Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Aug 13, 2019 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Responding to Tragedy Last week, btw brought you the story of dual mass shootings that occurred within less than a day of each other in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, and left at least 31 people dead. Gun safety advocates had hoped that the twin tragedies would spark renewed interest in gun safety legislation, […]

29 Dead in Dual Mass Shootings

29 Dead in Dual Mass Shootings

Posted by on Aug 7, 2019 in Current Events | No Comments

In a weekend of shocking bloodshed, two mass shootings occurred this past weekend within less than a day of each other: first in El Paso, Texas, on Saturday morning, followed just thirteen hours later by another one in Dayton, Ohio. These mark the 250th and 251st mass shootings that have occurred in the United States […]

Congress to Address Humanitarian Crisis at Southern Border

Congress to Address Humanitarian Crisis at Southern Border

Posted by on Jul 2, 2019 in United States | No Comments

Over the past year, seven children have died while being held in U.S. custody at immigrant detention centers on our southern border. These are children whose parents have been detained while trying to cross illegally into the United States. Many of the children are kept in facilities that are cramped and overcrowded. Reporters have stated […]

Voters Challenged in Texas

Voters Challenged in Texas

Posted by on Feb 7, 2019 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web site updates you on the ongoing concerns (or lack thereof) about voters identities in Texas Shortly after he was elected to the presidency in 2016, Donald Trump began complaining publicly about voter fraud. According to him, hundreds of thousands of people had cast ballots illegally and […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Jan 29, 2019 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Crisis in Venezuela United States citizens may consider elections to be stressful and sometimes controversial events. But Venezuela is facing a potentially violent crisis in the aftermath of its own presidential elections last week. The country’s sitting president, Nicolas Maduro, has refused to recognize top vote-getter, leader of the National Assembly Juan Guaido, claiming election […]

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 […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Sep 27, 2018 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

New Developments in Brexit For the past two years, Europe has tried to figure out the terms of Britain’s plan to leave the European Union (EU), a process known as “Brexit.” This has been complicated because Britain wants to stay connected to the EU in some ways, such as free trade, but separate itself on […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

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

Kavanaugh Update Recently, btw brought you a closer look at Brett Kavanaugh, Trump’s most recent Supreme Court nominee, and the challenges he faced as he began his week of Senate confirmation hearings. Now that those hearings are finished, however, Congress, as well as the American public, are more divided than ever over Kavanaugh’s nomination. Related […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

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 […]

Shooting at Santa Fe

Shooting at Santa Fe

Posted by on May 23, 2018 in Top Stories | No Comments

Last Friday morning, a shooter opened fire at Santa Fe high school in Texas, killing at least ten people and seriously injuring thirteen more. This was the most deadly school shooting since 17 people were killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on February 14. What Do We Know So Far? Santa […]