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As Charter Schools Grow, Teacher Unions Rise To Stop Them
Across the country, charter schools are growing, and teachers’ unions are working to stop them. The debate is taking center stage in states around the country, but the divide between charter schools and teachers unions wasn’t always there.
Nov. 18, 2019
AZ School Resource Officers Start Training On Mental Health
Starting Monday, school resource officers will be offered training on adolescent mental health and what they can do to intervene effectively and safely.
Nov. 18, 2019
New Report Has Good News, Bad News for Rural AZ Schools
More rural Arizona high school students are graduating in four years than in the past, but fewer are passing at least one AP exam.
Nov. 18, 2019
Boas: A Turning Point For Mexico
The recent killings of American families from a Mormon offshoot group living in Mexico generated horror in the U.S., but in his latest column, Phil Boas argues that what happened in Mexico affected that country and its people in a more dramatic way.
Nov. 18, 2019
AZ Lawmakers Push To Let Cities Regulate Airbnb Again
Four state lawmakers have filed the first House bill of the upcoming 2020 legislative session. The quartet of Democrats is looking to repeal a 2016 law which prohibits cities and towns from regulating short-term rentals like Airbnb.
Nov. 18, 2019
BBC Look-Ahead: A New Israeli Government
A well-known messaging platform is under fire in India and an independence celebration takes on additional meaning this year.
Nov. 18, 2019
Book Highlights Women In Mexico Whose Husbands Go To U.S.
When NAFTA took effect in 1994, young men began leaving for the U.S. where they could make more money in a few months than they could in a year. The story of their journeys has been told many times in the years since, but what about the women they left behind?
Nov. 18, 2019
The Takeaway: Mormon Deaths In Mexico Reignite Questions About the Ongoing Drug War
Mexico and the United States are in an embittered battle with drug cartels, but some are calling into question its effectiveness as well as the media coverage.
Nov. 18, 2019
Phoenix Public Library Starts Waiving Overdue Fines
Phoenix Public Library said it forgave overdue library fines Monday. But you’re not totally off the hook. If you have a book that’s more than 51 days late, you will get a bill for the replacement fee.
Nov. 18, 2019
Queen Creek Uses Drone To Fix Traffic Flow Problem
Workers in Queen Creek are employing new technology to solve a traffic flow problem. The public works department is using drones to solve an issue near Queen Creek High School.
Nov. 18, 2019
Couple Plead Guilty To Vulnerable Adult Abuse
A couple who manage a Chandler assisted living facility have pleaded guilty to vulnerable adult abuse. The charges stem from the August death of a resident who went two days without air conditioning.
Nov. 18, 2019
First Full Geologic Map Of Titan Reveals Moon Of Varied Landscapes
Saturn’s moon Titan is larger than the planet Mercury and is the only moon in the solar system with an atmosphere. Now, researchers have published the first complete geologic map of its surface.
Nov. 18, 2019
Q&AZ: How Did Tempe Get Its Name?
The city of Phoenix got its name for rising on the ashes of the ancient Hohokam civilization. As part of our Q&Az program, a listener asked how other Valley cities - specifically Tempe - got their names.
Nov. 18, 2019
Focus On Workplace Mental Health Bridges Generations
A new study examining mental health in the workplace found 75% of Generation Z workers reported leaving a job because of their mental health.
Nov. 18, 2019
Phoenix Exploring Changes To Displaced Animals Ordinance
When someone is arrested for animal cruelty or neglect, Phoenix takes possession of the animal, and the person has 10 days to request a court hearing to request to get the animal back. But in the cases of people arrested for a non-cruelty offense or if they’re hospitalized and unable to care for their pets, there is no policy.
Nov. 18, 2019
Study: Some Mexican Americans Screened Away From Medicare Advantage Plans
Multiple studies by researchers point to Medicare Advantage plan providers implementing tactics to attract healthier patients and dissuade those who might require more health services. A recent study suggests older Mexican Americans are being affected.
Nov. 18, 2019
Report: Native Americans Have Most Trouble Accessing Water
For many of us turning on the tap or flushing the toilet is something we take for granted. But a report released Monday showed more than 2 million Americans live without these conveniences. And Native Americans are more likely to have trouble accessing water than any other group.
Nov. 18, 2019
AZ Builders Still Struggling To Find Enough Construction Workers
Phoenix is one of the fastest growing cities in the country, driving demand for housing and development. Even though construction is seeing growth in jobs, there is still a high demand for workers.
Nov. 18, 2019
Huge Culture Change At Phoenix Police Academy
The Phoenix Police Department's training academy is undergoing a transformation. Last year, Phoenix replaced its military-style boot-camp method with leadership-based training.
Nov. 18, 2019
‘The Recovering Caregiver’: A Podcast About Life After Loss
"The Recovering Caregiver" is a four-episode podcast about life after dementia. This podcast is geared toward caregivers who have entered the final phase of caregiving: life without their loved one. This podcast was inspired by Kathy Ritchie's own journey.
Nov. 17, 2019

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