Boos & Bravos: April 16

BooRavo to Grand Canyon University's donation of $125,000 to the Phoenix Fire Department. It's great that GCU is saving the department's drowning prevention program from budget cuts, but it's not so great that city officials see public-private partnerships as the solution to money woes. More business money in government is not a solution to rely on, especially when the business sector in question is known for taking advantage of students and federal aid money.

Bravo to the Nevada GOP for eliminating anti-abortion and anti-gay marriage stances from its platform. In light of the U.S. Supreme Court's recent rulings, Republicans on the platform committee said they didn't want to make social issues a priority.

Boo to Facebook for eliminating the chat feature on its mobile apps. Instead of using one app to do everything, the social media behemoth will require users to download its Messenger app if they want to communicate privately with their friends.



Bravo to a Ohio judge who ordered a man to wear a sign that said "I am a bully" as part of his sentence. He was accused of harassing his neighbor and her disabled children for 15 years. The man was also sentenced to 15 days in jail and to attend anger management classes.

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