Archive for August 14th, 2018

Colorado School District Switches To 4-Day Week To Save Money

Education | | August 14 2018, 10:00 PM

Superintendent Chris Fiedler expects the district will save about $1 million in transportation costs, teaching salaries and district-wide utilities.

Vermont Democrats Make History By Nominating Transgender Woman For Governor

Politics | | August 14 2018, 8:40 PM

Christine Hallquist is the first openly transgender candidate in the U.S. to win a major party's nomination for governor. Primaries were also decided Tuesday in Connecticut, Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Trump Ally Kris Kobach Wins Primary For Kansas Governor, As GOP Incumbent Concedes

Politics | | August 14 2018, 8:20 PM

Kobach led incumbent Gov. Jeff Colyer by 345 votes, with provisional ballots still being counted. Democrats hope his controversial positions on immigration and voter fraud will give them an opening.

The last first day of school for LAUSD senior

Education | | August 14 2018, 5:28 PM

L.A. Unified School District students returned for another year of classes on Tuesday. It's the last "first day of school" in Carla Muñoz's K-12 career. Now, the high school senior at the Roybal Learning Complex, is "ready to work and pay my college tuition — I’m ready for everything.”

Tinder Co-Founders Sue App's Owners For At Least $2B, Saying They Were 'Cheated'

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | August 14 2018, 5:20 PM

The lawsuit also says the parent companies "whitewashed" sexual harassment claims against an executive carrying out a plan to hide Tinder's full value. The companies blast the suit as "sour grapes."

Former Baltimore Officer Charged With Assault After Viral Video

US & World | | August 14 2018, 4:20 PM

Arthur Williams has been indicted by a grand jury for criminal charges including first-degree assault after a video surfaced on social media that showed him repeatedly punching a man in the face.

Trump Campaign Targets Omarosa Manigault Newman Over Tell-All Book

Politics | | August 14 2018, 1:20 PM

The president's campaign arm has filed a complaint against the former White House aide, saying she violated a 2016 agreement with her book and publicity tour.

Nope, Those Aren't Mailboxes: Paris Rolls Out Sidewalk Urinals

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | August 14 2018, 1:20 PM

The urinals are not at all subtle. They're bright red and placed in heavily trafficked areas — for example, directly next to the Seine near the Notre Dame Cathedral.

Lunch Lady Larceny? Cafeteria Workers Allegedly Stole Half A Million Dollars

US & World | | August 14 2018, 12:40 PM

After Connecticut officials found "irregularities" at two school cafeterias, authorities traced the stolen lunch money back to two unusual suspects: two sisters behind the counter.

This doctor treats LAUSD’s new immigrant arrivals. She was once one of them

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | August 14 2018, 10:44 AM

This summer's headlines were dominated by news of children separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border. The separation is likely to cause lasting trauma for these young immigrants.

Dozens Of Cars Torched By Masked Youths In Western Sweden, Authorities Say

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | August 14 2018, 10:40 AM

"What the hell are you doing?" Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven asked the arsonists in an interview on Swedish radio. Authorities say the car fires may have been coordinated.

Feds Urge States To Encourage Cheaper Health Plans Off Insurance Exchanges

Health | | August 14 2018, 10:20 AM

The government suggests that insurers offer plans off the health law marketplaces that don't have surcharges added last year to make up for a cut in federal funding.

Nebraska Prepares To Carry Out First Execution Using Fentanyl

US & World | | August 14 2018, 8:20 AM

A federal three-judge panel denied a drug company's request to halt the execution set for Tuesday morning over concerns about whether the state obtained the drugs improperly.

How To Make A Civics Education Stick

Education | | August 14 2018, 5:00 AM

In the age of fake news, civics learning involves a lot more than reading the Constitution. One teacher says she encourages her students to "question everything."

India Aims For The World's Biggest Health Care Overhaul

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | August 14 2018, 4:00 AM

Posh private hospitals give world-class care — and serve lattes. At government facilities, cancer patients sleep on the sidewalk. But the prime minister has a plan to help the poor.

Opinion: Don't Sweat The #Repsweats And Let 'Crazy Rich Asians' Be What It Is

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | August 14 2018, 4:00 AM

NPR Code Switch reporter Kat Chow writes about the burdens imposed on representations of Asians and Asian-Americans in pop culture — even on a fun, frothy rom-com.

Why Bird and Lime turned off their scooters in Santa Monica and urged riders to rally

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | August 14 2018, 1:00 PM

The two companies took their own fleets offline to protest the possibility they might be shut out of the city's mobility pilot program, putting their future in the city at risk.

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Blinded by the light: How blue light from phone screens may be accelerating blindness and what you can do about it

| August 14 2018, 9:55 AM

If you’ve ever woken up in the middle of the night, checked your phone and then found it hard to fall back asleep, you’ve experienced the way that blue light from a smartphone screen can impact your brain and sleep patterns.

When is an interest rate for a consumer loan ‘conscionable’? State high court decision prompts question

| August 14 2018, 9:54 AM

California Supreme Court has ruled Monday that there should be a limit to interest rates on consumer loans.

Sacramento PD creates new foot pursuit policy, post-Stephon Clark. How should an officer decide when to chase?

| August 14 2018, 9:35 AM

Sacramento police department has instituted a new foot pursuit policy.

Believe it or not, female lawyers are still facing gender hurdles

| August 14 2018, 9:11 AM

It seems like the last place you'd expect workplace sexism to exist — the courtroom.

What CA wildfires mean for your home insurance

| August 14 2018, 9:10 AM

If you’re a homeowner in California, you might be affected by the recent fires, even if your home wasn’t damaged.

French schools say ‘au revoir’ to smartphones — what if the U.S. dialed up a similar ban?

| August 14 2018, 9:08 AM

When school-age children in France return to classes next month, they’ll have to leave their smartphones at home.

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