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First lady Jill Biden speaks to a small crowd in the backyard of Tucson Mayor Regina Romero as part of her visit to Tucson on Tuesday.

First lady Jill Biden and Tucson Mayor Regina Romero marked International Women's Day during a backyard celebration at Romero's home Tuesday, as Biden tours Arizona and Nevada to push the "cancer moonshot" and stalled Build Back Better bill. Read more»

President Joe Biden delivering the 'State of the Union' speech on Tuesday night.

"We are the only nation on Earth that has always turned every crisis we have faced into an opportunity. The only nation that can be defined by a single word: possibilities." Read more»

President Joe Biden’s first State of the Union address is set to focus significantly on the economy, with the former member of the U.S. Senate calling on Congress to pass much of the agenda stalled in the so-called Build Back Better bill. Read more»

De julio a diciembre, el Departamento del Tesoro envió alrededor de 795,000 pagos mensuales a familias de Arizona, un anticipo del crédito que obtendrán cuando presenten sus impuestos de 2021. Los defensores están preocupados por el impacto que tendrá la pérdida del crédito fiscal en la tasa de pobreza a largo plazo.

Enero fue el primer mes desde el verano pasado que las familias de bajos ingresos de Arizona no recibieron un cheque bajo el programa Child Tax Credit, lo que dejó a los padres luchando por ayuda y a los defensores preocupados por el aumento de la pobreza. Read more»

The expanded federal Child Tax Credit program sent about 795,000 checks a month to low-income families in Arizona from July through December. The payments, more than $2.1 billion in total, ended in December, and advocates worry how the loss will affect families that live paycheck to paycheck.

January was the first month since last summer that Arizona low-income families did not get a check under the expanded Child Tax Credit program, leaving parents scrambling for help and advocates worrying about an increase in poverty. Read more»

President Joseph R. Biden, Jr., with Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken and Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry, kicks off the virtual Leaders Summit on Climate in Washington, D.C., on April 22, 2021.

President Joe Biden said Wednesday the climate and child care provisions in his domestic spending agenda could still become law this year, even as the larger plan has stalled in the Senate over other items that Biden conceded may not pass — such as an expanded child tax credit. Read more»

Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema intentionally went into the bathroom at ASU on Oct. 3 to avoid meeting with a group of activists because she believed that recording someone inside a bathroom is a crime - now, one of the protestors could face deportation. Read more»

Even for those who want a career in nursing, becoming a picker and packer at Amazon carries strong appeal. The company covers 100% of tuition for nursing school, among other fields, and has contracted with community colleges to provide the schooling.

The nursing home industry has long employed high school graduates to feed, bathe, toilet and tend to dependent and disabled seniors - but facilities that sit near Amazon’s colossal distribution centers are outgunned in the bidding war for employees. Read more»

I’m just having some fun here with my colleagues because I saw at least four Grinch/Manchin cartoons today before noon. OK, I’m exaggerating. It may have been 1 p.m. Read more»

An analysis from the New Partnership for New Americans estimates that by the end of 2020 Arizona will have gained over 49,000 new eligible voters who are immigrants in the four years since the last presidential election.

About five million people are stuck in a decades-long line to become permanent residents, and more than 100,000 of their children, known as “Documented Dreamers,” are estimated to lose their status here over the next two decades. Read more»

Joe Manchin voted against Trump’s tax cuts for the rich but he’s now defending them. I bet West Virginia has more poverty babies than trust-fund babies. Read more»

President Joe Biden meets with Senator Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., on September 28, 2021, in the Oval Office.

President Joe Biden’s giant social and climate spending bill on Thursday night appeared stalled in the U.S. Senate for some time to come, a deep frustration for congressional Democrats who aimed to pass the ambitious package by the Christmas recess. Read more»

The accelerated child tax credit program has sent more than $1.7 billion to families in Arizona, where advocates say the money is typically spent on basics like food, housing, clothing and school supplies.

Arizona families may have seen the last – for now – payment under an expanded child tax credit program, passed earlier this year as part of the pandemic-relief American Rescue Plan, that advocates say has been a “game changer” for low-income families in the state. Read more»

It is crystal clear that Congress needs to take action to address climate change, and that we have no time to waste. Read more»

A certified nurse midwife meets with her patient at Naval Branch Health Clinic Mayport. Throughout the pandemic, midwives have provided care for more pregnant people, especially in rural areas where health care options are limited.

As hospitals across the country are struggling to stay afloat amid the coronavirus pandemic, some have had to cut or suspend obstetric services - but at least 8 states, including Arizona, have passed laws expanding coverage for midwifery and doula services. Read more»

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