Moving Atlanta’s All-Star Game

Moving Atlanta’s All-Star Game

Posted by on Apr 16, 2021 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s Election Central post gives you some information on the political actions that resulted in sports consequences. On March 25, the Republican-controlled Georgia legislature passed new voting laws that changed procedures for requesting absentee ballots, the use of identification when voting in person, and new boundaries and restrictions on campaigning near voting sites. To […]

Infrastructure: Build Back Better

Infrastructure: Build Back Better

Posted by on Apr 8, 2021 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s Election Central post describes the legislative discussion on how to begin improving the nation’s infrastructure–its highways, roads, bridges, internet system, and more. Addressing the nation’s infrastructure crisis will require a significant investment of federal dollars. According to the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the United States is currently spending only about half […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

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, […]

The Reopening Debate

The Reopening Debate

Posted by on May 7, 2020 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s story update on Election Central looks once more on the tensions surrounding the debate of restarting the nation’s economy during the COVID-19 crisis. It seems like a lifetime ago that we were able to eat at a restaurant, shop at the mall, check out a book from the library, or get a haircut. […]

To Impeach or Not to Impeach

To Impeach or Not to Impeach

Posted by on Sep 19, 2019 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s story update on Election Central examines the possibility of the Democrats going forward with impeachment proceedings against the president. It seems like ever since the day Trump took office, Republicans and Democrats have been arguing about whether or not Trump should be impeached. Following the special investigation headed up by Robert Mueller–which looked […]

The Fight for $15

The Fight for $15

Posted by on Jul 29, 2019 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web examines the fight in Congress surrounding the federal minimum wage. If you’ve ever had a summer or after-school job, you probably know what it’s like to work for minimum wage. What if you could make more money per hour for the same job? Last Thursday, the […]

Time to Sign Up!

Time to Sign Up!

Posted by on Dec 5, 2018 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web site gives you an update on the signup period for federal health care. Does someone in your family need to take advantage of the Affordable Care Act? If someone in your family was faced with a sudden medical problem, do you know how you would pay for […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Dec 3, 2018 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Paradise Lost Once again, Northern California is finding itself ravaged by wildfires–and this year is the deadliest and most destructive one yet. The confirmed death toll currently stands at 85, but with at least 249 still missing, it’s expected to continue to rise. Furthermore, after two weeks, the Camp Fire has destroyed more buildings than […]

YOU DECIDE: Next Steps for the Democrats?

YOU DECIDE: Next Steps for the Democrats?

Posted by on Nov 15, 2018 in You Decide! | No Comments

Last Tuesday, Democrats gained control of the House of Representatives for the first time in eight years. But now that they hold a majority of seats, how should they focus their efforts and newfound momentum? According to some Democrats, the priority should be stopping Trump’s agenda. Others, however, feel that efforts would be better spent […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Oct 3, 2018 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Government Narrowly Avoids Shutdown It’s that time of year in the federal government again: budgeting time. And for a while, it looked like the government would once again be brought to the brink of a shutdown over the spending bill. However, at the last minute, representatives from both sides of the political aisle worked together […]