UPDATED: Some Oil Town Residents May Not Be Ready to Give Up Hydraulic Fracturing – No Matter the Environmental Costs

In West Texas, some residents who live among the environmental effects of the hydraulic fracturing industry still can’t seem to imagine a world without it. By: Tori B. Powell For Mark Rainey, the hydraulic fracturing industry was more than a job. It was what he described as a lifelong goal with special generational ties. SeventeenContinue reading “UPDATED: Some Oil Town Residents May Not Be Ready to Give Up Hydraulic Fracturing – No Matter the Environmental Costs”

Some Oil Town Residents May Not Be Ready to Give Up Hydraulic Fracturing – No Matter the Environmental Costs

Deep in the heart of Texas, some residents who see the environmental effects of the hydraulic fracturing industry still can’t seem to imagine a world without it. By: Tori B. Powell For Mark Rainey, the hydraulic fracturing industry was more than a job. It was what he described as a lifelong goal with special generationalContinue reading “Some Oil Town Residents May Not Be Ready to Give Up Hydraulic Fracturing – No Matter the Environmental Costs”

Kanye West’s Presidential Run Isn’t a Joke to These Voters

By: Tori B. Powell To some Americans, voting for rapper and fashion designer Kanye West in the upcoming presidential election is what they called a “joke” and a “wasted ballot.” For others, the husband to socialite Kim Kardashian in office is what they said could be the country’s saving grace as the United States tacklesContinue reading “Kanye West’s Presidential Run Isn’t a Joke to These Voters”

“Ill-Prepared,” “Underfunded,” and “Disturbing:” House of Representatives Oversight Subcommittee Demands Changes to IRS COVID-19 Response

By: Tori B. Powell As the economy still grapples with COVID-19’s devastating impacts, a House of Representatives Oversight and Reform subcommittee pointed towards the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) response to the virus in what they said are failed efforts to support American taxpayers. At a Wednesday morning hearing, the subcommittee demanded modernization of the agency’sContinue reading ““Ill-Prepared,” “Underfunded,” and “Disturbing:” House of Representatives Oversight Subcommittee Demands Changes to IRS COVID-19 Response”

Those That Watched Wildfires Burn Down California are the Same Ones Who Will Also Rebuild it. Here’s What They Had to Say:

Written by: Tori B. Powell When wildfires ravaged through California this summer, 46-year-old Victor Rama said that mentally, he had to prepare for more than just losing his own home to the flames. As an Oakland construction worker of more than ten years, Rama said he also had concerns about all of the buildings thatContinue reading “Those That Watched Wildfires Burn Down California are the Same Ones Who Will Also Rebuild it. Here’s What They Had to Say:”

AU’s NAACP President Says She’s Casting Her 2020 Presidential Vote With Racism Abolition in Mind

Written by: Tori B. Powell The president of American University’s NAACP chapter, Madison Dalton, describes herself as an optimist but says that she isn’t too optimistic about how either candidate in the upcoming presidential election will handle the most important issue to her: racism abolition.  “We have two racist white men – two sexual abusers – runningContinue reading “AU’s NAACP President Says She’s Casting Her 2020 Presidential Vote With Racism Abolition in Mind”

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