Stories tagged: "biden"


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Gilbert Public Schools Approves Pay Raises For Employees—Two Weeks After Laying Off 152 Teachers

The reduction in staff resulted in cost savings that the district is using to balance next year's budget and raise salaries.

Voters stand in line outside a polling station, on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, in Mesa, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)
The For the People Act Can Stop the Arizona GOP’s Voter Suppression Efforts

The law would allow automatic voter registration, set unified early and mail-in voting standards, and modernize elections while ensuring their security.

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Biden’s Plan Could Wipe Out Student Loan Debt for Over 293,000 Arizonans

Canceling $10,000 in federal student loan debt per borrower would completely wipe out student debt for nearly 300,000 Arizonans.

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Arizona Law Enforcement Braces for Demonstrations Ahead of Inauguration Day

The FBI said they have not received any “specific and substantiated” threats in the days leading to Biden’s inauguration.

Julian Rosales poses for a portrait dressed as then-candidate Mark Kelly for Halloween on the last day of early voting at Fowler Elementary Early Voting Center in Phoenix, Arizona. Kelly went on to win his bid for US Senate, and was sworn in on Dec. 2, 2020.
Though Not the ‘Blue Wave’ They Hoped for, Arizona Democrats Made Gains in 2020

While they grabbed the top two races on the ballot, Democrats made smaller gains in state, local, and congressional races.

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Meet Joe Biden’s Healthcare Team Who Will Be Charged With Ending the Pandemic

Biden nominated Xavier Becerra and several other officials to a healthcare team tasked with overseeing the nation’s pandemic response.

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Immigrants Rights Activist Says Changes to Citizenship Test Meant to Discourage Immigration

The new test doubles the number of questions from 10 to 20, and expands the pool of questions that could be included on any test from the current 100 to 128