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 […]

The President vs. Anonymous

The President vs. Anonymous

Posted by on Sep 14, 2018 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web site looks into two dramatic stories surrounding President Trump and his administration. On September 5, the New York Times published an anonymous Op-Ed piece by a White House insider. This individual, only identified as a Senior White House official, whose identity is known to the Times editorial leaders, wrote about […]

Anthems, Protests, and Football

Anthems, Protests, and Football

Posted by on Sep 12, 2018 in Current Events, United States | No Comments

Last week, btw took a closer look at the grievance that professional football player Colin Kaepernick filed against the NFL, accusing teams of working together to refuse to give him a contract in order to punish him for performing peaceful protest (“taking a knee”) during the national anthem before games. (Kaepernick, a former quarterback for […]

Saying Goodbye to Senator John McCain

Saying Goodbye to Senator John McCain

Posted by on Sep 5, 2018 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web site remembers the life and service of John McCain. When you hear the name John McCain, you might think of the man whose courage in battle Trump attacked during the 2016 presidential election. Or you may remember further back, to when John McCain ran against Barack […]

Manafort and Cohen Guilty

Manafort and Cohen Guilty

Posted by on Aug 31, 2018 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web site provides an update on the trial rulings for former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort and former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen. Last week, in what many have described as the darkest day of Trump’s presidency, two key men close to the president learned that they will […]

Kroger Bans Plastic Bags

Kroger Bans Plastic Bags

Posted by on Aug 28, 2018 in Current Events | No Comments

In June, btw brought you the story of how many businesses, and even cities, are banning plastic drinking straws in an effort to eliminate some of the plastic waste in our oceans and waterways. Now, one U.S. grocery store chain is taking another important anti-plastic measure, and banning single-use plastic bags as well. The Kroger […]

Candidates, Campaigns . . . and Child Care?

Candidates, Campaigns . . . and Child Care?

Posted by on Aug 27, 2018 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web site examines how the increasing number of female political candidates is putting social pressure on the need for providing childcare for politicians on the campaign trail. Ever since Hillary Clinton lost to Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential elections, women have become a mobilized political force […]

Tlaib Wins Surprise Victory in Primary

Tlaib Wins Surprise Victory in Primary

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

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web site recounts a historic achievement for a Muslim-American politician in Michigan. Last week, Election Central brought you the story of the extremely close special election in Ohio’s 12thCongressional District. But Ohio wasn’t the only state with an important election last week. In Michigan’s 13th District, a woman […]

Close Vote in Ohio Special Election

Close Vote in Ohio Special Election

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

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web site recounts the very tight special election results that happened in Ohio’s 12th Congressional district. The last year has seen critical special elections popping up across the country, from Georgia to Pennsylvania. On Tuesday, it was Ohio’s turn. As the nation watched, Democrat Danny O’Connor faced […]

Reunification Struggle Continues

Reunification Struggle Continues

Posted by on Aug 3, 2018 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web site explores the lack of progress being seen in the Trump administration reuniting separated immigrant children and their detained parents. July 26 marked the court-ordered deadline to reunite families who were separated at the U.S. southern border due to Trump’s zero-tolerance immigration policy. The federal government […]