February 2019

Power lines
Arizona Public Service — the state’s largest utility — has announced a significant move toward massive batteries and, likely, away from coal power. With that, it will also capture solar energy and add that alternative power to the grid.
Feb. 22, 2019
Nancy Barto
Arizona lawmakers approved three measures that could result in fewer children being vaccinated, this, despite objections from doctors and other medical professionals who say the changes could undermine public health.
Feb. 22, 2019
sundressed band
Loud, expressive and multi-layered, local indie-punk band, Sundressed, is used to laying it all bare when they take the stage. So when lead singer and songwriter, Trevor Hedges, was asked to perform acoustically, the performance had a new level of rawness.
Feb. 21, 2019
Yemen flag
Yeme's civil war — combined with economic struggles — have pushed the nation into a humanitarian crisis. Journalist Iona Craig has been reporting from Yemen for nearly a decade, and she is in the Valley for a presentation Thursday evening.
Feb. 21, 2019
Tania Katan
Most people don’t have jobs where they’re able to challenge the status quo or do things that don’t fit neatly into a corporate package. Often the emotional response can range from throwing up your hands and looking for another place to work or even, finally, follow your dream.
Feb. 21, 2019
Texting and driving
Arizona is one of three states without an explicit ban on texting while driving, although the issue has come up at the Arizona Legislature each of the past several years.
Feb. 21, 2019
laptop computer
For the first time ever, the 2020 Census will allow Americans to respond online. The U.S. Census Bureau thinks the change could save some money, but there are also challenges with the move.
Feb. 21, 2019
people signing petitions
Republican lawmakers are pushing a bill forward at the Arizona Capitol that would place new restrictions on citizen initiatives and the people hired to gather signatures to get them on the ballot.
Feb. 21, 2019
Arizona Capitol building
An Arizona Senate bill that would have created a statewide database of DNA has been dramatically scaled back and then was amended again, all within 72 hours. Arizona Republic reporter Bree Burkitt was at the hearing where the bill passed, and she joined The Show.
Feb. 21, 2019
Snow on a saguaro
Across northern Arizona, school, transportation and Navajo Nation officials have all told people to stay home, if they can. As much as 2 feet of snow is expected over parts of the north country. Flagstaff Pulliam Airport has closed because there's no visibility.<br><small><b><a href="https://kjzz.org/content/770906/winter-storm-dumping-heavy-snowfall-rain-across-arizona" target="blank">See Photos From The Valley, Flagstaff</a> →</small></b>
Feb. 21, 2019

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