An Historic New Statue at the U.S. Capitol
National Statuary Hall Collection in the U.S. Capitol
27 Oct
2021
Written by Valerie Cumming

An Historic New Statue at the U.S. Capitol »

Mary McLeod Bethune was an educator and civil rights activist. And now, she will be commemorated with an historic statue at the U.S. Read more…

North Carolina Revises Voting Laws for Felons
Will North Carolina change its voting restrictions for convicted felons?
1 Sep
2021
Written by Valerie Cumming

North Carolina Revises Voting Laws for Felons »

If someone has been convicted of a felony, do you think that he or she should still have the right to vote? States Read more…

Census Results Come In
Data from the 2020 Census was released last week. Credit: Maria Dryfhout/Shutterstock
17 Aug
2021
Written by Valerie Cumming

Census Results Come In »

Once a decade, the federal government completes a population count to determine each state’s congressional and state-level representation. The federal government also uses Read more…

New Coronavirus Guidelines Issued
The CDC has issues new guidelines to combat the Delta variant of COVID-19.
4 Aug
2021
Written by Valerie Cumming

New Coronavirus Guidelines Issued »

A new spike in coronavirus cases–largely the result of the new COVID Delta variant–has left many Americans wondering what precautions they should take. Read more…

A New Way to Vote?
Learn more about ranked choice voting in this week's Election Central post. Credit: Andy Sacks/The Image Bank/Getty Images
30 Jun
2021
Written by Valerie Cumming

A New Way to Vote? »

How would you describe the typical method for voting? Voters cast ballots for their preferred candidate and the candidate with the most votes Read more…

Juneteenth: A Federal Holiday
President Joe Biden speaks with Opal Lee after signing the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
23 Jun
2021
Written by Valerie Cumming

Juneteenth: A Federal Holiday »

On June 19, 1865, news of the end of the Civil War reached the citizens of Galveston, Texas. This day, known as “Juneteenth,” Read more…

Oregon Legislator Removed for Aiding Rioters
Credit: Shutterstock/niroworld
16 Jun
2021
Written by Valerie Cumming

Oregon Legislator Removed for Aiding Rioters »

The breach of the U.S. Capitol building on January 6, 2021, made headlines around the world. But you might not know that a Read more…

Your “shot” at Millions
How are state's trying to get people vaccinated? In many different ways.
2 Jun
2021
Written by Valerie Cumming

Your “shot” at Millions »

In the United States, many state governments have come up with some really creative ways to encourage people to get their COVID-19 vaccinations. Read more…

Biden: Let’s Loosen Rules on COVID Vaccine Patent
Coronavirus Covid-19 vaccine development medical with syringe for doctor use to treat pneumonia illness patients.
12 May
2021
Written by Valerie Cumming

Biden: Let’s Loosen Rules on COVID Vaccine Patent »

As the world struggles to battle the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, some nations have had more success than others. Today, the vaccine is readily Read more…

Moving Atlanta’s All-Star Game
Bobby Stevens Photo/Shutterstock
14 Apr
2021
Written by Valerie Cumming

Moving Atlanta’s All-Star Game »

Georgia was the major upset of the 2020 elections. Not only did the traditionally red state go blue for Joe Biden, but shortly Read more…

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