Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Aug 30, 2017 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Hurricane Harvey Hits Texas This weekend, Hurricane Harvey arrived in southeastern Texas and pummeled the area with widespread damage and record-breaking rainfall. The storm made landfall on Friday night as a Category 4 hurricane. Since then, at least five people have been reported dead, and hundreds more are injured in a storm that many are comparing […]

States Face Redistricting Battles

States Face Redistricting Battles

Posted by on Aug 28, 2017 in Current Events | No Comments

This week, over on the Election Central Web site, the main story takes a look at more problems encountered by some states that have been trying to redraw their state congressional district borders. Ever since President Trump’s inauguration in January, the relationship between the United States and North Korea has gone rapidly downhill. Last week, […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Aug 25, 2017 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Bannon is Out Another key member of the Trump presidency’s advisor group is gone. The most recent departure is Stephen K. Bannon, who left his position as chief strategist last Friday. Bannon was always a controversial figure in Trump’s cabinet. A former editor of Breitbart News, a far-right publication that often printed opinions and stories in support […]

Conflict in Charlottesville

Conflict in Charlottesville

Posted by on Aug 24, 2017 in Top Stories | No Comments

Last weekend, in Charlottesville, Virginia, a protest rally turned deadly. Here, btw takes a look at the events that unfolded, what caused the violence, and the aftermath–including how President Trump responded to the turmoil. “Unite the Right” When the town of Charlottesville decided to remove a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee, a group […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Aug 22, 2017 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

New Options in Education Do you have a plan for what you want to do when you finish high school? In West Virginia, one of the poorest states in the nation, 17 percent of young adults are neither in school nor working. That’s the second-highest rate of “disconnectedness” in the country. Now, West Virginia is trying […]

The War of Words Between the U.S. and North Korea

The War of Words Between the U.S. and North Korea

Posted by on Aug 18, 2017 in Current Events | No Comments

This week, over on the Election Central Web site, the main story takes a look at the growing foreign policy tension between the Trump administration and North Korea. Ever since President Trump’s inauguration in January, the relationship between the United States and North Korea has gone rapidly downhill. Last week, tensions came to a head […]

Eclipse Mania Strikes the U.S.!

Eclipse Mania Strikes the U.S.!

Posted by on Aug 17, 2017 in Science and Technology | No Comments

In case you haven’t heard, the United States will experience a total solar eclipse on Monday, August 21. How much of it you will see depends on where you live. Already, millions of Americans are making plans to travel to parts of the country where they will get a better view of this incredibly rare […]

The “Gig” Economy and You

The “Gig” Economy and You

Posted by on Aug 16, 2017 in Careers | No Comments

When you think of the job you might have someday, how do you picture it? Do you imagine yourself working in an office setting with traditional nine-to-five hours, coworkers, and a pension plan? You may have to adjust your vision. Traditional nine-to-five jobs are making way for the growing “gig” economy, with interesting implications for […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Aug 11, 2017 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

New Rights for Women in Tunisia Tunisia, a country in the Middle East, is not known for its equal treatment of women. In fact, in 2016, sixty percent of Tunisian women reported that they were victims of domestic violence. Fifty percent reported that they had been the victims of public aggression at least once in […]

The Right to Robocall?

The Right to Robocall?

Posted by on Aug 10, 2017 in Current Events | No Comments

This week, over on the Election Central Web site, the main story examines the problems causes by your cell phone and new telemarketing techniques. Your phone didn’t ring. But you have a voicemail from a telemarketer. How did that happen? And is this “ringless voicemail” even legal? Turns out, the answer is more complicated than […]