Biden Administration

Education

School testing can be delayed but not canceled, feds say

The Education Department said Monday that it will not allow states to forgo federally required standardized testing in schools this year but will give them flexibility to delay testing or hold it online during the pandemic. Aiming for a middle ground in a polarized debate, the Biden administration said states must continue with annual testing

Opinion

Opinion: Is Joe Biden Dismantling American Border Security?

President Joe Biden has long made it clear he intends for immigration reform to be a top priority of his administration. On his first day in office, he signed a stack of executive actions designed to dismantle the Trump administration’s immigration policy and institute new priorities. He ended construction of the border wall, imposed a

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

Buz Blog

Opinion: What To Expect From a Biden Administration

Now that Joe Biden has been inaugurated as President, what can we expect? Biden has issued some dozens of executive orders. Not as many as one would expect, have directly reversed policies of the prior Trump Administration, but most will have a major impact on our country, our people, the economy, and the world. In

International

U.S. announces restoration of relations with Palestinians

U.S. President Joe Biden’s administration announced Tuesday it was restoring relations with the Palestinians and renewing aid to Palestinian refugees, a reversal of the Trump administration’s cutoff and a key element of its new support for a two-state solution to the decades-old conflict between Israelis and Palestinians. Acting U.S. Ambassador Richard Mills made the announcement

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