Tuesday, November 6, 2012
A collection of Instragram images creates a mosaic of people headed to the polls, supporting their candidates, and "celebrating" Election Day around the Twin Cities.
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Armstrong's Social Studies Department Chair said that a mock election helps students see how easy voting is, and encourages them to vote when they're old enough.
The morning of Nov. 6 was busy for Golden Valley's eight polling locations. But Plymouth's Robbinsdale Armstrong High School was also bustling with activity. Beginning at 7:30 the mock polls opened up in the high school's resource center and students streamed in to cast their vote. In total, social studies staff hopes to see 90 percent of Armstrong's student population vote in the pretend election today. While students are not required to vote, all high schoolers spent part of their social studies class period voting. "A mock election really fosters civic engagement at a young age," Social Studies Department Chair Erica Gullickson said. "It simulates the actual voting experience and shows the students that voting is easy and not cumbersome…
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Golden Valley residents came out in drones early this morning to vote in the 2012 general election. From City Hall to Meadowbrook Elementary School, early risers made a point to hit the polls before work. Do you have a photo of you, or someone you know, with an "I Voted" sticker? Proudly share it with your community here. Just click the Upload Photos button.
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Monday, November 5, 2012
A look at articles published by Patch about gay marriage and Minnesota's marriage amendment.
There's no hiding it. Golden Valley residents have been talking about the marriage amendment for quite some time, and Patch has been listening. Here is a listing of stories that Golden Valley Patch has published about the issue. Don't forget to check back with Patch to find out if the amendment passes.