One of Arizona’s largest charter schools has removed a controversial transgender policy for its students. Great Hearts Academies had faced push back for its “biological sex and gender” rules, which some called discriminatory and anti-transgender.
For those who are high-efficacy voters and who follow public policy discussions, there’s also a growing disconnect between what they believe elected officials and governments should be accomplishing and what really seems to be happening.
There’s a legal case pending in New York in which Disney has sued a company over unlicensed characters. Disney argues Characters for Hire, LLC is a “knock-off business” which has been “built upon the infringement of plaintiffs' highly valuable intellectual property rights."
On Tuesday, Facebook and Twitter announced they had purged hundreds of suspicious accounts and pages that were masquerading as news outlets and other social media personas. The companies say they believe these pages originated in Iran.
Around 400 firefighters and 80 pieces of equipment from Arizona are headed to California to battle wildfires. In addition to Arizona, firefighters from around the United States and the world are helping to battle the blazes.
Natural gas exports from the U.S. to Mexico have been increasing steadily for the last decade, even while construction on new pipelines has been delayed over conflicts with indigenous peoples who don't want the routes going through their land.