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Posted by on Jan 20, 2022 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Native American Leader Dies at 85 Clyde Bellecourt, a co-founder of the American Indian Movement died last week in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He was 85 years old. The American Indian Movement (AIM) is a worldwide advocacy group that fights for indigenous people’s civil rights. Currently, it represents more than 375 million indigenous people around the globe. […]

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Posted by on Jan 13, 2022 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Booster Approved for Kids Aged 12-15 The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has now approved the Pfizer booster shot for children ages twelve to fifteen. The FDA also shortened the length of time the people need to wait before receiving their booster, from six months after their second shot to only five months. This decision […]

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Posted by on Dec 7, 2021 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

White House Re-examines Drilling on Public Lands One controversial decision of the Trump administration was opening more public lands to oil and gas companies for drilling. Last week, President Biden announced changes to the federal lands leasing program that will require energy programs to pay higher fees and will contain drilling to certain areas. This […]

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Posted by on Nov 10, 2021 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

COVID Vaccine Approved for Younger Children Up until now, children under twelve have been too young to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. But all of that changed on October 26, 2021,when the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended vaccine distribution for children from ages five to eleven. The vaccine is a lower-dose version of […]

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Posted by on Sep 2, 2021 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

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 […]

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Posted by on Jul 15, 2021 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Ida B. Wells Monument Unveiled in Chicago Ida B. Wells was an enslaved person who later became a newspaper editor and civil rights activist in Memphis, Tennessee. As a journalist, she travelled the South in a crusade against lynching. Wells published the stories she heard in her newspaper, The Memphis Free Speech and Headlight. She […]

Tokyo Olympics: Full Speed Ahead?

Tokyo Olympics: Full Speed Ahead?

Posted by on Jul 1, 2021 in Current Events | No Comments

After cancelling the Tokyo Summer Olympic Games last year, the event’s organizers are ready to go forward with in-person competition in Japan this year. The Games will take place from Friday, July 23, 2021, until Sunday, August 8, 2021. But is it too soon to hold such a large international event? Here, btw takes a […]

America Gets Vaccinated

America Gets Vaccinated

Posted by on Apr 14, 2021 in Current Events | No Comments

One of President Biden’s highest priorities from his first days in the White House was accelerating COVID-19 vaccinations. He wanted to vaccinate 100 million Americans in his first hundred days in office. How is that goal coming along? Will Biden Meet His Goal? President Biden’s initial goal of 100 million vaccinations by May 1was achieved […]

Congress Passes American Rescue Plan

Congress Passes American Rescue Plan

Posted by on Mar 19, 2021 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s Election Central post reports on passage of the latest legislative effort to fight COVID-19 and help improve the weakened economy. Many American families are struggling financially as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. COVID legislation passed by the federal government in 2020 included: direct financial relief payments to workers and families the Paycheck […]

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Posted by on Mar 18, 2021 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Biden Creates White House Gender Policy Council March is Women’s History Month, so there’s no better time for President Biden to establish the new White House Gender Policy Council. On March 8, which was International Women’s Day, President Biden passed an executive order to create the new council. Many advocates say that the issue of […]