Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

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 […]

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 […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

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 […]

Status of Biden’s Cabinet

Status of Biden’s Cabinet

Posted by on Feb 4, 2021 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s Election Central post updates you on President Biden’s cabinet of advisors, what they do, and their progress in getting Senate confirmation. One of the first and most important jobs of a new president is to choose a cabinet: the group of advisers and departmental heads that works closely with the president to make […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Feb 3, 2021 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Back to School? Whether you’re attending school remotely or in a hybrid in-person model, chances are this school year has been a different experience. It’s likely that even if you attend school in-person, your routine is different, and some events and extracurricular activities have been cancelled. You’re probably wondering when things ever will be back […]

Biden Appoints First Native American Cabinet Secretary

Biden Appoints First Native American Cabinet Secretary

Posted by on Jan 26, 2021 in Current Events, People and Culture | No Comments

One of a new president’s most important jobs is appointing a new cabinet. President Biden has appointed New Mexico Representative Deb Haaland to be the nation’s new Secretary of the Interior. This is an historic choice: if Congress approves it, then Representative Haaland will be the first Native American cabinet secretary in the nation’s history. […]

Biden Begins Choosing Cabinet

Biden Begins Choosing Cabinet

Posted by on Dec 18, 2020 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s Election Central fills you in on President-elect Biden’s growing list of Cabinet nominees and other possible members of his staff. President-elect Joe Biden won’t take office until January 20, but in the meantime, he has a lot of work to do. He has begun choosing advisers, aides, and cabinet members. These people will […]

A Look at the 2020 Election

A Look at the 2020 Election

Posted by on Nov 5, 2020 in Government, Top Stories, United States | No Comments

The entire 2020 presidential election season between Donald Trump and Joe Biden was unusual to say the least. The day after the election, more surprises remain because there is no clear winner. There are, however, several interesting things that can be learned from what we know right now. Here, btw takes a closer look at […]

COVID-19: What is the Government’s Role?

COVID-19: What is the Government’s Role?

Posted by on Mar 19, 2020 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s story update on Election Central focuses on the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak and how the government plays a role in the problem. Depending on where you live in the country, the impact you are feeling from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is likely to range from inconvenience to a total lifestyle change. That’s because […]

House Begins Public Impeachment Hearings

House Begins Public Impeachment Hearings

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

This week’s story update on Election Central summarizes the start of public hearings on the impeachment inquiry. By now, you’ve likely heard of President Trump’s July 25 phone call to the president of Ukraine, in which Trump is accused of pressured the leader to investigate Joe Biden and his son. It is suggested that Trump […]