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Posted on Feb 21, 2019 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

A Vote on the Green New Deal Last week, Election Central brought you details of the proposed Green New Deal, an ambitious plan to fight climate change introduced by Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY) and Sen. Ed Markey (MA). In a nutshell, the plan is a nonbinding resolution that would require a complete overhaul of […]

Trump Declares National Emergency

Trump Declares National Emergency

Posted on Feb 20, 2019 in Top Stories | No Comments

Last Friday marked the end of the negotiating period between the White House and Congress about funding for Trump’s border wall between the United States and Mexico. If no compromise was reached by Friday, the federal government would once again face a partial shutdown. In the days leading up to Friday, however, it looked like […]

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Posted on Feb 14, 2019 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Washington State Battles Measles Outbreak While most Americans receive vaccinations against measles and other potentially deadly diseases while they are still babies, there are some families who choose not to participate in this program. As a result, there is currently a severe outbreak of measles–a disease which was once officially declared to no longer be […]

State of the Union Recap

State of the Union Recap

Posted on Feb 12, 2019 in United States | No Comments

Last Thursday evening, Donald Trump delivered his annual State of the Union Address from the House of Representatives. The speech was broadcast live on national television, and millions of Americans tuned in to watch. While supporters praised the president’s message of bipartisanship and the importance of coming together across the political aisle, critics pointed out […]

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Posted on Feb 5, 2019 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Power Company to Blame for California Wildfires Last December, btw brought you the story of the recent California wildfire, the Camp Fire, that was more deadly than California’s other seven worst wildfires combined. The Camp Fire killed at least 86 people, destroyed roughly 18,500 structures, and nearly leveled the town of Paradise, California. Now, the […]

AFTER THE FACT: Jackie Robinson

AFTER THE FACT: Jackie Robinson

Posted on Feb 4, 2019 in After the Fact | No Comments

January 31, 2019, marked what would have been the 100th birthday of baseball legend Jackie Robinson. To celebrate the occasion, the Museum of the City of New York has created an exhibit in Robinson’s honor called “In the Dugout with Jackie Robinson: An Intimate Portrait of a Baseball Legend.” The exhibit features photographs and other […]

A New Flag for Mississippi?

A New Flag for Mississippi?

Posted on Jan 30, 2019 in Current Events | No Comments

Mississippi’s state flag has long been a source of controversy. Why? Mississippi’s is the only U.S. state flag that still incorporates an image of the Confederate battle flag. (Georgia’s originally contained the Confederate flag as well, but the state adopted a new design in 2003.) While some argue that the flag honors the state’s history, […]

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Posted on Jan 29, 2019 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Crisis in Venezuela United States citizens may consider elections to be stressful and sometimes controversial events. But Venezuela is facing a potentially violent crisis in the aftermath of its own presidential elections last week. The country’s sitting president, Nicolas Maduro, has refused to recognize top vote-getter, leader of the National Assembly Juan Guaido, claiming election […]

New Plan(t) to Fight Climate Change?

New Plan(t) to Fight Climate Change?

Posted on Jan 25, 2019 in Science and Technology, Top Stories | No Comments

The battle against climate change may feel overwhelming at times. But a company called Northwest Innovation Works LLC has come up with a plan that it thinks could help: building a new clean-energy plant in the Pacific Northwest. Here, btw takes a closer look at the proposal, the possible benefits, and some of the criticism […]

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Posted on Jan 24, 2019 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Barr Faces Senate Hearing Donald Trump has chosen a replacement for Jeff Sessions, who resigned from his job as attorney general in November. His pick is William Barr, who served as attorney general from 1991 to 1993 under the George H.W. Bush administration. Barr has also been a private attorney and served in the CIA […]