Wright State campus after snowfall | Photograph by Soham Parikh | The Wright State Guardian
From local happenings to national topics and global events, here is the news worth knowing for the week of Jan. 30, 2023.
According to Wilmington National Weather Services, Dayton set a new record with five inches of snowfall on Jan. 25. This broke the over 100-year-old previous record of 4.9 inches set in 1915.
President Joseph Biden addressed multiple mass killings this week, one being the incident in Half Bay, California and another in Monterey Park, California.
Biden expressed support for the victims’ families, enacting full federal support after deliberation with the Homeland Security Advisor and security team.
“Even as we await further details on these shootings, we know the scourge of gun violence across America requires stronger action,” Biden shared. “I once again urge both chambers of Congress to act quickly and deliver this Assault Weapons Ban to my desk, and take action to keep American communities, schools, workplaces and homes safe.”
According to a White House press briefing, the U.S. is sending assistance to the Ukraine war effort.
“Number one, today’s announcement that the U.S. is going to send 31 M1 Abrams tanks to Ukraine is very much a continuation of our effort to provide Ukraine with the capabilities that they need to continue to better defend themselves,” White House officials said.
A senior White House official said that the United States has been the leading provider of material support, including weapons and equipment, to Ukraine since the war started 11 months ago.
On Jan. 26, a small asteroid passed close to the Earth at around 7:27 p.m., according to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
The asteroid, which is the size of a box truck, passed over the Southern tip of South America. NASA assures that there was no risk of the asteroid coming into contact with the Earth.