A Phoenix-based non-profit is partnering with ASU to test its program aimed at preventing child abuse. Childhelp’s curriculum will be in one Valley elementary school this year. The group’s looking for a high school district with whom to partner, as well.
Women in Indian Country experience violence – including sexual violence – at alarming rates. The federal Department of Justice reports that women in Indian Country are the victims of sexual assault, rape and violence at a rate that’s more than twice that of other women in the U.S.
American Airlines recently announced it’ll move its pilot training center from Phoenix to Charlotte and Ft. Worth; this follows last year’s move of the carrier’s flight attendant training from Phoenix to Texas.
The survey found 52 percent of Hispanics said they had regularly or occasionally experienced discrimination or have been treated unfairly because of their race or ethnicity. And, about 6 in 10 Hispanics said that race relations in the U.S. are generally bad, the study found.
A new Arizona State University study on traffic stops by the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office found patterns of racially discriminatory policing. Some deputies, for example, were twice as likely as their colleagues to stop Hispanics.
The Americans with Disabilities Act turned 26 this summer. But to this day, a majority of businesses are not compliant, according to federal estimates. And here in Arizona that’s led one organization to take enforcement into its own hands.
Earlier this summer, Gov. Doug Ducey signed an executive order banning state agencies and departments from hiring contract lobbyists. At the same time, he set up a system for those agencies to request an exemption from that order.