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Biden's 100-Day Plan: The Impact On Arizona

by Kendal Blust, Rodrigo Cervantes, Ron Dungan, Rocio Hernandez, Michel Marizco

President Joe Biden established a list of priorities for his administration to achieve by his 100th day in office. From April 26-30, a new KJZZ series looks at how those policies play out for Arizona.

Part 1 | April 26, 2021

One Wall And Plenty Of Politics

The first issues for Biden include the U.S.-Mexico border, Mexico and Latin America.

Part 2 | April 27, 2021

Where Energy, Climate And Policy Meet

About 90% of the Chaco Canyon region has been leased out for oil and gas drilling over the years. But the Biden administration has pledged to fight against environmental injustice.

Part 3 | April 28, 2021

Asylum Still Elusive At The Border

Biden has started to roll back some Trump-era policies, but he has left others in place — and has struggled to humanely restore the asylum system.

Part 4 | April 29, 2021

Clean Energy, Tense Atmosphere

President Joe Biden wants U.S. energy policies to move toward greener alternatives — but his counterpart in Mexico is looking for the opposite.

Part 5 | April 30, 2021

Making College More Accessible

President Joe Biden has proposed making college free. What would that mean for Arizona and its students?

Kendal Blust, an Arizona native, reports from KJZZ’s bureau in Hermosillo, Sonora, focusing on business and economic relationships between Arizona and northern Mexico.Prior to joining KJZZ, Kendal worked at the Nogales International, reporting on border and immigration issues, local government, education and business. While working on her master’s degree at University of Arizona School of Journalism, she did stints with the Arizona Daily Star and the Tico Times in Costa Rica, and completed a thesis project about women art activists in the Arizona-Sonora borderlands.In her pre-journalist life, Kendal was a teacher, first helping Spanish high school students learn English, then heading to Tucson to teach fourth grade.When she’s not in the newsroom, Kendal enjoys getting outside for a hike or a swim, catching a good movie, hanging out with family and friends, and eating great food.