Saturday, April 19 2014 11:25 PM EDT2014-04-20 03:25:41 GMT
Starting today, it will be illegal to take a puff from an electronic cigarette in many public places in Los Angeles, including inside bars, restaurants, and clubs. LA is the latest in a growing listMore >
Starting today, it will be illegal to take a puff from an electronic cigarette in many public places in Los Angeles, including inside bars, restaurants, and clubs.
Saturday, April 19 2014 11:30 PM EDT2014-04-20 03:30:31 GMT
Rainfall totals for the latest rainstorm and information of the rainfall so far this year.More >
Not a lot of rain for the calendar year so far, but with the gray skies and heavy rain in the state today, if sure looked like we were in for some wet weather in Tucson. Some areas of the metro pickedMore >
Saturday, April 19 2014 11:34 PM EDT2014-04-20 03:34:14 GMT
Firefighters are battling flames after a brief lightning storm near Elgin ignited several fires that combined into one on Saturday afternoon, according to Sonoita Fire Department PIO Katie Goodwin. SonoitaMore >
600 acres outside of Elgin have burned. Sonoita Fire Department is on the scene and more units are on their way.More >
Saturday, April 19 2014 6:33 PM EDT2014-04-19 22:33:45 GMT
Two separate collisions closed I-10 eastbound at the Palo Verde exit Saturday afternoon. One of the accidents involved a driver who's motorcycle crashed. The motorcyclist was transported to the hospitalMore >
The road was closed at 2:27 p.m. and the time for reopening has not yet been given.More >
Saturday, April 19 2014 9:37 PM EDT2014-04-20 01:37:55 GMT
The Arizona Department of Public Safety has new information for you on driving statistics. Between November and April, there were more than ten thousand crashes on Arizona highways. DPS said more thanMore >
Between November and April, there were more than ten thousand crashes on Arizona highways. More >
An environmental group is suing over the federal government's decision not to extend protections for a prairie dogs found in four Southwestern states.More >
An environmental group is suing over the federal government's decision not to extend protections for a prairie dog found in four Southwestern states.More >
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -
Some middle and high school Chicano history textbooks are once again drawing concern from the Arizona Department of Education.
This week, the Tucson Unified School District Board approved culturally relevant books removed from classrooms last year. The issue has resurfaced because some teachers want to use the books in their english and history classes.
In a statement provided to Tucson News Now, the Arizona Department of education says, "Given the prior misuse of the approved texts in TUSD classrooms, the Arizona Department of Education is concerned whether the governing board's actions indicate an attempt to return to practices found to have violated Arizona's statutes in 2011. It is the Department's intent to monitor how such materials are used as well as all classroom instruction and to take appropriate corrective action if the district is once again violating the law."
TUSD Board President, Adelita Grijalva, says the district has done nothing wrong, "teachers requested supplementary material, they were approved, by an assistant superintendent and a superintendent, and brought forward to the board. There isn't anything more complicated than that."
The Arizona Department of Education says TUSD should have let them know that the books once taken out of classrooms were being put back in.
Despite the approval this week, not everyone is happy about the textbooks. Some say the Chicano history textbooks are anti-American and promote resentment towards a certain race.
Grijalva stands by her vote, "They're not anti-American...we want to encourage critical thinkers. The state didn't have any other issue with the other books that we passed most recently, so I just think it's a stigma that these books unfortunately have."
Here is a list of the books in question:
"500 Years of Chicano History in Pictures" editd by Elizabeth Martinez
"Occupied America: A History of Chicanos" by Rodolfo Acuna
"Message to Aztlán" by Rodolfo "Corky" Gonzales
"Chicano! The History of the Mexican Civil Rights Movement" by Arturo Rosales
"Rethinking Columbus: The Next 500 Years" by Bill Bigelow
Sunday, April 20 2014 3:53 PM EDT2014-04-20 19:53:41 GMT
Authorities are investigating a deadly plane crash. Officials tell TV 5 a small plane went down Saturday afternoon in a field in Shiawassee County. Two people are confirmed dead. Officials are still onMore >
Airplane crashed onto Mid-Michigan field Saturday.More >
Saturday, April 19 2014 6:15 PM EDT2014-04-19 22:15:00 GMT
Michigan State Police Troopers of the Tri City Post are investigating a fatal motorcycle crash. The crash occurred at 3:55 p.m. on April 18. The motorcycle was traveling at a high speed when the driverMore >
Michigan State Police Troopers of the Tri City Post are investigating a fatal motorcycle crash.More >
ObitMichigan.com is dedicated to delivering immediate, up-to-date information on obituaries 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to families and friends in Mid-Michigan. Death notices are displayed during theMore >
ObitMichigan.com is dedicated to delivering immediate, up-to-date information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to families and friends who have lost loved ones.More >
Saturday, April 19 2014 12:06 AM EDT2014-04-19 04:06:58 GMT
Cell phone video captured a fight between two girls in front of Bay City Central High School Thursday. "She turned and punched me in my forehead, so then we just got in a big fighting session," claimedMore >
Cell phone video captured a fight between two girls in front of Bay City Central High School on Thursday.More >
Saturday, April 19 2014 10:00 AM EDT2014-04-19 14:00:16 GMT
A local business manager was stunned to see her most recent water bill to the tune of $18,000. Kim Haken runs the "Columbus Laundromat" in Bay City. When she called the city to ask about the problem,More >
A local business manager was stunned to see her most recent water bill to the tune of $18,000.More >
Saturday, April 19 2014 7:35 PM EDT2014-04-19 23:35:21 GMT
AT&T has announced it's hiring right here in Mid-Michigan. It's the latest positive development for downtown Saginaw in recent weeks. Saginaw resident Linton Patrick was excited about the possibilityMore >
AT&T has announced it's hiring right here in Mid-Michigan.More >
Saturday, April 19 2014 10:12 AM EDT2014-04-19 14:12:08 GMT
Flames ripped through a local home late last night and investigators believe it was no accident. It happened late last night on the corner of North Granger and Madison in Saginaw. Firefighters brokeMore >
Flames ripped through a local home late last night and investigators believe it was no accident.More >