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Last week, Gov. Doug Ducey signed into a law a bill that will expand the state’s Empowerment Scholarship Account program, otherwise known as school vouchers. Some public-school teachers and education advocates felt it was a slap in the face by the governor after they partnered with him to pass Prop 123 to increase funding for public education last year.
The long-running saga of the government’s gun-walking operation Fast and Furious added a new chapter this week when authorities announced the arrest of a suspect in the 2010 murder of Border Patrol agent Brian Terry. KJZZ’s Michel Marizco has long reported on Fast and Furious and joins us with an update.
The popularity of science fiction and fantasy novels, TV shows and movies is extending its reach, and the variety of stories continues to expand. And that’s reflected in the finalists for this year’s Hugo Awards, which were announced earlier this month.
The U.S. Forest Service started the Four Forest Restoration Initiative, or 4FRI, which aims to thin more than 1 million acres of forest in about a 2.4 million acre area stretching across the region. Now the Forest Service is holding a series of public meetings to present some alternative plans to stakeholders as to how they can meet their forest restoration goals.
Arizona’s Senate Bill 1070 and President Donald Trump’s immigration projects have found sympathizers in unexpected places, like the Dominican Republic, where hostility toward Haitian immigrants has left a group of people without any nationality at all.
It’s no secret that the tech sector in the U.S. lacks diversity. Industry leaders have been working for years to make sure their staff better reflects the general population. So far, they’ve come up short. But one high school on the Navajo Nation is hoping to at least make a dent in those statistics.
U.S. Sen. John McCain introduced legislation that would expand the Amber Alert system on reservations. The Amber Alert in Indian Country Act of 2017 was crafted after a little girl was abducted and murdered last year.