Pruitt Departs EPA

Pruitt Departs EPA

Posted by on Jul 10, 2018 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web site provides the news that the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt, has resigned from this cabinet level position in the Trump administration. Recently, Pruitt has been facing intense investigations about his spending habits on Capitol Hill. More news stories keep appearing to document […]

Kennedy Retires from Supreme Court

Kennedy Retires from Supreme Court

Posted by on Jul 4, 2018 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web site examines the news and possible consequences of Anthony Kennedy’s announced plan to retire from the Supreme Court. Last week, Justice Anthony M. Kennedy announced his upcoming retirement from the United States Supreme Court. Here, Election Central takes a look at Kennedy’s long and important career, […]

U.S. Divided Over “Zero Tolerance” for Immigration

U.S. Divided Over “Zero Tolerance” for Immigration

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

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web site examines the growing conflict and protest about the “zero tolerance” immigration policy recently enacted by the Trump administration. For the past five weeks, the Trump administration has been exercising a “zero tolerance” policy toward illegal immigration. Under this new policy, roughly 70 children per day […]

G7 Summit Marked by Controversy

G7 Summit Marked by Controversy

Posted by on Jun 25, 2018 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web site examines the recent Group of Seven meeting in Canada. The 44th annual G7 summit was held on June 8-9 in Quebec, Canada. G7 stands for the Group of Seven, and includes the United States, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the United Kingdom. The European […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Shareable Scooters Hit the Road Move over, buses and subways and ride sharing. A new public transportation trend is hitting the streets: e-scooters. E-scooters, or shareable electric scooters, are stand-up, battery-powered personal transportation devices that are part of the growing micro-mobility trend in cities nationwide. Here’s how they work: you use an app on your […]

Women Win Big in June Primaries

Women Win Big in June Primaries

Posted by on Jun 13, 2018 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web site examines women’s victories in recent primaries. You may not have realized it, but June 5 was a pretty big day. Why? Because eight states held primary elections: Alabama, California, Iowa, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, and South Dakota. In fact, it was the year’s […]

To Bake or Not to Bake?

To Bake or Not to Bake?

Posted by on Jun 13, 2018 in Current Events | No Comments

You may remember the 2012 story of the Colorado baker who refused to bake a cake for a gay couple because he didn’t agree with their marriage. This incident kicked off a legal battle that went all the way to the Supreme Court. Last week, in the case of Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights […]

Pardon Me: A Look at Trump’s Presidential Pardons

Pardon Me: A Look at Trump’s Presidential Pardons

Posted by on Jun 8, 2018 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web site examine’s President Trump’s recent pardon announcements. Last week, President Donald Trump announced that he would use his executive power to pardon Dinesh D’Souza, a conservative commentator and filmmaker who plead guilty to campaign finance fraud in 2014. This decision has raised questions among his critics […]

Court Challenges Worker’s Rights

Court Challenges Worker’s Rights

Posted by on Jun 1, 2018 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web site takes a look at a recent Supreme Court decision and its’ impact on worker’s rights. For the first time, the Court ruled by a vote of 5 to 4 that private-sector, nonunion employees are not allowed to band together to sue their employer. In other […]

Palestinian Protests Turn Deadly

Palestinian Protests Turn Deadly

Posted by on May 25, 2018 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web site explains how the protests of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip turned into deadly violence. Last week, the Trump administration completed the relocation of the United States Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. This move means that the U.S. formally acknowledges Jerusalem as the […]