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Intergenerational programs are springing up across the country, bringing younger and older generations together. In Arizona, there are a handful of these programs, including one unique program in Surprise.
Earlier this month, the paid sick leave provision of Proposition 206 took effect, mandating all workers get paid time off. The higher minimum wage has already taken effect. Businesses have been working to adjust to the new law, but some are facing unexpected problems. One of them is Phoenix-based Peanut Butter Americano.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is in Saudi Arabia this week. And on his agenda is helping resolve a recent dispute. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain all cut ties with Qatar last month. And they have 13 demands, including that Qatar scale back its relations with Iran and to close down Al Jazeera.
Bullying — whether in-person on online — hurts young people on many levels, including physically and emotionally. It also causes problems for their ability to focus and learn in school. And a new report indicates financial challenges can ultimately come about because of bullying.
In the first two years, 142 students have taken advantage of the program at the cost of $550,000. A state audit found the while the program is helping students attend college, more data is needed to show if students are successful.
Mexico and the U.S. have a tight energy relationship. Most of Mexico’s natural gas comes from the U.S., and American states like California and Texas rely on Mexican power. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry will visit Mexico City today. He will meet with his Mexican counterpart, Pedro Joaquín Coldwell, as well as with President Enrique Peña Nieto.