trump beat Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in a tight presidential race. It put an end to one of the most interesting presidential races that the country has seen. Before the election ended Senator Hillary Clinton sent her staffers home and stated, “There is no path to […]

Voter Turn Out at Cross Center

BY EMMALEE SAVAGE AND KODY THERIAULT BANGOR — The Cross Insurance Center was crawling with anxious voters. Polling started early at 7 a.m. and did not close until 8 p.m. By the time the polls closed, it had amounted to a surprising turnout for the city of Bangor. Crowds flocked into the building after passing many […]