August 14, 2020

Politics

‘One of us’: South Asians celebrate Harris as VP choice

Two words summed up Tamani Jayasinghe’s exuberance for the first Indian American and Black woman to run for vice president: “Kamala Aunty.” That title of respect that goes beyond family in Asian circles immediately came to mind when Joe Biden announced Kamala Harris as his running mate. So the 27-year-old with Sri Lankan roots tweeted

Opinion

Opinion: Press Freedom Is Democracy’s Canary in the Coal Mine

Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty. While there are different ways a democracy can practice vigilance — from citizens voting, to protesting injustices, to fostering civil society — press freedom may be the most integral. A free and vibrant media provides an entry point and platform for citizens to stay informed, engage in their

Opinion

Opinion: A Historic Ticket Won’t Win Over Women, Minorities

Kamala Harris is the first black woman and South Asian-American named to a presidential ticket. We can recognize and applaud this historic candidacy. But making history alone will not boost enthusiasm for a lackluster Democratic ticket, especially among Blacks. We cannot gloss over the damage that her policy proposals would do to the advancement of

Gas Prices

Arizona Weekly Gas Price Update for the Week of August 10, 2020

Arizona gas prices are unchanged  in the past week, averaging $2.30/g today, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 2,269 stations. Gas prices in Arizona are 0.6 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and stand 48.9 cents per gallon lower than a year ago. According to GasBuddy price reports, the cheapest station in Arizona

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