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The fifth installment of the democracy it is! series focuses on the core principles of a democracy, such as free speech, a free press, a fair judiciary, and self government through the following stories:
Mayor Kyle Corbin — Kyle Corbin is the 18 year old mayor of Union, Oregon. A write-in candidate who works part time and attends college, Kyle seeks to improve civility and business conditions in his hometown.
Teen Courts — Teens that commit minor infractions are judged by a jury of their peers in order to keep their arrest off their permanent record. Learn more about Teen Courts in Wisconsin (PDF)
Shape of Voice — This youth-run newspaper from Santa Barbara, California, deals with issues that directly affect young people in today’s world. Shape of Voice hopes to have a positive impact not only on youth, but also the entire community.