A teacher on the Navajo Nation has developed a braille system for the tribe’s language. The code is based on the English system with a few additions to help visually impaired readers know when to use Navajo pronunciations.
The trucking industry is facing a critical shortage of drivers. 2017 closes with a 50,000 driver deficit nationwide. At the same time, the need for drivers grows as online retailers like Amazon demand daily delivery.
Before President Trump pardoned former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Robert Weisberg, professor of criminal law at Stanford and co-director of the school’s Criminal Justice Center, predicted a presidential pardon in Arpaio’s case would be "really, really rare."
This past September marked an announcement that would affect 800,000 young adults brought to the U.S. by their parents illegally: the Trump administration announced it was ending DACA, the program that allowed them to work legally and not be deported. The president later tapped Congress as having the ability to codify the 5-year-old program into law permanently.
There was a sad moment in space-exploration history this Fall. After close to 20 years in space, NASA’s Cassini orbiter was killed off and intentionally sent into Saturn. It was the end of an era for a massive amount of data gathered about the ringed planet.
When we talk about the arts, the conversation is usually about culture, craft and style. But, what about the cold, hard cash? Well, a report released in August makes the link between the arts and our economy.