Oregon’s New Climate Change Plan

Oregon’s New Climate Change Plan

Posted by on Jun 11, 2019 in United States | No Comments

Representative Alexandria Ocasio Cortez’s “Green New Deal” . . . clean energy bills . . . the ongoing debate over nuclear versus coal. Many agree that reducing pollution and carbon emissions is a good idea for our planet, it’s much harder to come up with a plan for change that everyone can get behind. But […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on May 28, 2019 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

A Festival of . . . Camels? Now that summer is approaching, festival season is upon us. Across the United States, you can find festivals celebrating nearly everything, from hot air balloons to sauerkraut, from corn to walleye. But here’s one festival you’ll need to travel a bit further for: the Thousand Camel Festival. Held […]

Police Raid California Journalist Home

Police Raid California Journalist Home

Posted by on May 23, 2019 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web tells the story of a police action against a journalist who thought he was protected by the First Amendment. Freedom of the press is one of our essential democratic values. It basically refers to the idea that the government isn’t allowed to interfere with the media. […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on May 15, 2019 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Paradise, California: Six Months Later Six months ago, btw brought you the story of the devastating California Camp fire, which killed at least 85 people and destroyed thousands of structures, including homes. Eight thousand families survived the blaze, but lost their houses. Today, half a year later, roughly a thousand families in the town of […]

San Francisco’s Public Pooping Problem

San Francisco’s Public Pooping Problem

Posted by on May 1, 2019 in Government, Health | No Comments

The city of San Francisco, California, has a problem: residents are going to the bathroom in the streets. That might sound like something out of the era of the Industrial Revolution, but it’s not. This public pooping is happening so much that it’s becoming a genuine health concern. And the fact that this is going […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Feb 14, 2019 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Washington State Battles Measles Outbreak While most Americans receive vaccinations against measles and other potentially deadly diseases while they are still babies, there are some families who choose not to participate in this program. As a result, there is currently a severe outbreak of measles–a disease which was once officially declared to no longer be […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Feb 5, 2019 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Power Company to Blame for California Wildfires Last December, btw brought you the story of the recent California wildfire, the Camp Fire, that was more deadly than California’s other seven worst wildfires combined. The Camp Fire killed at least 86 people, destroyed roughly 18,500 structures, and nearly leveled the town of Paradise, California. Now, the […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Dec 13, 2018 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Fishermen vs. Fossil Fuels While there is a great deal of proof that fossil fuel emissions have dire consequences for the environment–including contributing to climate change–oil, gas, and coal companies have been causing other environmental impacts as well–according to some in the fishing industry. Last month a group of fishermen in California and Oregon, called […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Dec 3, 2018 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Paradise Lost Once again, Northern California is finding itself ravaged by wildfires–and this year is the deadliest and most destructive one yet. The confirmed death toll currently stands at 85, but with at least 249 still missing, it’s expected to continue to rise. Furthermore, after two weeks, the Camp Fire has destroyed more buildings than […]

Midterm Election Update

Midterm Election Update

Posted by on Nov 23, 2018 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web site provides an update on the close midterm election races that were not resolved after the events of Election Day on November 6. Imagine that you’re running for political office. It’s a close race, and as the numbers roll in on Election Night, you’re not sure […]