Optimize: week of Dec. 11

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The Optimist Staff

Welcome to Optimize, an update to keep you informed on what has happened during the week. Here are five national and international stories (and one local one) that you should know:

Alabama senate race

Doug Jones beat Roy Moore, becoming the first Democrat to win an Alabama Senate seat in 25 years.

Net Neutrality update

The F.C.C. voted to repeal net neutrality. What will happen now?

New addition to Star Wars series

Star Wars: The Last Jedi came out on Thursday night. Going to see it this weekend? Take a look at this article first.

Possible end to Children’s Health Insurance Program

The Children’s Health Insurance Program is at risk of not being renewed for federal funding, meaning that millions of children could lose their health care.

Disney’s purchase of Fox

Disney and Fox entered into a merger deal on Thursday. The Simpsons predicted it in 1998.

Local Bonus: Monroe County adopted a new food and beverage tax, hailed as the “zombie tax.” The profit from the 1 percent tax will go towards paying for an expansion to the Monroe County Convention Center.