September 2020

The Show on KJZZ

Medical marijuana cannabis plant leaf
More than $6 million was spent against the 2016 marijuana ballot initiative. Of that, about half came from three key sources. None are available in 2020 as proponents of legalized, recreational marijuana push a new measure at the ballot.
Oct. 1, 2020
Kathy Hoffman
State Schools Superintendent Kathy Hoffman is calling on municipal leaders to keep mask mandates in place, as schools start to return to in-person classes. The Show spoke with Superintendent Hoffman more about these and other issues.
Sept. 30, 2020
I Voted Sticker
Gov. Ducey and Secretary of State Katie Hobbs are locked in a disagreement over election procedures to help some voters register and cast their ballots. Arden Day is a senior research associate at NAU, and she co-authored a study that looked at the barriers people with disabilities face.
Sept. 30, 2020
patient at a hospital
The pandemic has come with a series of assurances on how to combat COVID-19, but so much of what we’ve learned over the last six months has come with caveats. What is really possible in the near future? And what might still be different another six months or a year from now?
Sept. 30, 2020
money on a table
The recession caused by the coronavirus pandemic has hit states differently, and new data from the Pew Charitable Trusts looks at two metrics of how states are doing financially. The first is personal income, which is an aggregate number; the second is state tax revenue growth.
Sept. 30, 2020
Kavitha Davidson Jessica Luther Loving Sports
Authors Jessica Luther and Kavitha Davidson write about the complications between fans and players and the broader culture in their new book, "Loving Sports When They Don’t Love You Back: Dilemmas of the Modern Fan."
Sept. 30, 2020
Nikola electric truck
General Motors has pushed back the signing date on its pending partnership with Phoenix-based electric car company Nikola Motors. The Tuesday announcement came just one day before the deal was originally set to close.
Sept. 30, 2020
maricopa county ballot
Early ballots for the November election will be mailed out starting Oct. 7. Officials are warning voters to mail them back as soon as possible to ensure they arrive by election day on Nov. 3. That advice may be especially important this year as concerns over slow mail service plague election officials.
Sept. 29, 2020
Dr. Marjorie Bessel
If you’ve looked at your social media feeds lately, you may have noticed more people gathering — sometimes with safety in mind and sometimes not so much. Now, health experts worry that as we grow more lax, the virus could again spread at rates we saw in July.
Sept. 29, 2020
Arizona Corporation Commission building
Last week, there was another false start at the Arizona Corporation Commission on proposed changes to the state’s renewable energy standards. The commissioners could not agree on whether to focus on reducing carbon or actually mandating renewable sources. Now, they’ll have to revisit the matter next month — maybe.
Sept. 29, 2020

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