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Coconino Voices: General mining law desperately needs updating | Columnists

The General Mining Act of 1872 was designed to encourage settlement and colonization of the American West, in part to drive out the Indigenous peoples who had already lived there for tens of thousands of years. Today, 150 years after its enactment, this law has not changed significantly and continues …

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The 1st public health insurance plan in the United States struggles to gain ground

With prospects for the U.S. adopting a single-payer “Medicare for All” program dim, proponents of health care reform have instead turned to a government-designed insurance plan that could compete with private insurance plans sold on health care exchanges. The idea behind this “public option” is that it could ultimately expand …

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Historic funding could transform gun violence prevention efforts. But can smaller groups take it over? | American crime

FFor years, local gun violence prevention programs have struggled to secure long-term funding. The people who care for students on and off US school campuses, sit at the bedside of gunshot wound survivors and hug the families of homicide victims, are rarely paid with dedicated public money. Instead, many groups …

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Canadian judge issues order to stop protesters from blocking US border bridge

Reuters / 07:29 Feb 12, 2022 People erect a tent as truck drivers and supporters continue to block access to the Ambassador Bridge, which connects Detroit and Windsor, to protest coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccination mandates, in Windsor , Ontario, Canada February 10, 2022. REUTERS/ Carlos Osori WINDSOR, Ontario – A …

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FWW: VP’s visit to Newark highlights need for additional funding

VP’s visit to Newark highlights need for additional funding The administration’s infrastructure agreement does not fully fund the necessary water solutions Today, Vice President Kamala Harris is in Newark to highlight the city’s response to a lead crisis that has impacted drinking water in New Jersey’s largest city. The visit …

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States get green light to build electric car charging stations, Auto News, ET Auto

Biden has also set a goal of 50% electric vehicle sales by 2030, as part of a broader effort to achieve a zero-emissions economy by 2050. WASHINGTON: States get green light to build nationwide network of electric vehicle charging stations that would place new or upgraded ones every 80 kilometers …

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EU joins flea race with €42 billion bid to rival Asia

The production of semiconductors, also called chips, has become a strategic priority in Europe as in the United States, after the shock of the pandemic which stifled supply – Copyright AFP François WALSCHAERTS Alex Pigman The EU is launching a plan on Tuesday to raise tens of billions of euros …

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EXPLANATION: What happens to European energy if Russia acts? | Economic news

By CATHY BUSSEWITZ, DAVID McHUGH and MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Fears are growing about what would happen to Europe’s energy supply if Russia were to invade Ukraine and then halt natural gas exports in retaliation for U.S. and European sanctions. The tensions show the risk of …

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US House China competition bill to pass this week

The Chinese and American flags are printed on paper in this illustration taken January 27, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, Feb 2 (Reuters) – The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday introduced a multibillion-dollar bill aimed at increasing U.S. competitiveness with China …

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US to reduce levies on most Canadian lumber producers

The 2006 Canada-US softwood lumber agreement expired in October 2015, without replacement. In the latest round of the trade dispute, Canadian producers have been paying U.S. duties on softwood lumber since April 2017.Christine Muschi/Reuters The U.S. Department of Commerce plans to lower tariffs for most Canadian lumber producers, but raise …

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Colorado’s orphan wells will attract nearly $39 million in federal cleanup aid

Colorado is eligible for $39 million in federal funds to plug orphan oil and gas wells — the first installment of what could total $79 million in cleanup funds for the state — announced today the US Department of the Interior. The money is part of the Biden administration’s infrastructure …

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Can we say “no” to fuel subsidies?

Not a single country in the world sets a “fair” price for fossil fuels. The fossil fuel industry benefits from subsidies around the world – $11 million per minute. Subsidies on oil, gas and coal amounted to $5.9 trillion in 2020, and could reach $6.4 trillion in 2025, estimates the …

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Race and finance: the student loan trap

This is the second in a series of articles on race and the financial system. When American civil rights activists of the last century took to the streets, they dreamed of a day when black Americans had the same educational opportunities as everyone else in the country. Sabrina Cannon lived …

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$ 2.4 billion in student loan forgiveness for 38,000 borrowers in preparation, education ministry says

Education Secretary Miguel Cardona speaks before the Health, Education, Work and Pensions Senate … [+] committee during its confirmation hearing at Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on February 3, 2021. (Photo by Susan Walsh / POOL / AFP) (Photo by SUSAN WALSH / POOL / AFP via Getty Images) POOL …

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US donates $ 1.5 billion to help provide school meals during supply chain crisis

By Christopher Walljasper CHICAGO (Reuters) – The United States Department of Agriculture is providing up to $ 1.5 billion to help school lunch programs overcome the supply chain crisis, the Agriculture Secretary said on Friday, Tom Vilsack. Purchasing large amounts of food has become difficult due to delays in shipments, …

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UB spin-off Atrevida Science aims to modernize the wind turbine

With approximately $ 400,000 in federal grants, the company is developing a turbine blade that automatically adapts to changing winds BUFFALO, NY – For decades, companies eager to increase wind power production have relied on a simple strategy: make the blades of the wind turbine bigger. Although generally effective, this …

