November 2020

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The Arizona House of Representatives floor
This election was supposed to be the election for Democrats in the state Legislature. But that did not happen, even with Democratic leads in the race for president and the late Sen. John McCain’s Senate seat.
Nov. 9, 2020
butter movie
Nov. 6 is the opening of the 20th Scottsdale International Film Festival. While COVID-19 has forced the festival to change its approach, fans will still get a chance to “attend” by purchasing passes online to stream the festival virtually. Kicking off the festival is a movie about “Butter” — not the kind you put on your toast, but a lonely, obese teenage boy who lives in Scottsdale.
Nov. 6, 2020
watching tv
The latest iteration of election-related misinformation in Arizona took an unexpected form this week. "SharpieGate" has an amusing, if not unimaginative ring to it, but the nickname given to fast-flying rumors of uncounted ballots that were filled out with Sharpie markers.
Nov. 6, 2020
Marcy Flanagan
Maricopa County Department of Public Health Executive Director Marcy Flanagan says the COVID-19 numbers we see after Thanksgiving and Christmas will be a really good indicator of what’s to come in Arizona.
Nov. 6, 2020
Andrei Cherny and Chuck Coughlin headstots
KJZZ's Friday NewsCap revisits some of the biggest stories of the week. The Show discussed the week in news with Chuck Coughlin of HighGround; and Andrei Cherny, former Chair of the Arizona Democratic Party.
Nov. 6, 2020
Arizona Corporation Commission building
As of Nov. 5, Tolleson Mayor Anna Tovar is the only Democrat who will make the cut. Republicans Lea Márquez Peterson, who was appointed to the commission last year, and Jim O'Connor are likely to claim the other two seats. That means Republicans will maintain the majority.
Nov. 5, 2020
Cory Doctorow
Science fiction explores numerous themes, but the two most common generally involve dystopia or utopia. An increasingly divided nation might have been in search of ideas that are more hopeful, but sci-fi has increasingly focused on the darker, edgier aspects. Best-selling author Cory Doctorow has decided to go the other way.
Nov. 5, 2020
Companies across the globe are working on potential vaccines for COVID-19, and states recently had to submit to the CDC their plans for ordering, storage and handling of a vaccine. State health officials are sounding the alarm on that front, saying even though states have plans for how to do that, they do not have a way to pay for it.
Nov. 5, 2020
karen kuo
It might seem like a year ago with the election in between, but, just last week, a viral video out of Scottsdale highlighted the racial divide that can happen between minority groups. It brought to light what Karen Kuo calls “interracial racism” and the long, complicated history of racial tensions between Asian Americans and Black Americans.
Nov. 5, 2020
Felicia Rotellini
For years, Democrats have been watching and waiting for Arizona to “turn blue.” And this year, so far at least, Democrats Mark Kelly and Joe Biden are leading their races for U.S. Senate and the presidency, respectively. But those aren’t the only wins Democrats expect to have in the state.
Nov. 5, 2020