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2 New Mexico school districts close down, citing COVID surge

Nov. 22, 2021 16:56 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — At least two schools in New Mexico are sending students home early this week for remote learning, citing concerns over a coronavirus infection surge. Students at Santa Fe Public Schools will go remote starting Tuesday ahead of the Thanksgiving...

What's inside Biden's $2T social and climate measure

Nov. 19, 2021 15:23 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden's roughly $2 trillion plan to boost social and education programs as well as protect against global warming has passed the House, pushing it one step closer to law. The 2,135-page bill includes universal preschool, funding to limit...

House moves toward OK of Dems' sweeping social, climate bill

Nov. 18, 2021 23:48 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats brushed aside months-long divisions and approached House passage of their expansive social and environment bill late Thursday, as President Joe Biden and his party neared a defining win in their drive to use their control of government to funnel its resources...

Editorial Roundup: West Virginia

Nov. 17, 2021 13:35 PM EST

Charleston Gazette-Mail. Nov. 15, 2021. Editorial: Rules are different for the uber wealthy It’s no great revelation that there is a dichotomy in this country between how middle- and lower-income Americans are treated compared to the rich. ...

US-funded child care aid nearing reality with Biden bill

Nov. 10, 2021 00:52 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Women — and some men — in Congress have been fighting for government child care assistance for almost 80 years. With President Joe Biden's $1.85 trillion social services package, they are as close as they have ever been to winning. And it's not...

What's in, and what's out, as House nears vote on Biden bill

Nov. 05, 2021 05:50 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden's now- $1.85 trillion plan to boost social and education programs as well as protect against global warming continues to be fine-tuned by Democrats in Congress with a new goal of completing work before Thanksgiving. The updated...

What's in, and what's out, as House nears vote on Biden bill

Nov. 04, 2021 22:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden's now- $1.85 trillion plan to boost social and education programs as well as protect against global warming continues to be fine-tuned by Democrats in Congress with a new goal of completing work before Thanksgiving. The updated...

Many women have left the workforce. When will they return?

Nov. 04, 2021 14:58 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — There was a time when Naomi Peña could seemingly do it all: Work a full-time job and raise four children on her own. But when the viral pandemic struck early last year, her personal challenges began to mount and she faced an aching decision: Her...

Democratic women in Virginia frustrated by paid leave flop

Oct. 29, 2021 19:04 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Democrats' decision to drop a proposal for paid family leave from their massive social safety net and climate change package was met with disappointment and irritation by female voters in Virginia, a critical constituency in the tight and closely watched governor's...

Biden announces 'historic' deal — but still must win votes

Oct. 28, 2021 21:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden announced Thursday that he and Democrats in Congress have reached a “historic" framework for his sweeping domestic policy package. But he still needs to lock down votes from key colleagues for what's now a dramatically scaled-back bill. ...