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Is a $15 Per Hour Federal Minimum Wage on the Horizon?

The national minimum wage has sat at $7.25 per hour since 2009. Someone who works a full-time minimum wage job makes just over $15,000 a year. With the average rate for apartment rental in the U.S. costing close to $1,500 a month, there’s no way to survive on that salary…

Puerto Rico in crisis

Puerto Rico Declares ‘State of Emergency’ Over Wave of Gender-Based Violence; Twitter Launches New “Birdwatch” Community to Combat Misinformation; and More

Puerto Rico declares “State of Emergency” over recent wave of killings targeting women and transgender individuals. Newly sworn in Gov. Pedro Pierluisi has declared that Puerto Rico is under a state of emergency following a recent wave of gender-based violence across the territory. According to CNN, “At least 60 direct…

President Biden enacts historic legislation

President Biden Continues Making History Just Days Into Office; the Disappearance of Racially Biased Standardized Testing for College Acceptance; and More

President Biden’s new administration continues to enact legislation at a breakneck pace. As the administration of 46th President Joe Biden starts its first full week in control of the White House, legislation setting a new course for the country continues to be approved at a record rate. Among the actions…

President Joe Biden signs his first executive orders in the Oval Office

Biden Administration Already Hard at Work Enacting Numerous Beneficial Policies; Amanda Gorman is America’s New Superstar Poet; and More

President Joe Biden sworn in and new administration already hard at work. Just hours after his emotional, star-studded and highly protected inauguration took place on Jan. 20, President Joe Biden is already working on fulfilling campaign promises and undoing some of the most egregious acts carried out by his predecessor….