July 2020

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kevin patterson's family
In a significant move earlier this week, the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office announced it was shifting a policy. In circumstances of uncontested adoptions, families are supposed to receive free legal representation. But the outsourcing of the legal work was causing some families to have to pay for that representation.
July 30, 2020
Power lines
Arizona utility regulators are considering a significant change to the state’s renewable energy requirements — a change long sought by advocates since the standards were first adopted more than a decade ago. The Corporation Commission could vote July 30 on proposals that would mandate utilities get their power from carbon-free sources — eventually, anyway.
July 30, 2020
an empty classroom at a Phoenix high school
While the rate of new coronavirus cases has slowed some, Arizona remains a hot spot. This has only sustained tensions about when and how students should return to school this fall. In Pima County, the health department says it’s unsafe to return to face-to-face learning in Tucson.
July 30, 2020
Activists speak
A cellphone camera caught the police-killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Within minutes, thousands of people in hundreds of cities spoke out to protest police violence and demand police reform. Rebroadcasts pinged into downloads, web pages and conversations TV and radio networks, changing what we know about policing. <br><small><b>→ <a href="https://kjzz.org/content/1603805/boiling-point-policing-arizona-crossroads" target="_blank">Boiling Point: Policing In Arizona At A Crossroads </a></small></b>
July 30, 2020
greenback valley road
If you’ve been lamenting a summer spent indoors and away from friends, Noah Austin may be able to help you break out of your routine. In the August edition of Arizona Highways magazine, Austin takes readers on a road trip with a few desert surprises.
July 29, 2020
Clear mask hearing impaired COVID
Wearing a mask over your nose and mouth is one small way to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 — as we’ve heard numerous times through this pandemic. The public health benefits are clear, but there has been at least one unintended consequence for communication. Many deaf and hard of hearing individuals read lips and facial expressions for more clear communication or context.
July 29, 2020
Opponents of SB 1070 gathered outside of the federal courthouse in Phoenix on Tuesday with signs that read "We wil not comply," and "Down with SB 1070" in Spanish.
In the decade since Senate Bill 1070 was enacted in Arizona, much of the law has been struck down in the courts — but its legacy lives on in the people and politics of our state. Now, the bill is the focus on a new investigative podcast from the Arizona Republic. The Show spoke with Yvonne Wingett-Sanchez to talk about “Rediscovering: SB 1070” and its impact today.
July 29, 2020
Rebecca Gau
School districts across Arizona are waiting on the state to release the metrics they should use when making decisions about when to reopen for in-person classes. In the meantime, educators are generally planning to at least start the year remotely.
July 29, 2020
derailed train
A freight train traveling on a bridge that spans Tempe Town Lake derailed Wednesday morning, setting the bridge ablaze and partially collapsing the structure, officials said. Images showed huge flames and thick black smoke rising into the air and train cars on the ground near the lake.
July 29, 2020
Phoenix Police riot gear protest
This is a pivotal moment in history for policing both in Arizona and across the country. Violent confrontations have driven outrage, protests and calls for reform. And they’ve also raised questions about the culture and mindset of police: warriors vs. guardians. <br><small><b>→ <a href="https://kjzz.org/content/1603805/boiling-point-policing-arizona-crossroads" target="_blank">Boiling Point: Policing In Arizona At A Crossroads </a></small></b>
July 29, 2020

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