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Jeff Bezos endorsed higher corporate tax rates. But it won’t cost him much

Jeff Bezos endorsed higher corporate tax rates. But it won’t cost him much

A year ago, Joe Biden, then the presumptive Democratic nominee for president, was picking a fight with Amazon over how little it paid Uncle Sam. Now Biden is president, and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is on a lonely island supporting the White House’s plan — to raise corporate taxes. Hardly any other company leaders have…MORE

Pennsylvania’s Democratic Senate race raises simmering divisions inside the party

Pennsylvania’s Democratic Senate race raises simmering divisions inside the party

In the beginning stages of Pennsylvania’s high stakes Democratic Senate primary, even the most progressive of candidates are downplaying the label. Republican Sen. Pat Toomey’s decision to retire next year means that for the first time in more than a decade, voters in what has become one of the country’s most hotly contested swing states…MORE

Frustration grows at US military bases overseas over slow pace of vaccine rollout

Frustration grows at US military bases overseas over slow pace of vaccine rollout

Many members of the American military and their family members stationed outside the US are growing increasingly frustrated at the pace of the coronavirus vaccine rollout on overseas bases which is lagging behind the continental US. Military families based in Europe are fully reliant on military health clinics at their bases to receive vaccines. They…MORE

How to speak to someone who’s hesitant to get vaccinated

How to speak to someone who’s hesitant to get vaccinated

As a pediatrician, Dr. Edith Bracho-Sanchez spends many of her days with nervous moms and dads listening to reasons why they’re worried about their kids receiving vaccinations. “It often manifests as just complete disagreements on how to raise kids,” said Bracho-Sanchez. To navigate the complexity, she tells her families that she would never judge parents…MORE

A California town is paying its homeless to clean their encampment sites

A California town is paying its homeless to clean their encampment sites

A pilot project in a California town is paying homeless residents to tidy up their living areas, and it’s changing the culture of the city. The idea stemmed from a conversation with one of the city’s police sergeants, said Sarah Bontrager, the housing and public services manager for Elk Grove, a city of 174,000 people…MORE

Inside Cup Foods, where it seems George Floyd never left

Inside Cup Foods, where it seems George Floyd never left

Walking up to Cup Foods, you pass the outline of a body drawn on the street. It shows where George Floyd took his last breath. Approaching it now, it’s impossible not to see again the horrified huddle of people captured on police body camera screaming at officers to get off the neck of George Floyd.…MORE

Giants fan throws ceremonial first pitch 10 years after a near-fatal attack

Giants fan throws ceremonial first pitch 10 years after a near-fatal attack

Bryan Stow triumphantly held up a baseball before throwing the ceremonial first pitch at the San Francisco Giants’ home opener Friday. Assisted by a walker, the fan donned the Giants’ orange and black, the same colors he was wearing 10 years ago when he was beaten and nearly killed. In 2011, Stow attended an Opening…MORE

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