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Posted by on Oct 21, 2020 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

An Incomplete Count? btw and Election Central have covered the importance of the 2020 Census throughout this year. Census information is used to determine everything from how many social services resources a community receives, to how many seats a state will have in Congress. But getting a complete count of an entire nation is more […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Sep 15, 2020 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Will Halloween Be Cancelled? It may be only September, but in many stores across the country, Halloween candy is already appearing on grocery store shelves. No one knows what Halloween might look like during this pandemic. Local communities and parents will decide if Halloween festivities will be allowed to take place. The Los Angeles County […]

Examining Freedom Schools

Examining Freedom Schools

Posted by on Sep 12, 2020 in Education | No Comments

Have you ever heard of the “summer slide”? This is the term that teachers and educational experts use to describe student’s knowledge loss that can happen over the summer months when they’re not in school. This is especially true this year, when the coronavirus pandemic kept children out of school for much longer than the […]

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Posted by on Aug 25, 2020 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Back to School–Sort of “Back to school” can always be stressful. But this year it comes with a new set of challenges. School district leaders must make difficult decisions about whether to begin the school year in-person, remotely, or in a hybrid combination of these two directions. All plans bring with them their own difficulties. […]

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Posted by on Mar 11, 2020 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Cease Fire in Idlib, Syria The deadly civil war in Syria has been going on since 2011, but it feels like forever. Is it possible that it might finally be drawing to a close? Last week, Turkey and Russia agreed to a cease-fire in Syria’s Idlib region–an area where nearly a million people have displaced […]

California Apologizes for Japanese Internment

California Apologizes for Japanese Internment

Posted by on Feb 28, 2020 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s story update on Election Central looks at California’s public apology regarding Japanese internment in the 1940s. Is it ever possible to make up for the major historical wrongs of the past? This week, the state of California is attempting to do just that: by issuing a formal apology for the Japanese internment camps […]

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Posted by on Jan 15, 2020 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

California Tackles Homelessness Crisis Widespread homelessness can sometimes feel like an impossible problem to solve. But in the wake of receiving a troubling report from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently, the governor of California has decided to make a bold attempt at tackling his state’s homelessness problem: by declaring a […]

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Posted by on Jan 6, 2020 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Boeing Grounds Faulty Planes You may remember the two major fatal airline crashes that occurred in the last couple of years: one into the Java Sea in October 2018, and the other in Ethiopia in March 2019. Together, these two crashes took 346 lives. Both planes were the same type: the Boeing 737 Max jetliner. […]

California Takes a Stand on Fracking

California Takes a Stand on Fracking

Posted by on Dec 5, 2019 in Economics, Science and Technology | No Comments

You’ve heard of fracking, or hydraulic fracturing–the process by which oil and natural gas are removed from the earth by shooting a high-pressure water, sand, and chemical mixture into the rock deep inside the earth, pushing the oil and natural gas to the surface. It’s a highly controversial drilling technique with potentially serious environmental consequences. […]

Mandatory Power Outages Fail to Stop California Wildfires

Mandatory Power Outages Fail to Stop California Wildfires

Posted by on Nov 1, 2019 in Top Stories | No Comments

Devastating wildfires in California have become so commonplace that they barely make national headlines anymore, despite causing catastrophic damage, loss of property, and loss of life. A large utility company, Pacific Gas & Electric Corp., has been blamed in the past for not properly maintaining power lines and transmitters, and that this poor care has […]