Year in Review: National News

Year in Review: National News

Posted by on Dec 30, 2016 in Year in Review | No Comments

As another year winds down, btw takes a look at the national news stories that dominated headlines in 2016. Presidential Election Of course, the main national story this year was the presidential election in November. btw and Election Central were with you every step of the contentious election season, from ongoing disagreements over voting rights to […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Oct 13, 2016 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Hurricane Matthew Slams U.S. Coast Hurricane Matthew made landfall in the U.S. late last week. It lingered along the coast for four days, bringing heavy rain and wind before finally heading back out to sea on Sunday, when it was downgraded to a post-tropical cyclone. Residents in Florida, Georgia, Virginia, and the Carolinas all suffered […]

Tightening Poll Numbers

Tightening Poll Numbers

Posted by on Sep 22, 2016 in Current Events, United States | No Comments

This week, over on the Election Central Web site we examine the narrowing poll numbers in the race to the White House between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Hillary had a big lead at the end of the summer, but the gap has significantly narrowed in recent weeks. Why might that be the case? The […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Jul 14, 2016 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

GOP Comes to the CLE In another week, the nation will be knee-deep in coverage about the Republican National Convention. But what is already happening in preparation for next week? Perhaps the highest profile news regarding the convention is the official nomination. Despite the fact that Donald J. Trump is the presumptive nominee for the GOP, […]

What So Proudly We Hail: A Look at Independence Day

What So Proudly We Hail: A Look at Independence Day

So you probably celebrated the recent July 4th by engaging in one of the following activities—wearing red, white and/or blue; consuming vast amounts of cookout food; and, of course, fireworks. You know the general reason for the day, but btw is going to help out by filling in some more of the details. Celebration of […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Apr 29, 2016 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Prince Dies If you are on social media, or simply paying attention at all in the past couple of weeks, you are likely quite aware that the musician named Prince died. Tributes to the musician in the shape of massive dance parties across the country, cover songs by famous musicians on tours, and clips of the […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Apr 17, 2016 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Trump Campaign Manager Charged Last month Corey Lewandowski, Donald Trump’s campaign manager, was charged with one count of “simple battery.” The charge stems from an incident at a March campaign rally in Jupiter, Florida. A reporter named Michelle Fields was allegedly asking Trump a question in a crowd of people and was grabbed and shoved […]

The Fierce Urgency of Now: Obama In Cuba

The Fierce Urgency of Now: Obama In Cuba

Posted by on Apr 5, 2016 in Top Stories | No Comments

It’s been more than a year since btw brought you news of President Obama’s announcement of the U.S. foreign policy shift regarding our neighbor, Cuba. Last month, the president and his family made a three-day visit that marked the first time an American president has set foot on the island in nearly 90 years. (The […]

Happy 100, National Parks!

Happy 100, National Parks!

Last year, more than 305 million people visited a national park or monument across the U.S. Made up of a collective 84 million acres, they are the National Park Service (NPS), a federal agency tasked with both preserving the land and making it accessible to visitors. In honor of its 100 years, we take a […]

Home From Space!

Home From Space!

Posted by on Mar 16, 2016 in Top Stories | No Comments

Last year, btw brought you news of the launch of the longest-ever consecutive space mission. The two-man mission was made up of Russian Cosmonaut, Mikhail Komiyenko and American Scott Kelly. They were gone for nearly a year (340 days), traveled a total of 143,846,525 miles (circling the earth 5,440 times), and return-landed via parachute in […]