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Education Department Will Reject Transgender Student Bathroom Complaints
The Department of Education under President Trump has decided it’s going to reject transgender student bathroom complaints. Here to talk about where the current situation sits is Zachary Kramer, ASU law professor.
Feb. 22, 2018
AEA President: Members Surprised By Superintendent Being Placed On Paid Administrative Leave
Wednesday night, the Scottsdale Unified School District Governing Board unanimously voted to place Superintendent Denise Birdwell on paid administrative leave. For some perspective on last night’s move, The Show's Mark Brodie is joined by Joe Thomas, president of the Arizona Education Association.
Feb. 22, 2018
The Takeaway: What An Effective Gun Control Plan Would Really Look Like
It’s been a week since the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida that killed 17 people. And as is often the case in the aftermath of a mass shooting, the national conversation has turned to a crucial question: How do we prevent this?
Feb. 22, 2018
Some Lawmakers Want Voters To Eliminate Prop 206 Provision
Some Arizona lawmakers want to make it harder for workers to claim that their termination was a retaliatory act.
Feb. 22, 2018
ADOT To Help Mexico Promote Safety On Road To Rocky Point
The Arizona Department of Transportation is helping Mexican officials promote safety on the highway going to Rocky Point.
Feb. 22, 2018
AG Asks Court To Halt Scottsdale School Construction
The Arizona Attorney General’s Office filed a complaint, preventing further construction on two elementary schools, following multiple investigations into possible procurement and conflict of interest violations that have roiled the district’s administration.
Scottsdale District Superintendent Placed On Leave
Feb. 22, 2018
Tax Bill Could Bring Nearly $28K Windfall To AZ
A bill getting support from Republican lawmakers at the Arizona House will give an exclusive group of Arizona residents tens of thousands of dollars in tax breaks each.
Feb. 22, 2018
With Shooter Out, What
Arizona agriculture leaders are hopeful the new leadership in Legislative District 13 marks a swing in rural interests having a bigger role in the Legislature.
Feb. 22, 2018
Arizona Prisons To Provide Free Tampons
The Arizona Department of Corrections will now provide free tampons to each female inmate in state prison.
Feb. 22, 2018
Bill To Give Caregivers Income Tax Credit Passes In House
Caregiving can cause a lot of financial strain. According to AARP, caregivers spend roughly $7,000 a year on their loved one’s care. If that person has dementia, the out-of-pocket costs can be even higher.
Feb. 22, 2018
Student Loan Debt Increased 10% In 10 Years
Borrowers with student loan balances over $50,000 have increased almost 10 percent in the past decade, according to a data analysis from the Brookings Institute.
Feb. 21, 2018
Scottsdale Unified School District Superintendent Placed On Leave
The Scottsdale Unified School District Governing Board placed the district’s top administrator on paid leave last night following months of controversy about school building projects and conflict of interest.
Feb. 21, 2018
 Ducey Says He
Gov. Doug Ducey said he has no clear idea of how to prevent mass shootings at schools. But he said he will protect the Second Amendment and will not politicize the school massacre in Florida.
Feb. 21, 2018
Candidates For Arizona Schools Chief Address Campus Safety
One week ago, a gunman walked into a Florida school and killed 17 people. The shooting is one factor influencing the race for the Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction.
Feb. 21, 2018
NTSB: Helicopter Spun Before Crashing Near Grand Canyon
A sightseeing helicopter made at least two 360-degree turns before crashing in the Grand Canyon and killing three British tourists, according to a preliminary report released Feb. 21.
Feb. 21, 2018
 Visual Artist Safwat Saleem Uses Dark Satire In
Visual artist Safwat Saleem likes to use satire — sometimes dark satire — in his work. He’s a Pakistani-American who became a U.S. citizen last year. And as he watched the 2016 election unfold, that wit came out in a series of soliloquies that he’s put onto paper in his new exhibition at Chandler’s Vision Gallery, “Concerned, but Powerless.”
Feb. 21, 2018
 What Should The White House Response Look Like After National Tragedy?
After the mass shooting that left 17 high schoolers dead in Florida last week, President Trump’s response was criticized as slow after the president waited until overnight to address the country. It came after a week that was riddled with controversy over the White House’s response to the scandal over former top aide Rob Porter, who was accused of domestic abuse.
Feb. 21, 2018
 Brahm Resnik Discusses Report On Montenegro Receiving Racy Text Messages
12News just broke a story that might shake up the highly-watched Congressional District 8 race. The station’s Brahm Resnik reported on text messages that raise concerns about conservative Republican Steve Montenegro’s relationship with a female staffer at the state Legislature.
Feb. 21, 2018
Mesa High Students Walk Out In Response To Florida Shooting
A spokeswoman for Mesa Public Schools said​ students went to a local park where they held a vigil and sang songs for the 17 victims of the massacre. The students returned to school after about 30 minutes.
Feb. 21, 2018
Community College Faculty Upset Over Proposed Policy Change
Faculty members at the Maricopa Community College District are upset about a proposed change in the way administrators and the faculty communicate. The governing board will consider a resolution next week that would do away with the ‘meet and confer’ process, which has been in place for many years.
Feb. 21, 2018

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