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Federal Government bypasses a shutdown

Erin Smith, Politics Editor November 20, 2023

The United States Senate passed their third temporary government funding package that will end the threat of a federal government shutdown in 2023. The bill passed the Senate, 87-11, and will be sent to...

White House announces new Women’s Health Research Initiative

Erin Smith, Politics Editor November 20, 2023

According to a National Center for Biotechnology Information study, “medical studies have excluded female participants and research data [has] been collected from males and generalized to females.”...

Dorinda Borer elected mayor of West Haven

Erin Smith, Politics Editor November 13, 2023

University of New Haven alumnus Dorinda Borer won the mayoral election in West Haven on Nov. 7. She received 6,001 votes to beat Barry Lee Cohen, who received 3,671 votes. All 10 districts in West Haven...

Biden announces new funding for Amtrak

Erin Smith, Politics Editor November 13, 2023

Pres. Joe Biden announced recently that the federal government will provide $16 billion to Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor, which will include 25 passenger rail projects. The Northeast Corridor is a system...

Updates on the Israel-Hamas war

Erin Smith, Politics Editor November 6, 2023

On Oct. 7, Hamas, a group based in Palestine, made an attack on Israel from the Gaza Strip. More than 1,400 people were killed in Israel and 242 hostages were taken back into Gaza. Since that first attack,...

President Biden passes executive order to ensure AI safety

Alexis Dawkins-Maldonado, Staff Writer November 6, 2023

On Oct. 30, United States President Joseph Biden addressed the threat of ever-developing artificial intelligence (AI) in his newest executive order on Safe, Secure and Trustworthy Artificial Intelligence....

Election Day in West Haven

Erin Smith, Politics Editor November 6, 2023

University of New Haven is well-represented in West Haven’s mayoral candidates, as both are graduates of the school. Election day is Tuesday, Nov. 7 in Connecticut and the city of West Haven will vote...

House of Representatives lacking leadership

Erin Smith, Politics Editor October 16, 2023

One week after Kevin McCarthy (R-Cal.) was ousted as the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the House Republicans have still not found a replacement. The Grand Old Party (GOP) is facing many internal...

Ongoing war between Israel and Hamas reaches new tensions

Erin Smith, Politics Editor October 16, 2023

On Oct. 7, Hamas, a Palestinian terrorist organization, launched an unprecedented attack by sea, air and ground on Israel. Rockets hit Israeli cities and thousands of militants crossed the border fence...

Firearm open carry criminalized in CT

Erin Smith, Politics Editor October 9, 2023

As of Oct. 1, 2023, the open carrying of a firearm is now illegal in Connecticut. The new law came into effect due to complaints to police from people who were alarmed by the display of guns. The law will...

Kevin McCarthy ousted as House Speaker

Erin Smith, Politics Editor October 9, 2023

Kevin McCarthy (R-Cal.) was voted out of his United States House of Representatives speakership on Oct. 3 by a 216-210 vote. 208 House Democrats voted to remove McCarthy and eight House Republicans joined...

Biden announces new office for gun violence prevention

Faith Arcuri, Staff Writer October 3, 2023

President Joe Biden announced a new office dedicated to gun violence prevention, his latest effort to combat the national crisis through executive action instead of the more sweeping reforms that would...

CT minimum wage increases by 69 cents

Erin Smith, Politics Editor October 3, 2023

On Sept. 18, Governor Ned Lamont announced at a press conference that effective Jan. 1, 2024, the Connecticut minimum wage will be increased from $15.00 per hour to $15.69 per hour. State legislation...

House Oversight Committee to hold first Biden impeachment inquiry next week

Faith Arcuri, Staff Writer September 25, 2023

The House Oversight Committee will hold its first hearing on Thursday, Sept. 28 in their impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden. The hearing is expected to focus on “constitutional and legal...

MARB implements financial management firm in West Haven

Erin Smith, Politics Editor September 25, 2023

The Municipal Accountability Review Board (MARB) is a state board that provides oversight to financially distressed municipalities. West Haven was moved to the board’s highest tier last April after $900,000...

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