By Lauren Pratt |Staff Writer| Two hundred and sixty one of 435 representatives took to action Friday, Oct. 9, in attempt to lift a 40-year-old ban on crude oil exports. The has not yet reached the Senate for approval, but in the case that it does, President Barack Obama has stated he will veto the bill. “The country needs to focus more on alternate energy (wind, solar, water),” according to the Washington Street Journal. The Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975 was a bill Congress passed used to stifle the harsh impact of future oil embargos (an official ban on trade) by foreign oil producing countries. The bill was enacted due to the aftermath of the 1973 Arab Oil Embargo that … [Read more...] about Reps. fight for oil ban appeal
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By Andy Quintana |Staff Writer| Those who are designated to protect the public should be armed. The recent incident at LAX that left one dead and several injured has now gotten people to think about having armed security agents. The fact is that most hired security guards are there to protect you but most are completely unprepared for the unknown. “I think that for the well being of the people, security should be given the means to protect the people from any unfortunate event,” said student Adam Ghossein. “But I think before we arm security guards with a gun, they should be properly trained and licensed.” It is not enough for security guards to be able to carry a firearm; … [Read more...] about We need armed security
By Angel Lizardi |Staff Writer| The federal government shut down, leaving many federal employees without work until the Republican and Democratic representatives can reach an agreement on a short-term budget. According to the Wall Street Journal, “More than 800,000 government workers will go without pay.” According to NPR, departments that would be affected include, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), NASA, which would have to furlough 97 percent of its workforce, rendering the Mars Rover Curiosity, unattended, and the Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) would lose all of its … [Read more...] about Federal Government Shutdown: What’s closed and what’s open?