‘Human error’ result in false missile emergency alert in Hawaii

Chris Allen Brown, Associate Editor Ever wondered what would happen if an emergency official pressed the wrong button? Look no further than Hawaii’s direction. Last weekend, a civil defense employee in the United States’ 50th state pushed the wrong button and sent out an emergency alert to residents’ cellphones about an incoming missile threat. The alert read “BALLISITC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS … Continue reading ‘Human error’ result in false missile emergency alert in Hawaii

Paradise Lost: the House tax plan in the shadow of the Paradise Papers

JoAnna Mitchell, Staff Writer Recently, a cooperative effort involving over 380 investigative journalists worldwide uncovered an expansive trove of documents exposing how the wealthiest people in the world, alongside large multi-national corporations, manage to avoid paying taxes on their vast collections of wealth. The papers, dubbed the Paradise Papers, show how the elite maneuver their finances and store obscene amounts of money in offshore accounts … Continue reading Paradise Lost: the House tax plan in the shadow of the Paradise Papers

Las Vegas shooting now deadliest in modern U.S. history

JoAnna Mitchell, Staff Reporter Late on the night of Sunday, October 1, on the last day of the Route 91 Harvest Festival, 64-year-old Stephen Paddock opened fire on throngs of unsuspecting concertgoers from his 32nd floor hotel room at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, 500 yards away from the concert venue. The three-day country music festival came to a screeching halt … Continue reading Las Vegas shooting now deadliest in modern U.S. history