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This week on the Friday Newscap, we discussed Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey’s views on health care reform — including Graham-Cassidy —and the impact of Congressman Raul Grijalva getting arrested in a DACA-related protest, among other stories.
Great Hearts Academies — one of Arizona’s prestigious charter school networks — has fended off criticism in recent months for its transgender policy, which LGBTQ advocates calls discriminatory. Now some alumni who are upset with the policy are trying to get the school’s attention.
At least 21 diplomats from the U.S. and more from Canada have been afflicted with what U.S. government officials have deemed “health attacks.” To find out more, I went to a former senior adviser at the National Security Council Mark Feierstein. He's now at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
A new estimate suggests it would take about $1 billion to bring Arizona’s public school teacher salaries up to the national median of roughly $56,000 a year. That's if the state decided to meet that goal within a year.
Phoenix’s Musical Instrument Museum is debuting a new exhibit this year and it comes all the way from Cuba. In fact, much of the Latin music created in the Caribbean made its way to the Southwest through Mexico on a musical journey now on display.
Part of Arizona’s congressional delegation is demanding that the U.S. federal government step in to intervene on a cross border sewage spill that’s been leaching from Mexico into southeastern Arizona. In the meantime, the city of Bisbee is stepping in to help Naco, Sonora, a tiny border town with little infrastructure handle the raw sewage.
An Arizona trade union is calling for new leadership at the state agency charged with protecting worker safety. Members of the Carpenters Union of Arizona are asking for the resignation of the head of the state Industrial Commission.
There is a 60 percent recidivism rate in our state’s prisons. But, according to Sue Ellen Allen, founder and CEO of Reinventing Reentry, that is mostly to do with the many, often insurmountable challenges that former inmates face when they try to re-enter society.
We often think about teens as in a hurry to grow up, get out of their parents house and get out of high school. But the newest generation of teens doesn’t fit that mold. Jean Twenge is a professor of psychology at San Diego State University, and she looked at U.S. adolescents from 1976 until 2016 and how often they reported engaging in “adult” activities like drinking and dating.
The Arizona Commerce Authority has unveiled its new five-year plan. The ACA’s Board of Directors approved it last week. It calls for creating 80,000 new high-wage jobs over the next five years, as well as outlining other goals.