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Stuff YOU Should Know
Jan 23, 2020

Stuff YOU Should Know

A Nation at War? Congress Wants a Say Last week, btw brought you a closer look at the escalating tensions between the U.S. and Iran. Now, Congress is trying to dial back that tension and avoid war by putting a limit on some of the president’s war-related powers. Introduced by Virginia Senator Tim Kaine, the […]

Environmental Injustice
Jan 22, 2020

Environmental Injustice

Earlier this week, our nation celebrated the memory of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. For many, Monday was a day to consider race relations in our country today, and how they have changed (or not) since Dr. King’s time. One issue that is still linked to racial inequality today is housing. Where […]

Video Coverage: The Impeachment Trial
Jan 22, 2020

Video Coverage: The Impeachment Trial

The Election Central Web site is providing video coverage of the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump. You can follow this link to watch the Senate video once proceedings begin. Each day of the trial, the Election Central post will be updated with additional video as it goes live.

ERA . . . Yes?
Jan 16, 2020

ERA . . . Yes?

This week’s story update on Election Central checks in on the possibility of the states finally passing the Equal Rights Amendment. Nearly 100 years ago, the Equal Rights Amendment was first proposed, offering women “equality of rights under the law.” The problem? The ERA was never ratified. Four generations later, however, the amendment is making […]

Stuff YOU Should Know
Jan 15, 2020

Stuff YOU Should Know

California Tackles Homelessness Crisis Widespread homelessness can sometimes feel like an impossible problem to solve. But in the wake of receiving a troubling report from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently, the governor of California has decided to make a bold attempt at tackling his state’s homelessness problem: by declaring a […]

Tensions Escalate Between U.S. and Iran
Jan 14, 2020

Tensions Escalate Between U.S. and Iran

During the Trump administration there has been a worsening of the relationship between the U.S. and Iran. But in the past several weeks, the tensions between the two nations have escalated rapidly. What events led the nation here, and what might this mean for U.S.-Iran relations in the future? A Long Buildup On December 27, […]

Update on Impeachment Aftermath
Jan 9, 2020

Update on Impeachment Aftermath

This week’s story update on Election Central looks ahead to what happens next following the impeachment of Donald Trump. On December 18, 2019, the House of Representatives voted to impeach Donald Trump. Then the holidays happened, and then escalating tensions with Iran began to take over the most recent headlines. So, what’s happening right now […]

YOU DECIDE: Controversial Monuments
Jan 8, 2020

YOU DECIDE: Controversial Monuments

You may remember the 2017 tragedy in Charlottesville, Virginia, when an anti-racism protestor was killed by a white supremacist. That incident began over the city’s attempt to remove a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee. Afterwards, the country began to debate the role of controversial historical monuments in our public spaces. Hundreds of statues, […]

Stuff YOU Should Know
Jan 6, 2020

Stuff YOU Should Know

Boeing Grounds Faulty Planes You may remember the two major fatal airline crashes that occurred in the last couple of years: one into the Java Sea in October 2018, and the other in Ethiopia in March 2019. Together, these two crashes took 346 lives. Both planes were the same type: the Boeing 737 Max jetliner. […]

Trump is Impeached
Dec 19, 2019

Trump is Impeached

Wednesday evening, December 19, 2019, Donald J. Trump–the 45th president of the United States became the third president impeached by the House of Representatives. Trump joins Andrew Johnson (1868) and Bill Clinton (1998) in this less-than-desirable group. (Richard Nixon resigned from the executive office in 1974 before he could be officially impeached.) It has been […]