February 16, 2021

Gas Prices

Arizona Weekly Gas Price Update, February 16th, 2021

Arizona gas prices have risen 3.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.47/g today, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 2,269 stations in Arizona. Gas prices in Arizona are 11.1 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and stand 22.7 cents per gallon lower than a year ago. According to GasBuddy price

History

A brief history of presidential lethargy

A television set turned on in the West Wing of the White House. AP Photo/Susan Walsh Stacy A. Cordery, Iowa State University No one doubts the job of president of the United States is stressful and demanding. The chief executive deserves downtime. But how much is enough, and when is it too much? These questions

Opinion

Opinion: Cancel Culture Claims A Sportswriter Legend

Back in 1962, when the Baseball Writers’ Association of America created a writers’ award and named it for J. G. Taylor Spink, they could not have foreseen the effect of racial protests generations later. Spink (1888-1962) was both the longtime publisher of the Sporting News and the award’s first recipient.  Recipients are honored for “meritorious

Medical

Experts: New enrollment for Obamacare could be ‘really good’ for state

Health advocates welcomed Monday’s reopening of enrollment for Affordable Care Act coverage, saying the opportunity for more people to get or renew their health insurance could be “really good for Arizona.” The normal period for Americans to sign up for coverage ended Dec. 15, but President Joe Biden called for this special 90-day open enrollment

Economy

Biden faces questions about commitment to minimum wage hike

Union activist Terrence Wise recalls being laughed at when he began pushing for a national $15 per hour minimum wage almost a decade ago. Nearly a year into the pandemic, the idea isn’t so funny. The coronavirus has renewed focus on challenges facing hourly employees who have continued working in grocery stores, gas stations and

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