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Posted by on Oct 20, 2021 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

The Teal Pumpkin Project One out of every thirteen American children lives with a food allergy. So, Halloween is not a simple night of free candy for them. That’s where the Teal Pumpkin Project comes in. This movement began in 2012 in Tennessee and has now expanded to all fifty states. It encourages households to […]

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Posted by on Aug 12, 2021 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Higher Pork Prices Coming? In 2018, voters in California overwhelmingly approved an animal rights proposition (Proposition 12, the Farm Animal Confinement Proposition). It required more space for breeding pigs, egg-laying chickens, and calves. The law applies not only to California farmers, but to any products imported by California from other states. Only 4 percent of […]

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Posted by on Aug 5, 2021 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Tokyo 2021 Olympics Update Have you been following the Tokyo Olympic Games so far? Now that the event is more than halfway through here are some highlights. At the end of the second weekend of the Games, China leads the gold medal count with 24, followed by the United States (20) and Japan (17). The […]

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

Alabama Bill Helps People with Disabilities Needing Transplants Imagine this: you are in desperate need of a kidney transplant. But because of a disability, you can’t be put on the waiting list to receive a new kidney. That is currently the law in Alabama. However, last Tuesday, the Alabama House of Representatives voted unanimously in […]

New Economic Perspectives

New Economic Perspectives

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

This week’s Election Central post presents information about the perspective provides by some women in President Biden’s economic advisors. President Biden has appointing several women–and often women of color–to critical positions in his administration that will shape the country’s economic future. (Historically, people of color have been even less represented in the field of economics […]

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Posted by on Feb 24, 2021 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Scholarships for the Next Generation of Latinx Leaders Internships can be a great way to learn about your future career path, and to make important connections in your chosen field. But they are often unpaid, which can make it difficult for many qualified students to participate. These economic hardships can be even more challenging when […]

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Posted by on Jan 27, 2021 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Poet Makes History at Inauguration At last week’s inauguration ceremony, a young woman named Amanda Gorman caught the nation’s attention when she recited her poem, “The Hill We Climb.” Gorman’s poem presented the challenges facing the country and the importance of moving forward together. It was an historic moment because the 22-year-old is the youngest […]

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Posted by on Dec 16, 2020 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Finalizing the 2020 Presidential Election On Monday, December 14 the members of the electoral college met in each of the 50 states and in the District of Columbia to officially cast their votes representing the outcome of the 2020 presidential election. Each of the state’s group of electors cast their votes in turn, starting with […]

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

An Historic Election Last week’s election headlines were dominated by the election of a new U.S. president, Joe Biden, and the first woman and first woman of color to serve as vice president, Kamala Harris. But the 2020 election made history for other reasons as well. In Wisconsin, Francesca Hong won her race in the […]

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Posted by on Oct 29, 2020 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Hawaiians Face Widespread Unemployment and Few Solutions Hawaii has been hit harder than most other states by the economic recession caused by the coronavirus pandemic. That’s because the islands are so heavily dependent on the tourism industry, which has ground nearly to a halt. While several states depend on tourism, Hawaii is unique because most […]