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National

Social spending, business tax hike drive $6T Biden budget

President Joe Biden’s $6 trillion budget proposal for next year would run a $1.8 trillion federal government deficit despite a raft of new tax increases on corporations and high-income people designed to pay for his ambitious spending plans. Biden had already announced his major budget initiatives, but during a rollout Friday, he will wrap them

Sports

Shoes Fly At Local Tourney – Cal Cordes Singles Horseshoe Tournament

Photo: The first and second place winners in all three classes. (L to R) John Barney, George Stockton, Bruce Reid, Trisha Lincoln, Modesta Ramirez, and Neil Sweezey In the first local tournament since 2019, the shoes were flying on Saturday at the Cal Cordes Singles Horseshoe Pitching Tournament. The courts are located at Watson Lake.

Politics

Threats against state, congressional lawmakers jumped in recent years

When mobs stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6, Arizona resident Jacob Chansley, better known as the Q-Anon shaman, left behind a hand-written note for Vice President Mike Pence. “It’s only a matter of time. Justice is coming.” Chansley denied in court documents that the note was the threat prosecutors say it was. But if it was a

National

Biden to propose free preschool, as speech details emerge

President Joe Biden will call for free preschool for all three- and four-year-old children, a $200 billion investment to be rolled out as part of his sweeping American Families Plan being unveiled Wednesday in an address to Congress. The administration said the historic investment would benefit 5 million children and save the average family $13,000.

Opinion

Opinion: Conservative Women Can Make Washington Work Again

Americans have lost faith in their government, and for good reason. For years, Washington has catered to special interests, kicked the can on tough spending decisions, and empowered unelected bureaucrats over the American people. Unfortunately, the problems run even deeper than dysfunctional government. Seventy-nine percent said in a recent poll that they feel like the entire

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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