An Important FIRST STEP

An Important FIRST STEP

Posted on Feb 19, 2019 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web site updates you on the Trump administration’s FIRST STEP Act. The United States has the highest rate of incarceration in the world. More than 2.1 million people are currently behind bars, a disproportionate number of them people of color. Moreover, many prisoners face inhuman conditions such […]

The Green New Deal

The Green New Deal

Posted on Feb 13, 2019 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web site updates you on the building debate over the Green New Deal legislative proposal. According to a recent report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, if world emissions continue at their current rate, the Earth will face a 1.5- to 2-degree Celsius warming between the […]

Voters Challenged in Texas

Voters Challenged in Texas

Posted on Feb 7, 2019 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web site updates you on the ongoing concerns (or lack thereof) about voters identities in Texas Shortly after he was elected to the presidency in 2016, Donald Trump began complaining publicly about voter fraud. According to him, hundreds of thousands of people had cast ballots illegally and […]

Federal Government: Open for Business!

Federal Government: Open for Business!

Posted on Jan 31, 2019 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web site has some good news! The month-long federal government shutdown is over . . . for now. Last Friday, the White House agreed to temporarily reopen the federal government, putting to an end the longest government shutdown in American history. But it may not be too […]

#WomensWave

#WomensWave

Posted on Jan 26, 2019 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web site describes the return of protesting, marching women to the nation’s capital city. On Saturday, January 19, over 100,000 women from across the United States flooded Washington, D.C. for the second anniversary of the original Women’s March on Washington. At the same time, sister marches took […]

Trump Addresses the Nation

Trump Addresses the Nation

Posted on Jan 17, 2019 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web site discusses President Trump’s continued comments on the ongoing government shutdown. The central focus of the president’s speech was the need for border security. He explained that the federal government had shut down because Democrats have refused to allocate enough money in the budget for adequate […]

Warren 2020?

Warren 2020?

Posted on Jan 10, 2019 in Current Events | No Comments

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 […]

Veterans Battle for Care

Veterans Battle for Care

Posted on Jan 2, 2019 in Current Events | No Comments

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”

A New Threat to “Obamacare”

Posted on Dec 24, 2018 in Current Events | No Comments

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 […]

The President vs the Sage-Grouse

The President vs the Sage-Grouse

Posted on Dec 18, 2018 in Current Events | No Comments

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 […]