Zika bill dies in U.S. House

By: Micah Price ~Staff Writer~ Late on Tuesday Senate Democrats blocked a bill that would have allocated $1.1 billion dollars to fight the Zika virus in the United States. In defense of their votes, democrats cited the bill as laden with inessential provisions, such as amendments that would defund Planned Parenthood, allowing Confederate flags to fly at cemeteries where military veterans are laid to rest, attacking the Clean Water Act, and making cuts to Obamacare. The bill, which required a supermajority of 60 votes to pass, received only 52 votes in favor with 46 opposed. The World Health Organization (WHO) … Continue reading Zika bill dies in U.S. House

World Events in Brief

By: Max Creager ~Staff Writer~ Getting caught up on World News has been a difficult process in the heat of the 2016 U.S. presidential election. With global leaders weighing in, the influence of Wiki leaks and 24-hour coverage of candidates’ gaffes and rallies, many of the issues around the world have been put on the back burner. The Zika Virus has spread over the course of the summer, and according to the CDC is now affecting 54 independent regions across South, Central and North America, Africa and Islands in southeast Asia. This has many worried that governmental responses have been … Continue reading World Events in Brief