Remembering 9/11, Twenty Years Later

Remembering 9/11, Twenty Years Later

Posted by on Sep 8, 2021 in Top Stories | No Comments

Twenty years ago, on September 11, 2001, millions of Americans were going about their business on a regular Tuesday. That morning fourteen members of the terrorist group al-Qaeda hijacked four passenger jets. The terrorists deliberately crashed two of the planes into the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City causing the […]

YOU DECIDE: D.C. Statehood

YOU DECIDE: D.C. Statehood

Posted by on Apr 6, 2021 in You Decide! | No Comments

The District of Columbia, the capital of the United States, is not a state. At the time of the country’s formation, not enough people lived in the District to justify statehood. National leaders didn’t want so much power to be concentrated in one state.  Today, D.C. residents pay federal taxes, but still do not have […]

Inauguration Day 2021

Inauguration Day 2021

Posted by on Jan 22, 2021 in Top Stories, United States | No Comments

Perhaps no single event illustrates democracy as much as the peaceful transfer of power from one president to another. On January 20, 2021, just before noon, Joseph R. Biden was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States. For many reasons, this was an unusual ceremony, unlike any other inauguration in history. Here, […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

McBride Makes History In 2018, Danica Roem became the first openly transgender person to serve in a state legislature. This year, that ceiling was further broken by Sarah McBride, who has just become the first openly transgender state senator. This makes McBride the highest-ranking transgender person to hold political office in the United States. McBride, […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Oct 8, 2020 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump Test Positive for COVID-19 Early Friday morning, October 2, President Trump announced via Twitter that he and the First Lady Melania Trump had tested positive for the coronavirus. The president planned to quarantine in the White House for two weeks but over the weekend he spent time at […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Sep 24, 2020 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month It’s Hispanic Heritage Month! Originally established in 1968 by Rep. Edward R. Roybal and President Lyndon Johnson, this time was created to recognize and celebrate the contributions of Hispanics. Back then, it was called Hispanic Heritage Week. Now, it lasts a full month: from September 15 to October 15. September 15 […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Jul 8, 2020 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

McGrath Wins Kentucky Democratic Primary If you are a regular news consumer, you’ve probably heard of Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell, the Republican who is also the Majority Leader of the Senate. Democrats are eager for a chance to defeat McConnell’s reelection attempt in November, but first the Democrats have to complete the primary process. After […]

Federal Government: Open for Business!

Federal Government: Open for Business!

Posted by on Jan 31, 2019 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web site has some good news! The month-long federal government shutdown is over . . . for now. Last Friday, the White House agreed to temporarily reopen the federal government, putting to an end the longest government shutdown in American history. But it may not be too […]

#WomensWave

#WomensWave

Posted by on Jan 26, 2019 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web site describes the return of protesting, marching women to the nation’s capital city. On Saturday, January 19, over 100,000 women from across the United States flooded Washington, D.C. for the second anniversary of the original Women’s March on Washington. At the same time, sister marches took […]

Trump Addresses the Nation

Trump Addresses the Nation

Posted by on Jan 17, 2019 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web site discusses President Trump’s continued comments on the ongoing government shutdown. The central focus of the president’s speech was the need for border security. He explained that the federal government had shut down because Democrats have refused to allocate enough money in the budget for adequate […]