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SpaceX Launch Commences Groundbreaking Satellite Program After Eight Years In Development

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket successfully lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base in Lompoc Saturday morning, carrying ten Iridium NEXT satellites into low-Earth orbit.
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Anti-Trump Protests Pick Up in Santa Barbara

Following the numerous protests ignited by Tuesday’s election, almost 2,000 Santa Barbara residents marched through State Street in protest of the new president-elect Donald Trump.
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Local Democrats Sweep Elections

While Republicans win a federal majority, Democrats find their place in California.
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Local Women Gain Power in Government

Despite Hillary’s devastating loss this election, women like Kamala Harris and Joan Hartmann provide a beacon of hope in their respective local elections.
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I.V. Leads Effort as SB Sees 55 Percent Voter Turnout

As of early Wednesday morning, voter turnout was recorded by the Santa Barbara County Elections Office at 55.12 percent.
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Flashback: Election 2012

It was only four years ago when both Isla Vista and UCSB were consumed with this year’s political fervor once again.
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Jill Stein Discusses Dakota Access Pipeline, Environmental Issues at Rally

Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein visited Santa Barbara’s De La Guerra Plaza on Saturday for a morning rally filled with music and environmental activism.
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Isla Vista Divided by Party Politics in Supervisor Race

Although it occupies a little over a square mile, Isla Vista is brimming with over 20,000 UC Santa Barbara students, retirement communities and clusters of longtime residents.
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Vista Point: Exciting Events Happening in Isla Vista This Week

I.V. politics will be popping this week, what with the Third Disrict County Supervisor debate, the push to register at least 13,000 I.V. residents to vote for the November election.
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Concert Seeks End to Gun Violence, Honors Shooting Victims

250 cities in 45 states hosted concerts Sunday to promote “common sense” gun legislation in the wake of shootings and other gun-related deaths.
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Isla Vistans Raise Concerns Against UCSB Construction

UC Santa Barbara’s ongoing construction at the intersection of El Colegio and Storke Roads has sparked concern from many Isla Vistans who believe children will not be safe in the major traffic area.
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Sorority and Isla Vista Pastor Honored by Red Cross

Alpha Delta Pi earned the Lifesaving Blood Hero award for its biannual blood drives, and the Rev. Jon-Stephen Hedges won the Disaster Services Hero Award.
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Bernie Sanders Adds Santa Barbara to California Tour

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders will hold a rally at Santa Barbara City College on Saturday morning.
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Effects of 2015 Oil Spill Persist, Researchers Say

One year later: The Refugio oil spill, which released 80,000 gallons of crude oil onto a shore 15 miles northwest of UCSB, has lasting effects.
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Activists Say Gun Violence is a ‘Profit-Driven Crisis’

Legislators and activists spoke Thursday night at the Marjorie Luke Theatre in Santa Barbara on gun violence in America and what can be done to address the "profit-driven crisis."
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