Tiananmen Square: Thirty Years Later

Tiananmen Square: Thirty Years Later

Posted by on Jun 12, 2019 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web recalls an important moment in China’s recent history. Here in the United States, we often take the right to protest for granted. But in China in 1989, the government strongly and publicly cracked down on a group of student protestors in Tiananmen Square, with deadly results […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on May 22, 2019 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Trade Standoff With China Continues Last year, Election Central brought you the story of the ongoing tariff standoff between China and the United States. (To recap: Trump, who feels that China has an unfair trade advantage over the U.S., has continually raised tariffs on Chinese goods coming into the United States. China, in the meantime, […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on May 9, 2019 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

A New Capital for Indonesia? Quick: what’s the capital of Indonesia? If you answered Jakarta, you’re correct . . . though maybe not for long. The country has plans to move its capital city. Why? Because Jakarta–located on Java, the most populated of Indonesia’s thousands of islands–is polluted, choked with traffic, and even worse: it’s […]

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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 Jul 27, 2018 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Trouble at the UN? Last week, the United States butted heads with Russia and China at the United Nations Security Council. The reason? A disagreement over the Council’s policies toward North Korea. A week earlier, the United States submitted a complaint to the Security Council, saying that North Korea had imported more than three times […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Jul 20, 2018 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

A Bridge of Love in Northern Africa In a world where it often seems like everyone is at war, the neighboring North African countries of Ethiopia and Eritrea have finally made peace. Once upon a time, these two countries were actually the same nation. But twenty years ago, Eritrea declared its independence from Ethiopia. Soon […]

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Posted by on Jun 6, 2018 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Digital License Plates? A company called Reviver Auto may have finally found a solution for everyone who is tired of waiting in long lines at the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to get their annual license plate registration renewed. The answer? The Rplate: a digital license plate. Here’s how the Rplates work: they display large […]

To Tax or Not to Tax

To Tax or Not to Tax

Posted by on Apr 16, 2018 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web site examines the growing economic tensions between the United States and China. The United States and China trade about $650 billion worth of goods and products every year. But earlier this month, President Trump announced that he would raise tariffs on more than a thousand imported […]

Trump’s Asia Tour

Trump’s Asia Tour

Posted by on Nov 13, 2017 in United States, World | No Comments

This week, President Trump and his wife Melania have been on a twelve-day, five-nation tour of Asia. This has been the president’s longest foreign trip to date. Included on the itinerary are stops in Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam, and the Philippines. Here, btw takes a look at some of the highlights of the visit. […]

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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 […]