Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Nov 20, 2017 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Zimbabwe Faces Military Coup It may seem like the United States has had more than its share of political upheaval these days. However, this is nothing compared with Zimbabwe, which has recently experienced a military coup that has placed its long-term president, Robert Mugabe, on house arrest. Mugabe, who is 93 years old, has ruled […]

#MeToo in California’s Capital

#MeToo in California’s Capital

Posted by on Oct 25, 2017 in United States | No Comments

You may have heard about Harvey Weinstein, the film producer and former film studio executive who is accused of sexually harassing and/or assaulting more than 50 women in Hollywood. The Weinstein scandal set off a tidal wave of women all over the country coming forward to share their own stories of harassment and assault, often […]

California Battles Deadly Wildfires

California Battles Deadly Wildfires

Posted by on Oct 19, 2017 in Top Stories | No Comments

Firefighters are still struggling to contain wildfires that are raging across Northern California. So far, nearly 6,000 homes and businesses have been destroyed, and 41 people killed, in what is being called the deadliest wildfire outbreak in the state’s history. How It Started The fires began over a week ago, on the night of Sunday, […]

California Republican Ousted After Climate Change Vote

California Republican Ousted After Climate Change Vote

Posted by on Sep 4, 2017 in Current Events | No Comments

This week, over on the Election Central Web site, the main story takes a look at the changing state of the GOP in the state of California. California Governor Jerry Brown, a Democrat, has always been a national leader in the movement to fight climate change. This latest legislation deals with expanding California’s cap-and-trade program. In […]

California Leads the Way in the Battle Against Climate Change

California Leads the Way in the Battle Against Climate Change

Posted by on Aug 2, 2017 in Science and Technology | No Comments

Back in June, Election Central brought you the story of how California governor Jerry Brown was leading a group of governors and mayors from across the country who all pledged to follow the tents of the Paris Climate Accord even after President Trump pulled the United States out of the agreement. Now, we take a […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Jul 20, 2017 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Wildfires Rage Across the West As summer heats up across the United States, the effects in some areas could be deadly. In the West, exceptionally hot and dry conditions, paired with high winds, have led to an outbreak of wildfires. As of last Thursday, 43 fires were considered out of control in the western United […]

Governors and Mayors Fight for the Environment

Governors and Mayors Fight for the Environment

Posted by on Jun 9, 2017 in Current Events | No Comments

This week, over on the Election Central Web site, the main story explains how the United States’ withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accords may not necessarily change the nation’s impact on the environment. On June 1, President Trump withdrew the United States from the Paris Climate Accord, a move which caused concern from Americans and from others around […]

What is the Paris Climate Accord?

What is the Paris Climate Accord?

Posted by on Jun 7, 2017 in Government, United States, World | No Comments

On June 1, President Trump announced that the United States was withdrawing from the historic Paris Climate Accord. Here, we take a look at what the Paris Accord is, how it differs from other, past environmental treaties, and what impact Trump’s decision will have. What is the Paris Accord? The Paris Climate Accord (otherwise known as […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Apr 27, 2017 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

UPDATE: Georgia’s Special Election Back in March, Election Central brought you a look at the hotly-contended congressional special election race in Georgia’s 6th district, and at Jon Ossoff, the 30-year-old Democrat who seemed poised to take a seat that has not gone to a Democrat since the Carter administration. Last Wednesday night’s special election, however, […]

California County Fights Trump’s Order

California County Fights Trump’s Order

Posted by on Mar 2, 2017 in Top Stories | No Comments

On January 25, President Trump issued a statement that cities and counties refusing to comply with his controversial immigration order would be denied federal funding. There are roughly 400 such “sanctuary cities” around the country, all of which have repeatedly refused to question or detain immigrants in compliance with Trump’s immigration policy. Now, Santa Clara […]