Straight From The Well
2018 Midterms State of the States: Shifting Balance of Power in State Legislatures
State of the States: Shifting Balance of Power in State Legislatures
May 21, 2018
by TWN Staff

Following the elections on November 6, state control is now divided in thirteen states. Democrats picked up six states, bringing their total to fourteen while Republicans held on to control in 21 states. Scroll to the bottom of the newsletter to see the full breakdown of state control by party. Read More

In The News

Off the Beaten Track, Some Thought They’d Found Refuge — Until a Fire Found Them in Its Path In The News
Off the Beaten Track, Some Thought They’d Found Refuge — Until a Fire Found Them in Its Path
November 17, 2018
by admin

They were sleepy places: Paradise, Magalia, tiny Concow (population 710 at the last Census count). When flames swept through them last Thursday morning, many escaped down the narrow, winding roads that kept them tucked away, a little off the beaten track. Others were home — sick in bed... Read More

Presidential

Note to Democrats Pondering a Presidential Run: The Clock is Already Ticking Presidential
Note to Democrats Pondering a Presidential Run: The Clock is Already Ticking
November 17, 2018
by admin

The presidential campaign clock may be ticking, but Bernie Sanders insists it doesn’t rattle him. “I am here in northern Vermont, and people just went through six months of an election, and they are not all that happy to get into another election,” the newly re-elected Vermont senator said in his... Read More

Featured

How a Playground on a Truck Brings Joy Featured
How a Playground on a Truck Brings Joy
November 17, 2018
by admin

In a state with the fourth-highest rate of youth obesity in the nation, the Baton Rouge, La., parks and recreation agency wanted to lure kids away from their screens and into the parks to get moving. But the low-income youths who needed exercise the most weren’t showing up at the parks, because, officials... Read More

More from The Well

As City Burns Around It, A Newspaper Staff Rises to Cover Unspeakable Tragedy Media
As City Burns Around It, A Newspaper Staff Rises to Cover Unspeakable Tragedy
November 16, 2018
by admin

It’s an iconic if horrifying shot of the Camp fire pulverizing Paradise — a large ball of grayish-black smoke with fire radiating on the right, taken less than two hours after the Northern California inferno started a week ago. Read More

Lull in Winds Could Give Firefighters the Upper Hand in Southern California Blaze In The News
Lull in Winds Could Give Firefighters the Upper Hand in Southern California Blaze
November 16, 2018
by admin

As the battle against the Woolsey fire enters its seventh day, fire officials are optimistic that improved weather might help them get the upper hand in the devastating blaze. Read More

Mueller Promises Judge More Details on Manafort Case in 10 Days In The News
Mueller Promises Judge More Details on Manafort Case in 10 Days
November 16, 2018
by admin

Special Counsel Robert Mueller and Paul Manafort asked for a brief delay before updating a judge about Manafort’s cooperation in the Russia investigation, saying they will have more to report in 10 days. Read More

Miami-Dade Launches Hand Recount of 10,000 Uncounted Ballots in Scott vs. Nelson Florida
Miami-Dade Launches Hand Recount of 10,000 Uncounted Ballots in Scott vs. Nelson
November 16, 2018
by admin

A room full of Miami-Dade election workers began a hand recount Thursday night of more than 10,000 problematic ballots cast in the U.S. Senate race, joined by a room full of lawyers and volunteers from both campaigns eager to contest votes for the other side. Read More

Trump Gives Bipartisan Criminal Justice Bill a Boost Bipartisan
Trump Gives Bipartisan Criminal Justice Bill a Boost
November 15, 2018
by admin

President Donald Trump, in his first attempt at bipartisanship since last week’s election, endorsed a bill Wednesday aimed at reducing some prison sentences and better preparing inmates for life after incarceration. Read More

Could Texas Be a 2020 House Battleground? 2020 Elections
Could Texas Be a 2020 House Battleground?
November 15, 2018
by admin

Texas Democrats had their best election in over a decade last week when they flipped at least two Republican-held House seats. But closer margins in other races have boosted party hopes of future gains in the once deep-red Lone Star State. Read More

Straight From The Well
scroll top