Some Muslim women were telling Lara Whitehead, owner of SWIMKids, that they simply don’t swim at all in public pools because they don’t feel comfortable doing so in their full-body suits. So Whitehead set aside a day and time for them to swim here privately.
On Saturday, a far-right group called ACT for America is planning to hold anti-Muslim rallies across the country. In response, the Ahmadiyya Muslim community is holding more than 100 open houses called “Coffee, Cake and True Islam.”
The U.S. Department of Labor announced this week that it will aggressively pursue employers abusing workers and worker-visa programs after an Arizona farm was accused of housing its workers in “inhumane” living conditions. Laura Gomez with The Arizona Republic has been covering this story.
The growing threat of hacking in the medical profession is the focus of “Fighting Hackers: Health Care’s Newest Threat” a two-day conference taking place at the University of Arizona College of Medicine’s Phoenix campus. Taking part in the conference is Dr. Andrew Muth, Clinical and Informatics Fellow at the University of Arizona, who joins us.
Former presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s invitation-only Experts and Enthusiasts Summit is underway this weekend. Current Republican officeholders like Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham and House Speaker Paul Ryan will attend. And former Vice President Joe Biden will be a rare Democrat who takes part.
It’s time for our Friday NewsCap. On our NewsCap segment, we talked about Comey, Sen. John McCain, the opioid epidemic in Arizona and more. Our guests were former Tempe Mayor Hugh Hallman and attorney and commentator James Goodnow.
A stretch of highway between Flagstaff and Grand Canyon National Park’s South Rim is closed because of a wildfire burning north of the city. The Arizona Department of Transportation has not said yet when the popular roadway will reopen.
The U.S. Government Accountability Office has released two reports that found issues with how the Bureau of Indian Education manages its school buildings. The federal school system manages 185 schools on Native American reservations across the country
Earlier this week, President Trump announced a plan to privatize the nation’s air-traffic control system, separating it from the Federal Aviation Administration. It’s an idea that’s been floated on both sides of the aisle since the 1990s, but it’s never come to fruition.
A number of states have moved to tighten up their laws on voter identification and what voters need to have when they go to the polls. And last month, the Trump administration announced the creation of the Commission on Election Integrity to investigate allegations of voter fraud. One of the most vocal is former Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander, the president of Let America Vote.