Some physicians call Daylight Saving Time a health burden

By Mariah Quintanilla Twice a year, Americans enter a government-instituted time warp. Daylight Saving Time (DST) ends this Sunday, Nov. 6, at 2 a.m., and we will collectively rejoice in an extra hour of precious, precious sleep as clocks “fall back.” Come March, however, that hour is “lost” once again and many of us may […]

Our thirst for energy – driving innovation and mitigating water risks

By Lakshmi Chandrasekaran “Green city planning to create green roofs, green parks and deployment of green assets in places where we are worried about heat effects is necessary,” said Jessica Hellmann, director of the Institute on Environment from the University of Minnesota to keep climate change at controllable levels. She stressed in no uncertain terms […]

Duckworth opens lead as Kirk falters in crucial final stage of senate race

By Guy-Lee King and Duke Omara After a disastrous second debate performance in his race against Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Republican Mark Kirk’s (R-IL) campaign is in trouble as he struggles to hit the reset button in a nationally watched race that may hold the key to control of the U.S. Senate. With less than […]

The fight against Wisconsin’s Voter ID laws

By Shahzeb Ahmed To Sharon Luellen, being part of the electoral process is more than just a civic obligation. It is her right. “My vote counts,” she said succinctly as she sat on a canopy-shaded steel bench across from the homeless shelter where she lives. A new photo ID in hand after an unexpectedly swift […]

Early voting eases the way for first-time immigrant voters

First-time voter Kahkashan Noreen cast her ballot with help from ESL instructor

By Jingzhe(Kelly) Wang Election day is Tuesday, of course, but people can vote every day until then. There is a difference. Early voting doesn’t take place in neighborhood precincts. It takes place at designated places. There is an important advantage, especially for first-time voters who may want assistance.  Come with first-time voter Kahkashan Noreen, as […]