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YOU DECIDE: Voting Rights for Ex-Criminals?
Jan 16, 2019

YOU DECIDE: Voting Rights for Ex-Criminals?

In November, Florida voters approved Amendment 4, a ballot initiative that, for the first time, allows Florida residents with felony records to vote. According to the new amendment, anyone who has completed their prison sentence is eligible to vote, though people who have been convicted of murder or felony sex offenses still are not. The […]

Stuff YOU Should Know
Jan 15, 2019

Stuff YOU Should Know

Border Security: A National Emergency? The federal government shutdown is now the longest in our nation’s history. The government has shut down because the president is demanding $5.7 billion from Congress in order to build a wall along the U.S. southern border and Congressional Democrats are refusing to sign off on it. So now, to end […]

Warren 2020?
Jan 10, 2019

Warren 2020?

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web site discusses Senator Elizabeth Warren’s early entry into the upcoming presidential election contest. With the 2018 midterm elections just two months behind us, it may seem early to start thinking ahead to the 2020 presidential election. But that’s not the case for Democrats, who have barely […]

Stuff YOU Should Know
Jan 9, 2019

Stuff YOU Should Know

Brazil’s New President The new year brought more than just confetti in Brazil, where Jair Bolsonaro was sworn in as president on January 1. Bolsonaro, 63, is a far-right-wing conservative. Though he is a retired army captain and congressman, he has no previous experience in the executive branch. In fact, he has often been called […]

Federal Government Shutdown Continues
Jan 8, 2019

Federal Government Shutdown Continues

You’ve probably heard about the partial government shutdown that’s been going on since December 20. And with good reason: it’s one of the longest-running federal government shutdowns in history. But what does it really mean when the federal government shuts down? Who is impacted? And how soon will it be re-opened again? What Exactly Is […]

Veterans Battle for Care
Jan 2, 2019

Veterans Battle for Care

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web site update you on a problem veterans are facing from the Department of Veterans Affairs. Most Americans agree that those who fight for our country deserve respect and support upon their return. In fact, the VA–or the United States Department of Veteran Affairs— exists for this […]

A New Threat to “Obamacare”
Dec 24, 2018

A New Threat to “Obamacare”

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web site explains a recent legal challenge to the Obama era Affordable Care Act health care legislation. By now, you’ve probably heard a lot about the Affordable Care Act–also known as the ACA, or “Obamacare.” It’s one of the most hotly-contested issues the country faces today, as […]

Michael Cohen Sentenced
Dec 19, 2018

Michael Cohen Sentenced

Back in August, Election Central brought you the story of the arrest of Michael D. Cohen, Donald Trump’s former personal attorney. At that time, Cohen pleaded guilty to violating campaign finance law, several counts of tax evasion, and one count of bank fraud. On December 12, he was sentenced to three years in prison. Here, […]

The President vs the Sage-Grouse
Dec 18, 2018

The President vs the Sage-Grouse

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web site examines the impact of some Trump Administration environmental goals on western animal fauna. On December 6, the Department of the Interior announced a proposal to open up millions of acres in the Western United States for mining, drilling, and other resource extraction. This should come […]

Stuff YOU Should Know
Dec 13, 2018

Stuff YOU Should Know

Fishermen vs. Fossil Fuels While there is a great deal of proof that fossil fuel emissions have dire consequences for the environment–including contributing to climate change–oil, gas, and coal companies have been causing other environmental impacts as well–according to some in the fishing industry. Last month a group of fishermen in California and Oregon, called […]