Today’s Solutions: October 28, 2021

Election 2020

Have an old campaign sign? Donate it to a beekeeper!

During election season, it’s completely normal to see front yards covered with campaign signs. But now that the election season is over, what should be done with all these political signs? Rather than toss it in the trash, a beekeeper in Florida is asking people to donate them to help keep her Read More...

Steelers deliver hot meal to ballot counters in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania was one of the tightest electoral races in the 2020 election, but poll workers counting ballots in Pittsburgh got an extra helping hand from their local NFL team: the Pittsburgh Steelers.  As the count continued in Allegheny County, the state’s second most populated county, the Read More...

Colorado votes to reintroduce wolves to the state

While most of America was paying attention to the messy madness surrounding the presidential elections, environmentalists in Colorado were quietly celebrating a little victory: the passing of Proposition 114, which tasks Colorado Parks and Wildlife with crafting a plan to reintroduce wolves to the Read More...

Florida votes to increase outdated minimum wage to $15

Voters in Florida tossed their outdated $8.56 per hour minimum wage in this election as the state became the eighth in the country to adopt a $15 minimum wage. Like many other states, Florida will introduce the raise slowly, upping it to $10 next year and raising it by $1 each year until it reaches Read More...

Prop 17 restores voting rights for 50,000 paroled citizens in California

50,000 more Californians were welcomed back into the democratic process this election as the state celebrates the passing of Prop 17. The proposition, which passed with support from 59 percent of voters, will allow paroled citizens convicted of felonies to vote.  Previously, those convicted of Read More...

Sarah McBride just became America’s first transgender state senator

History was made on Election Day after voters in Delaware elected the first transgender state senator in American history. On Tuesday, Democrat Sarah McBride defeated Republic Steve Washington to win a seat that became open following the retirement of the longest-serving legislator in Delaware Read More...

6 ways to thrive when everything feels negative

You have probably noticed that when you’re in a negative mood, it hinders your ability to focus and makes it painfully difficult to be helpful to others. Fortunately, there is a productive way to counter those effects. It’s called thriving — the psychological state in which people experience Read More...

2020 voter turnout surpassing 2016 already, especially among young voters

By last Friday, more citizens had already voted in Texas than in the entire 2016 election. These early statistics show that 2020 could be a record-breaking year for early turnout across the entire country. Amidst the throngs of early voters is a dramatic increase in voter turnout among young Read More...

This polling place on wheels caters to vulnerable voters

Far more Americans are voting from home this year, but for residents who have lost their home to wildfire, receiving your ballot by mail isn’t always an option. Fortunately, the VoteMobile is here to save the day. The rolling polling station is catering to those who have lost their homes to Read More...

A nonprofit is bringing pizzas to hungry voters waiting in line

After seeing predictions for long polling lines in Ohio, Florida, and Illinois before the election in 2016, Scott Duncombe noted that waiting in line to cast your ballot would be less painful with a free warm meal. Thus, Pizza to the Polls was founded.  The non-partisan non-profit organization Read More...