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Zornio: 3 key takeaways from President Biden’s student debt forgiveness plan

Last week President Biden announced a first-of-its-kind student debt forgiveness plan that quickly prompted debate, criticism and support along the way. Overall, the policy is a strong win, and the following considers three key takeaways of why, offering context for the scope of forgiveness, the fairness and proof that shifting public opinion can help sway […]

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Colorado Democrats make specific CORE Act executive action request to President Joe Biden

Colorado’s U.S. senators, along with U.S. Rep. Joe Neguse and Gov. Jared Polis, sent a letter to President Joe Biden on Thursday laying out the specific executive actions they’d like him to take to boost protections for federal public land that would otherwise be shielded under the long-languishing Colorado Outdoor Recreation — or CORE — Act. Here’s what the Democrats want: An […]

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Biden’s student loan forgiveness plan promises “targeted relief.” Are you eligible?

In a long-awaited announcement, President Joe Biden on Wednesday said his administration will cancel $10,000 in student loan debt for borrowers who make less than $125,000 a year, or $250,000 for taxpayers who file jointly. In addition, Biden said many students from low-income backgrounds will receive an additional $10,000 in relief. The unprecedented maneuver by […]

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Utah sues Biden over move to restore Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments

By Sam Metz and Brady McCombs, Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY — The state of Utah and two Republican-leaning rural counties sued the Biden administration on Wednesday over the president’s decision last year to restore two sprawling national monuments on rugged lands sacred to Native Americans that former President Donald Trump had downsized. The lawsuit over Bears […]