Stuff YOU Should Know Remembering 9/11, Twenty Years Later North Carolina Revises Voting Laws for Felons

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Stuff YOU Should Know
Sep 9, 2021

Stuff YOU Should Know

AirBnB Provides Housing for Afghan Refugees Tens of thousands of refugees are fleeing Afghanistan for other countries, including the United States.  Airbnb, an American rental company, is helping address this emergency by providing free housing for 20,000 refugees. The refugees will be housed (temporarily) in the same properties you would find if you were searching […]

Remembering 9/11, Twenty Years Later
Sep 8, 2021

Remembering 9/11, Twenty Years Later

Twenty years ago, on September 11, 2001, millions of Americans were going about their business on a regular Tuesday. That morning fourteen members of the terrorist group al-Qaeda hijacked four passenger jets. The terrorists deliberately crashed two of the planes into the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City causing the […]

North Carolina Revises Voting Laws for Felons
Sep 3, 2021

North Carolina Revises Voting Laws for Felons

This week’s Election Central post takes a look at a North Carolina change in voting rights. If someone has been convicted of a felony, do you think that he or she should still have the right to vote? States vary widely when it comes to restoring voting rights to convicted felons.  A case in North […]

Stuff YOU Should Know
Sep 2, 2021

Stuff YOU Should Know

Pfizer Vaccine Now FDA Approved Although Americans have been receiving COVID vaccinations since early Spring, it was only last week that the Pfizer vaccine was fully approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Because of the urgency of the pandemic, the FDA granted emergency use authorization. It is important to know, however, that the […]

The Story of the Afghan Girls Robotics Team
Sep 1, 2021

The Story of the Afghan Girls Robotics Team

In 2017, the Afghan girl’s robotics team made headlines worldwide when they won a silver medal at the first Global Challenge international robotics competition in Washington, D.C. Now, with Afghanistan under Taliban control, the girls have managed to flee the country to safety. Here, btw takes a closer look at their story. Making Their Mark […]

Afghanistan Falls to the Taliban
Aug 27, 2021

Afghanistan Falls to the Taliban

This week’s Election Central post describes the dramatic events that occurred in Afghanistan last week. September 11, 2021, was the Biden administration’s deadline for removing all U.S. military personnel from Afghanistan. However, as the U.S. began pulling out of the country, the Taliban has taken over with shocking speed. Now, the Taliban have regained control […]

Stuff YOU Should Know
Aug 26, 2021

Stuff YOU Should Know

Refugee Crisis in Afghanistan As the United States and its allies pull their troops from Afghanistan, the Taliban has swept across the nation, swiftly overtaking cities. The situation has been devastating for civilians, especially for women, who fear that Taliban rule will bring an end to their human rights. More than 2.9 million Afghans have […]

Haiti Faces Series of Natural Disasters
Aug 25, 2021

Haiti Faces Series of Natural Disasters

In the wake of the assassination of President Jovenel Moise on July 7, 2021, the Caribbean island nation of Haiti has faced political instability and widespread gang violence. Then on August 14, 2021, Haiti–the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere–faced an even bigger challenge when it was hit by the deadliest earthquake in more than […]

Census Results Come In
Aug 19, 2021

Census Results Come In

This week’s Election Central post gives a summary of the new population data gathered from the most recent national Census.. Once a decade, the federal government completes a population count to determine each state’s congressional and state-level representation. The federal government also uses this data to guide the distribution of funding to local communities every […]

Stuff YOU Should Know
Aug 18, 2021

Stuff YOU Should Know

California School Vaccination Requirement As schools start again across the United States, school districts are deciding how to keep students and staff safe during the surge of COVID-19 delta variant cases. While several districts across the country have mandated mask wearing, the state of California has taken precautions a step further. Beginning October 15, 2021, […]