Gavin Newsom remains governor

By Tyler Clifton, Staff Writer The recall election for Gov. Gavin Newsom (D – Calif.) concluded last week, allowing the incumbent governor to serve out the year and a half remaining in his term. This was the second election of its kind in California’s history, the first happening in 2003 when the then-sitting governor, Gray Davis, was replaced by Arnold Schwarzenegger. Newsom was announced as the winner last Tuesday evening when approximately 70% of the votes had been counted. At that time, there were 5.8 million (63.9%) votes in favor of keeping the governor, compared to the 3.3 million (36.1%) … Continue reading Gavin Newsom remains governor

Measles cases on the rise in U.S.

By: Richard Meyer ~Copy Editor~ The number of reported cases of measles is set to surpass previous years in 2015 after an outbreak beginning in southern California. The outbreak, affecting more than 120 people, extends to 17 states across the nation, the most recent of which is Georgia. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) began tracking the spread of the disease on Jan. 1 after there were reports of people having the disease after visiting Disneyland in southern California in December. The disease spread quickly to those who had not been vaccinated or who had not had booster shots after the initial vaccination. “This is not a problem with the measles vaccine not working,” Director of the … Continue reading Measles cases on the rise in U.S.

U.S. reaches agreement with India

By: Richard Meyer ~Copy Editor~ President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached an agreement that would allow U.S. firms to cooperate on civilian nuclear power plants in India. The deal also established an insurance pool in the case of an accident. The agreement comes after five years of struggling relations, which stemmed from a liability disagreement in nuclear arms. Disagreements between two of the world’s largest democracies began in 2010 when the United States and India discussed a deal that would have allowed the United States to build nuclear power plants in India, but required the United … Continue reading U.S. reaches agreement with India