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Utah GOP governor defends Republicans’ push to end enhanced unemployment

Utah GOP governor defends Republicans’ push to end enhanced unemployment

Utah GOP Gov. Spencer Cox on Sunday defended Republicans’ push to end enhanced unemployment, saying that although some families continue to struggle amid the pandemic’s economic fallout, the benefit must be rolled back “at some point.” Citing the state’s low unemployment rate, Cox told CNN’s Jake Tapper on “State of the Union” that the biggest…MORE

Arizona’s Copper Canyon Fire grows to 2,560 acres

Arizona’s Copper Canyon Fire grows to 2,560 acres

A brush fire that broke out Friday east of Phoenix, Arizona, has grown to 2,560 acres, according to the state Department of Forestry and Fire Management. The Copper Canyon Fire was about 20% contained as of Sunday, the department said on Twitter. Fire crews are focused on monitoring the blaze’s southern and western edges, according…MORE

Native Americans weren’t alone on the Trail of Tears. Enslaved Africans were, too

Native Americans weren’t alone on the Trail of Tears. Enslaved Africans were, too

When Alaina E. Roberts started piecing her family’s history together she made a surprising discovery that changed what it meant to be a Black American. Her father’s ancestors in Oklahoma were once enslaved by Native Americans. Nearly a century before Tulsa’s Greenwood District became a beacon of Black prosperity in the 1920s, Native American tribes…MORE

Prices are rising everywhere you look

Prices are rising everywhere you look

Everywhere you look, there are headlines about higher prices. Some are tied to commodities, which are getting snapped up as the global economy emerges from its long slumber. Lumber prices are at an all-time high thanks to an epic home-building boom. Copper and steel prices have also reached records. Agricultural products aren’t exempt. The price…MORE

People of color have a new enemy: techno-racism

People of color have a new enemy: techno-racism

As protesters take to the streets to fight for racial equality in the United States, experts in digital technology are quietly tackling a lesser known but related injustice. It’s called techno-racism. And while you may not have heard of it, it’s baked into some of the technology we encounter every day. Digital technologies used by…MORE