Malik Evans on the high road

In his bid to unseat incumbent Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren, City Council member Malik Evans aims to focus on “building bridges” and not respond to political attacks. He has four and a half months to prove it’s a winning strategy.

A hopeful beginning

More than 80 percent of Rochester Beacon readers who took part in a poll following Joe Biden’s inauguration said they are somewhat or very confident the new president will be a unifying leader.

Morelle: ‘History will judge us’

Monroe County’s Democratic representative on Capitol Hill says impeachment is necessary because “Donald Trump’s actions and rhetoric clearly demonstrate that he is unfit for the presidency.”

Capitol riot lays bare GOP rift

When the leader of Monroe County Republicans disavowed the violence of the pro-Trump mob, his statement drew fire from many who insist the presidential election was stolen.

Storming of the Capitol

Local representatives condemn the pro-Trump mob that assaulted the halls of Congress during the joint session to officially count Electoral College votes confirming Joe Biden’s victory. Biden’s election was ratified in the early morning hours.

A stark political divide

In the wake of Tuesday’s presidential election, whose outcome is still unclear, 82 percent of respondents to a Rochester Beacon poll say they are “very concerned” about the nation’s polarization.