To the Moon by 2024?

To the Moon by 2024?

Posted by on May 21, 2019 in United States | No Comments

Fifty years after NASA first landed astronauts on the Moon, they are gearing up to do it again. The president and vice president have stated that the United States will return to the Moon by 2024: just five years from now. And NASA says it can make that happen. Here, btw takes a closer look. […]

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 […]

“A Portrait of Persistence”

“A Portrait of Persistence”

Posted by on Apr 10, 2019 in Top Stories | No Comments

Did you know that March was National Women’s History Month? In 1987, Congress designated every March as an annual recognition of women’s history and achievements. Now, a new exhibit at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery seeks to showcase and honor women’s contributions throughout history, especially those of women who have not traditionally been recognized, such […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

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 […]

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 […]

Trouble in Helsinki

Trouble in Helsinki

Posted by on Jul 25, 2018 in United States, World | No Comments

On July 16, Donald Trump met with Russian president Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, the capital of Finland. The two hours of closed-door talks between the two leaders was followed by a news conference, which turned out to be one of the most troubling moments of Trump’s presidency so far. Here, btw takes a look at […]

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 […]

Stock Market Plummets: Crisis or Capitalism?

Stock Market Plummets: Crisis or Capitalism?

Posted by on Feb 14, 2018 in Economics | No Comments

On Monday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost more than 1,500 points (more than 6%). This was the worst fall in six years, and at one point, the biggest one-day drop in history. So should we panic? What Caused the Plunge? The drop wasn’t caused by any one fundamental thing. Instead, there were a number […]

Year in Review: National News

Year in Review: National News

Posted by on Dec 20, 2017 in Year in Review | No Comments

Here, btw takes a look at some of the stories that dominated national headlines in 2017. A New President The year began with the swearing in of the 45th president, Donald J. Trump, on January 20, immediately followed by the historic Million Women March the next day. The new president began stirring up controversy almost […]

Year in Review: World News

Year in Review: World News

Posted by on Dec 13, 2017 in Year in Review | No Comments

The U.S. and World Conflicts The deadly civil war in Syria continued to dominate the news throughout the early part of the year. In April, the United States conducted air strikes against the Syrian government, but with Russian support, the rebellion was largely destroyed. Meanwhile, the relationship between the United States and North Korea continued […]