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Ariana Figueroa

Ariana Figueroa

Ariana Figueroa covers Washington D.C. for States Newsroom, which supports the Capital-Star.

Trump tests positive for COVID-19, enters quarantine

By: , and - October 2, 2020

Late Thursday, Bloomberg News had reported that Hope Hicks, a close aide to Trump, had tested positive for the virus. Hicks had traveled to and from the presidential debate in Cleveland on Air Force One with Trump and also traveled to Minnesota with him, Bloomberg said.

Months into the pandemic, digital divide still leaves poor kids at a disadvantage

By: - September 29, 2020

Members of the U.S. Senate are pushing for $4 billion in the next coronavirus relief package to help students in rural and low-income areas gain access to high speed internet.

Hours before Pa. rally, Trump announces Judge Amy Coney Barrett for Ginsburg’s U.S. Supreme Court seat

By: - September 26, 2020

As they waited for Trump to speak at Harrisburg International Airport, just outside the capital city, supporters welcomed the news.

With fight looming over Ginsburg’s replacement Pa.’s Casey lines up in opposition, Toomey still silent

By: - September 21, 2020

U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., says he opposes naming a replacement before the election. U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., hasn't said yet.