Tuesday, May 3, 2016     Volume: 30, Issue: 40
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Weekly Poll
How much do you think large monetary contributions to campaigns can sway elected officials?

Way too much; it’s seriously time to big take money out of politics.
Enough to reevaluate campaign finance laws and how they impact our political system.
Maybe a little; but in the end they still must answer to voters.
Not a concern; it’s how things work, and any serious candidate must stack some chips.

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What is your farewell to Prince?


Gio Espinosa

Gio Espinosa

Bello Mundo Cafe employee

“Thanks for the funky lifestyle.”

Cyd Scarpella

Cyd Scarpella

Beverly’s sales associate

“We loved his music and we’ll miss him. I think he was one of the bests; I actually like him better than Michael Jackson.”

Karen Powers

Karen Powers

business owner

“Thank you for all the amazing music you brought into our lives. We’ll miss you dearly, but you’re in heaven and you’ll rejoice there with others.”

Gabriel Olivarria

Gabriel Olivarria

Boo Boo Records clerk

“Thank you for not only music, but also for being like an icon and pushing all the boundaries.”