Some Phoenix residents were roused before dawn Friday not by shopping deals, but extremely gusty weather. A wintry storm packed an unexpected punch overnight up and down Arizona, delivering snow, rain and in Phoenix’s case — tornado warnings.
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Save Our Schools Arizona defied naysayers in their fight against the expansion of school vouchers. Red for Ed followed to win salary bumps for teachers. And a political newcomer beat the odds to claim the highest seat in the state's education system.
The quest for civil discussion — disagreeing without being disagreeable, as the old saying goes — is an ongoing effort. And one that a lot of people believe has been made more difficult because of the current administration and barbs that are tossed around on social media.
All Alaska residents get a check from the state every year; the money comes from a fund that was created from oil revenues. Some researchers wanted to find out if that kind of arrangement could work in other places, and whether getting essentially free money from the government dissuades people from working.