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Antony Blinken Warns China Against “Aggressive Actions” in Asia-Pacific | American foreign policy

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken used a visit to the Indo-Pacific to urge China to stop its “aggressive actions” in the region, as Washington seeks to strengthen its alliances against Beijing. President Joe Biden’s administration is trying to restore relations and reaffirm its influence in Asia after the turmoil …

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Oil slips on plan to exploit emergency crude reserves

An aerial view shows an Idemitsu Kosan Co. oil plant in Ichihara, east of Tokyo, Japan, Nov. 12, 2021, in this photo taken by Kyodo. Mandatory Credit Kyodo / via REUTERS Register now for FREE and unlimited access to reuters.com Register now MELBOURNE, Nov. 23 (Reuters) – Oil prices fell …

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U.S. commitment on climate change is tested in Senate with global impact, Energy News, ET EnergyWorld

Washington: After talking about climate rhetoric at UN talks in Scotland, Biden administration is now testing whether a divided US can walk on climate: pushing massive investment for a new era of clean energy across the narrowest margins of the Senate. The House passed a roughly $ 2 trillion climate …

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Democrats’ electric vehicle push sparks intense lobbying struggle

Democrats’ efforts to boost electric vehicle (EV) adoption have sparked an intense lobbying battle on Capitol Hill as automakers attempt to influence legislation that will shape the future of the industry. Automakers are generally back President BidenJoe Biden Majority of Americans Worried About Cyber ​​Attacks on Critical Groups: Poll Secretary …

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5 options for your money before student loan payments resume

This article provides information for educational purposes. NerdWallet does not offer any advisory or brokerage services, nor does it recommend specific investments, including stocks, securities, or cryptocurrencies. The Biden administration has extended the federal student loan payment hiatus one last time, meaning borrowers won’t owe money or accumulate interest until …

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It’s the risk pool, stupid

Last week, the Supreme Court dismissed a third court challenge to the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the Biden administration wasted no time in celebrating, deploying a litany of offers regulatory changes to the law. The main one of them is a year-round nomination for households at …

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Advocacy for a permanent broadband subsidy

Dr Fallon Wilson When the pandemic forced schools, offices and healthcare providers to go online last March, it also put our country’s long-standing digital inequalities in the spotlight. Millions of low-income Americans did not have computers, high-speed home connections, or the digital skills to use them. Over a year later, …

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‘A new chapter’: US-EU leaders turn the page on dispute over 17-year-old aircraft subsidies (at least for now) | Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

Hailed as a “new chapter” in bilateral trade relations between the United States and the European Union (EU), the two sides ad At a US-EU summit in Brussels on Tuesday, an agreement was reached to suspend (for five years) all tariffs resulting from the long-standing transatlantic dispute over aircraft subsidies. …

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‘Obamacare’ survives: US Supreme Court rejects big challenge

WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court, though increasingly conservative in its composition, on Thursday rejected the latest major Republican-led effort to remove the national healthcare law known as ‘Obamacare’, thus preserving insurance coverage for millions of Americans. The judges, by a 7-2 vote, left the entire Affordable Care Act intact by …

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High-speed train receives last-minute push in Congress

The bullet train receives a last-minute push from lawmakers and lobbyists as Congress debates how to revamp the country’s infrastructure. The House Transport and Infrastructure Committee put forward a $ 547 billion infrastructure bill last week that would provide $ 25 billion for high-speed rail projects. On Friday, the Senate …

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US uses Quad to strengthen critical supply chains

WASHINGTON – The United States will work with the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue countries and the Group of Seven to address supply chain vulnerabilities for semiconductors and other strategic materials, according to a report released Tuesday. US dependence on China for chips and other critical products has raised concerns, especially as …

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A good worker is hard to find

A pedestrian walks past a Now Hiring sign outside a Lamps Plus store in San Francisco on June 3. Photo: Justin Sullivan / Getty Images A wide distribution of vaccines and the end of government blockades should lead to strong job creation. Still, the US labor market posted its second …

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Biden’s budget includes increase in health grants

An ACA premium tax credit subsidy is supposed to keep what a consumer pays in cash for health coverage at a certain percentage of the consumer’s “modified adjusted gross income” or MAGI. (Photo: Shutterstock) President Joe Biden has proposed a budget for fiscal year 2022 that could make the current …

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Wanted: A Resilience Czar for the US Government

Everyone knows the “black swans” – extreme and one-off events that are impossible to predict. Think of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand that started World War I or the stock market crash of 1987, which set a record for one-day price cuts. But what about the risks that surround …

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New funding opportunities and Biden’s policy proposals for healthcare

The continued efforts to increase funding for COVID-19 relief, along with the Biden administration’s ambitious policy agenda, have sparked a wave of change impacting the healthcare landscape. This GT Alert contains notable updates, including unprecedented funding opportunities and healthcare budget proposals. Plan of American families On April 28, 2021, President …

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Why the precious secrets of your genetic code are threatened

In this opinion piece, Robert Champ, Anthony W. Orlando, and Arnold J. Rosoff argue that the Biden administration should make DNA privacy a top priority. Field is professor of law and public health at Drexel University; Orlando is an assistant professor of finance, real estate, and law at California State …

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