Take 2: Iranian airstrikes, Australian fires


Hannah Gonzalez

The Take 2 series features brief weekly updates on the state or nation’s relevant news for the community.

Maddi Linsteadt , Staff Writer

Editor’s note:  Take 2 is a series of informative short posts for which readers should take two minutes to view. Readers can expect the biggest or most relevant state or national news to be briefly explained here.

Iran: In response to the death of Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani from an American airstrike, the commander of Iran’s elite Quds Force, an act of revenge put in place by Iranian leaders launched over a dozen ballistic missiles against two military bases in Iraq. According to President Trump, after economic sanctions placed by the U.S, Iran appears to be stepping down. This comes after continued tensions with Iran ever since the 1979 hostage crisis. 

Why This is Important: Because of Iran’s retaliation, the president alongside other leaders now have to make decisions about how to move forward to avoid conflict in the middle east.

Australian Fires: Wildfires in Australia have destroyed thousands of homes and continue to spread, endangering people and animals alike. These fires have burned throughout half of the country at around 12.35 million acres.
Why This is Important: Many Americans have donated money and volunteered themselves to help with the fight against these wildfires along with the recovery of and preservation of the parts of Australia that have been affected.