What that means is now the Arizona Board of Education can withhold up to 10 percent of the state funding Murphy gets until its finances are in compliance. The next state board meeting is the end of January.
ICE officials have been dropping off migrants at some local churches, and the holidays and government shutdown haven’t slowed things down. If anything, activists say, resources are strained by the number of migrants needing assistance.
When we take our pet to the veterinarian, we’re focused on the health of our dog or cat, and usually not that of the tech or the veterinary assistant. But a federal survey shows that veterinary services had the second-highest rate of non-fatal job-related injuries and illnesses.
Happy 2019! It’s that time of the year when we resolve to drink less, exercise more, save money, etc. It may feel really good to intend to do “better” in the new year, but as Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke explain in this 2015 episode, real change takes planning and hard work.
Across the country, detained immigrants make pennies a day at their jobs in detention. As the Trump administration continues to expand immigrant detention, the companies behind these prisons are profiting. Meanwhile, American taxpayers are the ones footing the bill for these facilities.
Brazil swore in its new president on Tuesday. Jair Bolsonaro is a far-right politician who has been dubbed the “Trump of the Tropics.” He won the country’s highest office in a hotly contested election which he won handily on a run-off in October, after campaigning on promises to do away with entrenched government corruption and get the country out of a growing deficit.
Maricopa County has sued more than a dozen pharmaceutical companies, arguing they helped cause the nationwide opioid epidemic. Among other things, the county claims the firms — including Purdue Pharma, which used to make OxyContin — engaged in deceptive marketing practices.
In the sunny northern Mexican state of Sonora, solar energy has been booming in recent years. That is expected to continue, even with the new administration of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador.
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Employee leasing companies such as Education Services, Inc. offer educators on cheaper contracts to districts. That’s because retired employees are still able to collect their state pension if they return to a public district through the employee leasing company.
“This is a really important aspect of our educational service ... if our students can’t get to school safely, they aren’t able to get there and learn,” said Amy Bolton, a spokesperson for the Scottsdale Unified School District.