Arizona Teachers Vote To Strike, Sparking Statewide Walkout

Teachers in Arizona held a strike vote on Thursday that launched Arizona's first-ever statewide walkout and turned down a proposed pay raise — instead demanding increased school funding. The Arizona Education Association and the grass-roots group the Arizona Educators United announced that teachers will walk off the job April 26. At issue is a plan crafted by Gov. Doug Ducey to give teachers a 20 percent raise by 2020, starting with a 9 percent hike next year. Initially, Ducey's plan drew...

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Redhawks Earn Conference and National Recognition

A number of Redhawk student-athletes have earned awards over the past week. Alexis Brawner and McKinzie Jones represented Southeast Missouri women's gymnastics last Sunday at the 2018 USA Gymnastics Women's Collegiate National Championships individual event finals in Texas.

Brawner tied for sixth on the vault, and Jones tied for third on beam, and both earned First Team USA Gymnastics All-American honors. Brawner also earned second team All-American honors on bars and floor, and...

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Arvo Pärt is one of the most popular, most performed living composers. He's beloved worldwide for his signature sound – a spacious, meditative music that tends to sound timeless.

But there's a lesser-known side to the 82-year-old Estonian's career. It's a story that can be traced in a new recording of Pärt's four Symphonies. The album is a musical journey spanning 45 years in fervently detailed performances by the NFM Wrocław Philharmonic, conducted by fellow Estonian Tõnu Kaljuste.

Earlier this week Kanye West ended his social media hiatus and hopped on Twitter to share anecdotes about life, existence and the universe. West announced that he is writing a book on philosophy. He also tweeted that he will release two new albums later this spring (he'd been spotted around Jackson Hole, Wyo. over the last few months, where many believe he is working on his new albums with some of hip-hop's finest).

Malibu Moves To Ban Single-Use Plastic

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In terms of environmental impact, there are alternatives to plastic straws — glass, paper, metal even. But each one had its particular flaw in the eyes of Robert Morris, who owns the Paradise Cove restaurant in Malibu, Calif.

"I've tried paper, but they just don't work as well with our cocktails, and we've had paper straws in the past for years, but pasta straws are just better and take less time to decompose," Morris said.

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The U.S. government has been holding an American citizen in Iraq without charge for more than seven months. Yesterday, a federal judge blocked the government from transferring the man against his will to a third country.

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Left Of The Dial #587 - Little Features

There are a lot of outlets pointing out that Kendrick Lamar receiving a Pulitzer for DAMN. is not only the first rap album to receive the distinction, but it's the first non-classical non-jazz album to do so. But to act like jazz albums are historically treated as peers to classical albums with regards to the Pulitzer doesn't accurately describe it, as NPR Music's Anastasia Tsioulcas notes on Twitter that she's only able to name three other occasions that the award was granted to a non...

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First-Ever Evictions Database Shows: 'We're In the Middle Of A Housing Crisis'

For many poor families in America, eviction is a real and ongoing threat. Sociologist Matthew Desmond estimates that 2.3 million evictions were filed in the U.S. in 2016 — a rate of four every minute. "Eviction isn't just a condition of poverty; it's a cause of poverty," Desmond says. "Eviction is a direct cause of homelessness, but it also is a cause of residential instability, school instability [and] community instability." Desmond won a Pulitzer Prize in 2017 for his book, Evicted:...

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