Midterm Races to Watch

Midterm Races to Watch

Posted by on Nov 2, 2018 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web site reports on key political races in the midterm elections that are less than a week away. It feels like you can’t turn on the television or check in on social media this month without seeing a political ad, as candidates gear up for the November […]

Democrats Threatened by Bombs

Democrats Threatened by Bombs

Posted by on Oct 31, 2018 in Top Stories | No Comments

The last week has seen a shocking amount of violence across the country, including bomb threats against several prominent Democrats and other opponents of Donald Trump. While no one was hurt by the bombs, they still sent an unsettling message about the political divisiveness of the United States just a week before the upcoming November […]

Hurricane Michael Hits the Panhandle

Hurricane Michael Hits the Panhandle

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

As the Carolinas struggle to recover from Hurricane Florence, another deadly storm has hit the eastern United States. Hurricane Michael made landfall in the Florida panhandle last Wednesday, leaving behind a wide path of destruction in Florida and across southern Georgia that has leveled entire towns and left more than a dozen dead. Here, btw […]

Stop Sipping to Save the Earth

Stop Sipping to Save the Earth

Posted by on Jun 4, 2018 in Top Stories | No Comments

When you order your favorite soft drink or milkshake, how do you drink it? If you said “With a straw,” you’re not alone. In fact, Americans use an estimated 500 million plastic straws every day. But this is about to change. Across the country, universities, food service companies, and even entire cities are banning plastic […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on May 31, 2018 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Exciting Primaries in Red States If you haven’t been paying much attention to the recent primary elections, you’re not alone: voter turnout from both parties for non-presidential primaries is always quite low. This year, however, there are exciting races to watch in many places, most notably in Georgia, Arkansas, and Kentucky. These are all historically […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on May 17, 2018 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Another Sexual Harassment Charge New York attorney general Eric T. Schneiderman has become the latest politician to resign in the wake of the powerful #MeToo movement. Schneiderman–a Democrat, vocal defender of women’s rights, and anti-Trumper–has been accused of physically abusing four women. Aside from their anger over the incident itself, Democrats have also been angry […]

March For Our Lives

March For Our Lives

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

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web site examines the March For Our Lives protest event that happened across the country on Saturday, March 24. More than 800 protests occurred in every U.S. state, and on every continent except Antarctica. The nationwide March For Our Lives event was organized by students, spearheaded by the […]

Students Walk Out

Students Walk Out

Posted by on Mar 21, 2018 in Top Stories, United States | No Comments

Wednesday, March 14 was the one-month anniversary of the school massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, that claimed the lives of fourteen students and three teachers. In response–and inspired by the Parkland survivors who have come forward to demand improved gun safety laws–thousands of students nationwide chose to walk out of […]

Thoughts and Prayers . . . and New Gun Laws?

Thoughts and Prayers . . . and New Gun Laws?

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

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web site gives some information about last week’s discussion between the White House and Congress regarding tightened gun control proposals. In the wake of the Parkland, Florida shooting last month that killed 17 people and injured 14 more, many people are calling for the federal government to […]

#NeverAgain?

#NeverAgain?

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

It’s been two weeks since the Valentine’s Day shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, that killed at least 17 people and injured at least 14 more. Since then, there has been a lot of talk about establishing common-sense gun control laws, while well-worn debates begin once more about Second Amendment rights, […]