Governors and Mayors Fight for the Environment

Governors and Mayors Fight for the Environment

Posted by on Jun 9, 2017 in Current Events | No Comments

This week, over on the Election Central Web site, the main story explains how the United States’ withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accords may not necessarily change the nation’s impact on the environment. On June 1, President Trump withdrew the United States from the Paris Climate Accord, a move which caused concern from Americans and from others around […]

What is the Paris Climate Accord?

What is the Paris Climate Accord?

Posted by on Jun 7, 2017 in Government, United States, World | No Comments

On June 1, President Trump announced that the United States was withdrawing from the historic Paris Climate Accord. Here, we take a look at what the Paris Accord is, how it differs from other, past environmental treaties, and what impact Trump’s decision will have. What is the Paris Accord? The Paris Climate Accord (otherwise known as […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Apr 27, 2017 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

UPDATE: Georgia’s Special Election Back in March, Election Central brought you a look at the hotly-contended congressional special election race in Georgia’s 6th district, and at Jon Ossoff, the 30-year-old Democrat who seemed poised to take a seat that has not gone to a Democrat since the Carter administration. Last Wednesday night’s special election, however, […]

California County Fights Trump’s Order

California County Fights Trump’s Order

Posted by on Mar 2, 2017 in Top Stories | No Comments

On January 25, President Trump issued a statement that cities and counties refusing to comply with his controversial immigration order would be denied federal funding. There are roughly 400 such “sanctuary cities” around the country, all of which have repeatedly refused to question or detain immigrants in compliance with Trump’s immigration policy. Now, Santa Clara […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Feb 24, 2017 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Puzder Steps Down Last Wednesday, Andrew Puzder, President Trump’s pick for labor secretary, withdrew his nomination for the cabinet. Mr. Puzder made the announcement after it became clear that he would not have enough support in the Senate to gain confirmation. Puzder, the CEO of a restaurant chain that includes Hardee’s and Carl Jr’s, has […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Jan 20, 2017 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Changes for Baltimore Police Department In 2015, Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old African American man, was arrested by police in Baltimore, Maryland. During his arrest, he sustained a severe spinal cord injury and died while in custody. Six officers were charged in Gray’s death, yet none were convicted, setting off a widespread wave of protests and […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Jan 13, 2017 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Another Bathroom Bill? Last Thursday, Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick announced the filing of a new bill that would require people in government buildings and public schools to use the bathroom that corresponds to the biological sex assigned to them on their birth certificates, rather than to their gender identity. The proposed “bathroom bill” is […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Dec 22, 2016 in Current Events | No Comments

Cease Fire in Aleppo? Over the past week, American news reports have been full of images of wounded children in the Syrian city of Aleppo. Last Thursday, a tentative cease-fire was reached in the area, which has continued to hold as of late Monday evening. Until this month, Aleppo was the last rebel stronghold in […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Nov 3, 2016 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Bilingual Education Returning to California In 1998, 61 percent of California voters passed Proposition 227, which limited bilingual education in California schools by requiring parents to sign a waiver if they wanted their child to participate in a bilingual program. Next month, however, bilingual education will be back on the ballot again. If Proposition 58 passes, […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Oct 6, 2016 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Self-Driving Chairs? Tired of waiting in long lines at restaurants, concerts, and amusement parks? Thanks to a Japanese car company, you may not have to some time in the future. Nissan has recently developed the ProPilot, a battery-operated chair that automatically follows another chair in front of it along a set path, maintaining a fixed […]