Stories tagged: "Joe Biden"


Interstate 10 between Eloy and Picacho Peak, in Tucson, Ariz.
Biden Cites Infrastructure Needs in Arizona To Push Plan

Arizona has 132 bridges and more than 3,100 miles of highway that are in poor condition. The White House began its pitch Monday for President Joe Biden’s $2 trillion infrastructure proposal by spelling out constructions needs in all 50 states, including Arizona which got a grade of C on a recent infrastructure report card. Biden...

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Biden’s COVID Relief Plan Is a Huge Deal for Women. Here’s How.

Study after study has found that women, particularly women of color, have borne the brunt of the pandemic’s economic toll, losing jobs and leaving the workforce in alarming numbers.

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Latino Voters Played a Huge Part in Arizona’s Democratic Swing in 2020 Election

“All this stuff that worked right in Arizona, it was because of Latino consultants, Latinos on the ground and Latinos at the state level.” Democrats looking to win the Latino vote should take their cues from Arizona, which was held up as a “shining example” of how it’s done by the author of an election...

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What Is Biden’s Plan to Reunite Thousands of Migrant Families Torn Apart by Trump-Era Border Policy?

There is “much more work necessary to right the wrongs done to these families,” said Efrén Olivares, SPLC Tucson’s deputy legal director of immigrant justice.

President Joe Biden listens as Kizzmekia Corbett, an immunologist with the Vaccine Research Center at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), right, speaks during a visit at the Viral Pathogenesis Laboratory at the NIH, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021, in Bethesda, Md. NIH Director Francis Collins is at center. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Only 6% of Black Americans Have Been Vaccinated. Here’s How Biden Is Trying to Change That.

Medical experts say it will take a concerted effort to meet the challenges of rebuilding trust and ensuring vaccine access for communities of color.

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Phoenix Coffee Shop Proving $15 Minimum Wage Is Possible

“We have had this long-term vision of how coffee can be a career path for individuals.” Adrian Garcia started working at Xanadu Coffee in downtown Phoenix as a barista when the shop opened in October.  It was the promise of the $15 minimum wage that first attracted him to the job — something unheard of...

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Biden’s Next Big Challenge: How to Deal With Trump’s Takeover of the Courts

“If somebody believes they are a victim of discrimination in their workplace, the final say on whether our civil rights laws are properly enforced is a lower court judge,” Daniel Goldberg, legal director of the nonprofit advocacy group Alliance for Justice, told COURIER.