YOU DECIDE: Raising the Minimum Wage

YOU DECIDE: Raising the Minimum Wage

Posted by on Feb 23, 2021 in You Decide! | No Comments

Currently, the federal minimum wage is $7.25 an hour. It can be difficult to survive on that amount of money, even for full-time workers. This is especially true if a worker has a family to support or rent and utilities to pay. On the other hand, raising the minimum wage could have a negative impact […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

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 […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Oct 14, 2020 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Asian Americans Face Unemployment Crisis The worldwide coronavirus pandemic has significantly damaged the global economy. Asian Americans in the United States have experienced significant economic losses. Just one year ago, Asian Americans had the lowest unemployment rate of any racial demographic group. But now, their jobless rate has climbed from 2.8 percent to 10.7 percent, […]

When is the Right Time to Reopen?

When is the Right Time to Reopen?

Posted by on Apr 21, 2020 in Top Stories | No Comments

To say that the global coronavirus pandemic has been devastating would be an understatement. Worldwide, nearly two million people are infected, with more than 120,000 dead. Right now, 82 countries are imposing some form of lockdown. Around the world, 1.4 billion children are out of school, and the global economy is expected to shrink by […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Dec 3, 2019 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Baltimore Museum Shifts Focus to Female Artists Quick: Off the top of your head, name five visual artists. Now, be honest: How many of them were men? How many of them were white? It’s likely that most, or even all, of them were. That’s because the American and European art canon has traditionally been dominated […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Jun 27, 2019 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Oregon Republicans Hide to Avoid Climate Vote Earlier this month, btw brought you the story of Oregon’s new climate change bill. In essence, the bill would require companies to purchase a certain number of “permits” for their pollutants (fewer and fewer permits will be available over time), and would then use that money to invest […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Nov 1, 2018 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Silence of the Girls As you can probably imagine, cell phones are an important part of life for teenagers in almost all parts of the world, not just the United States. And you can probably also imagine that some teenagers have greater access to technology than others, right? But what you might not know is […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Oct 16, 2018 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Another Bad October for Stocks President Trump says the U.S. economy is in the best shape it’s ever been in. And it’s true that by all measures, the stock market is up 20 percent since Trump’s inauguration in January 2017. However, last week saw a serious downturn in the stock market. In fact, it’s down […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Aug 1, 2018 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

New Cycle of Russian Hacking Begins With the 2018 midterm elections less than 100 days away, many people have started wondering about the possibility of another Russian hacking attempt. Now there is new evidence to prove that this is indeed a threat. Claire McCaskill, a Democratic senator from Missouri, is up for reelection this fall. […]