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Mike Johnson was elected as the new Republican Speaker of the House, and one of his first priorities is to prevent a government shutdown.

Out of money and time: How could a potential government shutdown impact our local community?

Maximilien Kiyoi, AVTV Broadcast Editor, October 29, 2023

Government shutdowns occur when the government is unable to agree on and pass a new bill before the previous one expires. In the case of the most recent possible shutdown, the United States Senate was...

Our local community has also even experienced strikes with the Association of Pleasanton Teachers (APT) and PUSD.

Strikes galore: What changes are taking effect on the working environment due to nationwide protests?

Rishit Agnihotri, AVT Sports Page Editor October 23, 2023

Workers from various industries, including the automotive and healthcare sectors, have taken to the streets, demanding improved labor conditions and fair wages. As the protests intensify, consequences...

On September 29, students watched news shows all about the death of Senator Dianne Feinstein. California Governor Gavin Newsom has since appointed Laphonza Butler, Democratic strategist and Kamala Harris adviser, to fill the vacant U.S. Senate seat after Senator Feinsteins passing.

Farewell to a legacy: Dianne Feinstein, long-serving California senator, passes away at age 90

Zenil Koovejee, AVT Editor-In-Chief October 16, 2023

In the hushed corridors of power, where political sagas are written and rewritten, a chapter has come to a close. Senator Dianne Feinstein, a name etched in the annals of American politics, has taken her...

Companies such as Shell or Chevron are usually ranked highly for their quality in gas, claiming that their gas can help with the longevity of your car.

California gas prices rise once again: What is going on?

Yatin Bayya, AVT World News & Politics Page Editor October 10, 2023

Still trending upward, California gas prices climbed by 80 cents in the month of September and reached over 6 dollars, 55% higher than the national average. Several factors contribute toward the gas...

The national alert gave plenty of information to the public about the test through the message, reassuring the public that it is just a test.

Testing the nationwide emergency alert system: Why did the federal government ring your phone?

Rishit Agnihotri, AVT Sports Page Editor October 6, 2023

On October 4th, the Federal Emergency Management Agency(FEMA) sent out an emergency alert to all devices nationwide for testing purposes. The goal of this test alert was to ensure the effectiveness...

Voters across the country tune into the second GOP debate to see the candidates continue to talk about important topics for the country.

Trump’s dominance and GOP debate: How are Amador students and local voters navigating the 2024 election?

Rishit Agnihotri, AVT Sports Page Editor September 29, 2023

With the presidential election gearing up for the following year, Americans wonder whether the GOP debates will provide new candidates a chance at the Republican nomination or if Trump will attempt to...

US-China relations have evolved from initial engagement and cooperation to a complex and often tense relationship characterized by economic competition, geopolitical rivalry, and strategic disagreements.

Panda diplomacy: How have pandas become a symbol of the deteriorating relationship between China and the US?

Arlina Yang, Senior Staff Writer May 30, 2023

Panda diplomacy, also known as panda politics, is a practice that involves gifting giant pandas from China to other countries as a symbol of friendship and goodwill. Despite the brewing conflicts between...

A significant number of students set to graduate in 2023 and 2024 are poised to exercise their voting rights in the upcoming presidential election, highlighting the critical role of the youth demographic in shaping the political landscape of the nation.

Erdogan declares victory: How does Turkey’s recent vote parallel the upcoming US election of 2024?

Jalen Alami, Staff Writer May 30, 2023

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has secured another five-year term, maintaining his two-decade dominance in the country's politics. His combative populism and reshaping of laws to consolidate power...

Teacher strikes have occurred throughout history as educators rally for better pay, improved working conditions, and increased funding for education.

Teachers strike in the UK: Examining the fair treatment of teachers in the US

Lexiss Marajas, Staff Writer May 30, 2023

Voicing their concerns about mistreatment, teachers in the UK have taken to striking, disrupting the school system to push for change. “Teachers should be given what they need. They need the right...

The ISS is a collaborative project among multiple countries, serving as a remarkable orbital research laboratory and a symbol of global cooperation in space exploration.

ISS hanging by a thread: How will space play a role in the future of international relations?

Dhanush Gowda, Staff Writer May 30, 2023

The International Space Station, or ISS, is among the biggest modules ever launched into space by humanity, representing a colossal international effort.  "[The International Space Station] is our...

The Red Square in Russia is a historically and culturally significant landmark, known for its iconic architecture and as a symbol of national pride.

Red Square attack: What do students need to know about the current state of the Russia-Ukraine conflict?

Anita Gautam, Staff Writer May 30, 2023

Despite the escalating conflict in Ukraine, there have been no significant reports of attacks on Russian soil; nevertheless, during the evening of May 4, a drone strike targeted the Kremlin, the official...

JUUL, a popular e-cigarette brand, rose to prominence in recent years and became synonymous with the youth vaping epidemic, ultimately facing scrutiny for its role in fueling nicotine addiction among teenagers.

Australia to ban vaping: How feasible would such measures be for our local community?

Yatin Bayya, Staff Writer May 30, 2023

Already having one of the highest cigarette prices in the world, Australia is expected to enact a full ban on the recreational use of vaping devices. These initiatives aim to make the product solely for...

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