The Westwind

Three is company in Congressional spending bill

Jack Roberts, Current Events Editor

January 9, 2018

Filed under A-West Needs to Know

As 2018 is an election year in Congress, the stakes are higher than ever in the legislative branch. With the deadline for a government budget looming on January 19, the government could shut down if an agreement is not reached....

Jobs report for November shows great improvement

Jack Roberts, Current Events Editor

December 8, 2017

Filed under A-West Needs to Know

The United States Labor Department released the jobs report from November, and it showed considerable job growth while wages remained fairly stagnant. The report states that an estimated 228,000 nonfarm jobs were added to the...

Finalists for Colorado Supreme Court vacancy announced

Jack Roberts, Current Events Editor

December 8, 2017

Filed under A-West Needs to Know

There is a vacancy in the Colorado Supreme Court, and Governor John Hickenlooper has to choose among  three women: Marcy Glenn, Melissa Hart, and Pattie P. Swift. The vacancy was caused by former judge Allison Reid, who was bro...

Supreme Court hears Colorado anti-discrimination case involving gay couple and cake baker

Jack Roberts, Current Events Editor

December 5, 2017

Filed under A-West Needs to Know

All eyes are focused on Justice Anthony Kennedy December 5, as the Supreme Court hears the case of Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, involving the 2012 case of a gay couple being refused service by a deeply religious cake...

Former Trump security advisor pleads guilty to lying to the FBI

Jack Roberts, Current Events Editor

December 1, 2017

Filed under A-West Needs to Know

Today Michael Flynn, the former National Security adviser to President Trump,  has plead guilty  in a federal court in Washington D.C. to lying to the FBI about his contacts with Russian officials. Special Counsel Robert Muel...

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November 30, 2017

What is the individual mandate?

Jack Roberts, Current Events Editor

November 17, 2017

Filed under A-West Needs to Know

The individual mandate is a controversial part of the current national health care act known as the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that has its origins in the Clinton era. Its primary purpose is to try and persuade all citizens from ...

New blood pressure guidelines from AHA put millions in the red

Jack Roberts, Current Events Editor

November 14, 2017

Filed under A-West Needs to Know

In a recent study released by the American Heart Association, the threshold for hypertension (high blood pressure), was lowered from 140/90 mmHg to 130/80 mmHg. This reduction has put nearly half the population, 46% of citizens...

Members of TPP continue with agreement despite US exit

Jack Roberts, Current Events Editor

November 13, 2017

Filed under A-West Needs to Know

While President Trump has promised to put “America first,” the remaining members of the Trans-Pacific Partnership have met and made plans to proceed without the United States in the agreement. The pact, which was a signature...