Category: Local Politics

UnMasking Kids is Right
February 11, 2022 Local Politics,Op-Ed,RNHA News Articles Natalie Beisner

Two weeks ago, during a press conference, New York Governor Kathy Hochul was asked “whether the state has a particular number [for removing the statewide mask mandate]–whether that be test positivity rates or hospitalization rates,” or whether the state was “playing it by ear.” Hochul insisted it was not the latter, that the state would
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Unvaccinated Tennis Star denied entry into Australia
February 7, 2022 Latest,Local Politics,RNHA News Articles Alexander Carmenaty

COVID-19 Vaccine mandates in international sports: Unvaccinated Tennis Star denied entry into Australia despite the exemption. To begin the new year, the Australian Open is the first major tennis tournament of the Grand Slam season. With four grand slams tournaments (Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon, and US Open) being played every calendar year, the Australian
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Teen Suicide Skyrockets during the Covid Lockdowns
January 30, 2022 Local Politics,RNHA News Articles Robert Cross

According to an article by Very Well Mind,  the American College Health Association reported that suicide rates tripled since 1950 among students ages 15-24. The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) states that the 10th leading cause of death in the United States of America is suicide. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, suicide claimed 47,500 lives in
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The SCOTUS Commission Report
January 17, 2022 Local Politics,RNHA News Articles Skyler Blalock

Last April the RNHA covered the Biden administration’s pronouncement of their Commission on the Supreme Court (Commission); a campaign promise meant to address the Court reform debate following the polarizing confirmation of Justice Amy Coney Barrett. This Commission identified, where possible, recommendations to improving the institutional functionality and public perception of the high Court. The
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Joe Manchin kills Biden’s Build Back Better Agenda
January 2, 2022 Local Politics,RNHA News Articles Alexander Carmenaty

Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) after months of contemplating whether he would support President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better Act, Machin officially announced he will not the support the plan while on Fox News. This conclusion ends the negotiations on Bidens’ proposed legislation. The Build Back Better agenda is a massive social spending bill that he has
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Justice Gorsuch & Originalism
December 23, 2021 Local Politics,Op-Ed,RNHA News Articles Skyler Blalock

The topic of originalism as a judicial philosophy blossomed during the political foray which was the confirmation battle of Republican Senators to appoint 10th Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Neil M. Gorsuch to fill the seat of the late Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, Antonin Scalia, in 2017. Oftentimes, Senate Democrats will opine on
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A Decline in Marijuana Use by Students in 2021
December 22, 2021 Latest,Local Politics,RNHA News Articles Robert Cross

A recent trend in research shows students marijuana use decreased in the United States, since the early 2000s. In 2016, teen marijuana use went from 47% in the 1970s to 44%. According to the CDC, in 2019 the percent of students that reported marijuana use dropped to 37% with 225 still using marijuana in the
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Data Proves That White Privilege is a Myth
December 4, 2021 Local Politics,RNHA News Articles Paul Lott

If America is racist, why is it that if you were born white and poor between 1959 and 2018, you were 3 times more likely to remain poor than a black child born in the same period? Let that sink in for a minute. Though not as dramatic, a white child born in America also
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Interview with Nelson Jarrin, Texas House
November 3, 2021 Local Politics,RNHA News Articles RNHA NEWS

What role does the office you are seeking play in securing Texas’s Southern border? If elected, what steps would you take to enhance border security within the scope of your position?  America is a proud nation of immigrants, but we are also a nation of laws, and a secure border is essential to our national
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Americans Were never Racist
November 3, 2021 Local Politics,Op-Ed Paul Lott

My son had a really close Asian friend named Chris. One day, a bunch of white kids decided to start a fight with Chris and my son. Chris took a martial arts pose. The trouble-making kids got nervous and left. After those kids left, Chris and my son came home and told me the story.
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