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GOP furor over ‘critical race theory’ hits college campuses

Professors say the Republican crusade to root out “critical race theory” is taking a toll on college campuses around the nation—places where academic freedom is supposed to encourage thought, discussion and analysis. ... Read more»0

Attempts to ban teaching on 'critical race theory' multiply across the U.S.

From statehouses to Congress, Republicans have launched into a fight against the teaching of “critical race theory,” which just a year ago was a niche academic term.... Read more»0

Cities turning to streetcars to spur economic development

While only two of the eight cars that will be used to ferry passengers every 10 minutes have arrived, and operations will not start until next year, Tucson business leaders say the streetcar has already revived the center of this sprawling, artsy city. Nationwide, light rail (including streetcars) is by far the fastest-growing mode of transit, carrying 2.5 times as many passengers as in 1990.... Read more»0