EHS Top five: Sanders, selling Montana and suing the President

The top five things to know for the week of Feb. 18


Regan Peterson

Charging the net, Adam Bailey, defense, brings the puck down the rink during the boys hockey game against Lafayette, Dec. 3. “Our team needs to get better. I would say that we have worked toward improving, but we haven’t,” Bailey said. “We are still losing almost all of our games. We still play bad. We had eight seniors last year, so it was a pretty big loss. We weren’t good last year, and we still aren’t good this year.” The Wildcats lost.

  1. Senator Bernie Sanders announced his decision to run for President in the 2020 Election, Feb. 19. Sanders is independent but runs with the Democrats becoming the twelfth Democrat to enter the race. While some Americans have shown concern for Sanders’ age, the 77-year-old claims that his campaign raised over $1 million in just three-and-a-half hours of launching. Sanders lost to Hillary Clinton in the 2016 Election. Sanders has called for universal healthcare, a $15 minimum wage and free college education.
  2. An online petition to sell the state of Montana has garnered nearly 10,000 signatures. The petition poses the argument that Montana is “useless” and should be sold to Canada for $1 trillion to eliminate some of the U.S.’s debt.
  3. The Eureka Wildcats hockey team will take on Fort Zumwalt West for the Founders Cup Championship, Friday, Feb. 22. The Wildcats most recently beat the Timberland Wolves, 4-2 in the semifinals, Feb. 18. Cheer on the Wildcats at Queeny Park, Friday, Feb. 22 at 8:15 p.m.!
  4. A student at the University of Missouri has been diagnosed with tuberculosis, Feb. 18. The school will be investigating to see if other students or staff may be infected. There have been six cases of the disease in Missouri so far in 2019 with about 100 recorded each year. While tuberculosis can be cured, it is easily spread and kills nearly two-million people each year.
  5. Sixteen states are suing the Trump Administration after President Donald Trump declared a national emergency to raise funds for his border wall. The following are suing:
    • California
    • Colorado
    • Connecticut
    • Delaware
    • Hawaii
    • Illinois
    • Maine
    • Maryland
    • Minnesota
    • Nevada
    • New Jersey
    • New Mexico
    • New York
    • Oregon
    • Virginia
    • Michigan
The declaration came after Trump failed to receive the $5.7 billion he needed for the wall from Congress. Trump said that the emergency would bring in $8 billion, but the entire wall would cost nearly $23 billion.