Demystifying an avalanche of claims about Arizona’s Invest in Education Act

Voters in November will decide whether to send more money to education through an income tax on the state’s highest earners. 

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Arizona tribe members settle education claims in lawsuit

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Members of a small Arizona tribe have reached an agreement with the federal government to partly resolve a lawsuit that sought widespread reform in the agency responsible for educating Native Americans.

Attorneys for Havasupai parents and students say the agreement reached in late September will help thousands of Native Americans who attend U.S. Bureau of Indian Education schools across the country.

A federal court had already determined that the bureau violated its duty to ensure access to special education, therapists and mental health services, including for trauma and childhood adversity. The agreement means a trial that was set to begin in November to consider the remedy for the violations won’t happen.

“They weren’t providing services for my kids, and they kind of dismissed them,” the mother of three students who are identified in the lawsuit by only their first names told The Associated Press. “I thought

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Here’s the reality behind Trump’s claims about mail voting

President Trump in the first presidential debate at the Health Education Campus of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

President Donald Trump continued his assault on the integrity of the U.S. elections during the first presidential debate Tuesday, spreading falsehoods about the security of voting and misrepresenting issues with mail ballots.

In the final segment of the contentious debate between Trump and Democrat Joe Biden, Trump launched into an extended argument against mail voting, claiming without evidence that it is ripe for fraud and suggesting mail ballots may be “manipulated.”

“This is going to be a fraud like you’ve never seen,” the president said of the massive shift to mail voting prompted by the coronavirus pandemic.

Trump’s riff was

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Dixie State student claims online classes are ‘sub par’ in lawsuit against Utah System of Higher Education

SALT LAKE CITY — A Dixie State University student has sued the Utah System of Higher Education claiming the online classes that public colleges and universities pivoted to in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic “are sub-par in practically every aspect.”



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The class-action lawsuit, filed in Utah’s U.S. District Court by student Ariiyana Ringgold, claims students paid tuition for “a first-rate education and educational experience, with all the appurtenant benefits offered by a first-rate university and were provided a materially deficient and insufficient alternative, which constitutes a breach of the contracts entered into by plaintiff and the class with the university.”

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The lawsuit names the state’s higher education system and the 18-member Utah Board of Higher Education as defendants, which includes two student board members.

Utah System of Higher Education officials declined to comment, as did the Utah Attorney General’s Office, which represents

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