Split Decision: Mixed Results in Midterm Election

Split Decision: Mixed Results in Midterm Election

Posted by on Nov 7, 2018 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web site reports on the important takeaways from yesterday national election day results. On Tuesday, voters across the nation cast their ballots for governors, members of Congress, and state and local legislators. While Democrats didn’t quite see the “blue wave” they were hoping for, the party did […]

Midterm Races to Watch

Midterm Races to Watch

Posted by on Nov 2, 2018 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web site reports on key political races in the midterm elections that are less than a week away. It feels like you can’t turn on the television or check in on social media this month without seeing a political ad, as candidates gear up for the November […]

New Developments in the Case of the Missing Journalist

New Developments in the Case of the Missing Journalist

Posted by on Oct 29, 2018 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web site reports on new updates surrounding the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Last week, btw brought you the story of Jamal Khashoggi, the Washington Post journalist who entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2 and was never seen again. Since then, new developments have […]

Haley Resigns UN Post

Haley Resigns UN Post

Posted by on Oct 18, 2018 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web site reports on the resignation of the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Nikki Haley, the United States’ ambassador to the United Nations, announced last Tuesday that she will resign her position by the end of the year. This is the latest in a string of […]

Hurricane Michael Hits the Panhandle

Hurricane Michael Hits the Panhandle

Posted by on Oct 17, 2018 in Current Events | No Comments

As the Carolinas struggle to recover from Hurricane Florence, another deadly storm has hit the eastern United States. Hurricane Michael made landfall in the Florida panhandle last Wednesday, leaving behind a wide path of destruction in Florida and across southern Georgia that has leveled entire towns and left more than a dozen dead. Here, btw […]

Brett Kavanaugh Confirmed to Supreme Court

Brett Kavanaugh Confirmed to Supreme Court

Posted by on Oct 12, 2018 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web site provides an update on the successful appointment of Supreme Court justice Brett Kavanaugh. On Saturday, October 6, Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed to the United States Supreme Court, after weeks of concerns surrounding sexual assault accusations made by three women: Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, Deborah Ramirez, and […]

#MeToo: The One Year Anniversary

#MeToo: The One Year Anniversary

Posted by on Oct 9, 2018 in Current Events | No Comments

One year ago on October 5, the New York Times and the New Yorker published an investigation into movie producer Harvey Weinstein, revealing how he had paid off his sexual harassment accusers for decades. That investigation launched the #MeToo movement, a powerful social media campaign to raise awareness about sexual assault and violence. Since then, […]

Kavanaugh Hearing Continues

Kavanaugh Hearing Continues

Posted by on Oct 2, 2018 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web site provides an update on the ongoing controversy surrounding the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh. Last week saw many startling developments in Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing. On Thursday, September 27, the Senate judiciary committee heard testimony both from Judge Kavanaugh and from Dr. Christine Blasey […]

Zero-Tolerance Immigration Faces Legal Challenges

Zero-Tolerance Immigration Faces Legal Challenges

Posted by on Sep 24, 2018 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web site provides another examination of the controversy around the Trump administration’s zero-tolerance policy for undocumented immigrants. In June, Election Central took a look at the White House’s controversial “zero tolerance” policy for undocumented immigrants, which provoked widespread outrage when thousands of immigrant children were separated from their […]

Florence Makes Landfall–Morning Update

Florence Makes Landfall–Morning Update

Posted by on Sep 19, 2018 in Current Events | No Comments

Last Friday morning, Hurricane Florence made landfall in North Carolina, bringing 90 mph winds and widespread flooding. Many towns in North Carolina have seen between 30-36 inches of rain because of the slow-moving and massive story. Here, btw takes a closer look at this deadly storm. A Record-Breaking Storm Florence left a wide path of […]