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Charter School Removes Controversial Transgender Policy
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.
Aug. 24, 2018
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Discussing the week in news with Chuck Coughlin, president and CEO of HighGround, and former Tempe Mayor Neil Giuliano, who is currently the CEO of Greater Phoenix Leadership.
Aug. 24, 2018
Report: Phoenix, Scottsdale Have Biggest Parks Of Nation
Out of the nation’s 100 largest cities, the Trust for Public Land lists the McDowell Sonoran Preserve in Scottsdale and the South Mountain Preserve in Phoenix as the biggest in a new report.
Aug. 24, 2018
Your Circadian Rhythm Might Be More Important Than You Think
There is a growing body of research that suggests we deeply depend on following the circadian code inside our bodies.
Aug. 24, 2018
Some University Philosophy Departments Seeing Big Donations
UCLA recently got a $20 million gift to support its philosophy department. That came months after Johns Hopkins University’s philosophy department got a $75 million donation.
Aug. 24, 2018
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.
Aug. 24, 2018
Disney Sues Costumed Character Business For Infringement
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."
Aug. 24, 2018
WHO: Measles Cases Reach Record High In Europe
The World Health Organization this week reported cases of measles have hit a record high in the European region. The WHO says more than 41,000 people have been infected in the first half of the year.
Aug. 24, 2018
Questions About Education Inside Southwest Key Shelters
In addition to safety concerns at some Southwest Key facilities, there have been a number of questions about how children are educated there and what is required.
Aug. 24, 2018
Trump Removes Former CIA Director
President Trump’s disputes with the U.S. intelligence community have been well-documented and began early on in his administration.
Aug. 24, 2018
The Takeaway: Health Care And The Midterms
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.
Aug. 24, 2018
How Is This Fire Season Affecting Firefighter Recruitment?
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.
Aug. 24, 2018
Arizona Voter Registration Surges Ahead Of Primary
Secretary of State Michele Reagan says there are now more than 3.6 million voters in Arizona, and the majority are registered Republicans.
Aug. 24, 2018
U.S. Issues Increased-Caution Advisory For Mexico Travel
The U.S. Department of State issued an increased-caution travel advisory for Mexico this week, as authorities in the popular beach destination of Cancun uncovered eight cadavers across the city.
Aug. 24, 2018
AZ Gets More Oversight Of Southwest Key As Ex-Worker
Arizona officials just revealed a new agreement to raise oversight of the nonprofit that operates shelters for immigrant kids in Arizona.
Aug. 24, 2018
More Teens Receiving HPV Vaccinations
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced more teens are up to date on their HPV vaccinations.
Aug. 23, 2018
Pipelines Delays Haven
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.
Aug. 23, 2018
Inspections Lead To Increased Oversight Of Southwest Key Programs
Arizona is pursuing fines against an operator of shelters for immigrant children after recent inspections revealed problems with employee background checks.
Aug. 23, 2018
AZ Corp Comm To Hold Meeting
The Arizona Corporation Commission will hold a meeting to address concerns raised by an interim manager working to restore water and sewer systems in the southeast Valley.
Aug. 23, 2018
Lawyers For Border Agent Facing Retrial Want New Venue
A Border Patrol agent who shot and killed a teenage boy standing on the other side of the border in Mexico is arguing to change the venue of his upcoming manslaughter trial from Tucson to Phoenix.
Aug. 23, 2018

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