February 2021

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Maricopa County Elections Department opening envelopes
A judge ruled that Arizona Senate Republicans can have access to 2.1 million ballots cast in Maricopa County during the 2020 general election.
Feb. 26, 2021
Emily Ryan and Tom Ryan
Emily Ryan of Copper State Consulting and attorney Tom Ryan joined The Show to talk about the latest from the state Capitol, Superintendent Kathy Hoffman's statements about reopening schools and more.
Feb. 26, 2021
21st Annual Juried Exhibition at FOUND:RE Phoenix Hotel
Over the last year that COVID-19 has plagued Arizona, many annual festivals and events have either downsized or been cancelled. But Art Detour saw this as an opportunity to expand.
Feb. 26, 2021
A mural in downtown Mesa.
Mesa has Arizona’s third-largest population, far behind Phoenix but inching ever closer to Tucson. And as Mesa has grown, the perception of the city has changed. From being an early adopter of light rail to having a cultural hub like the Mesa Arts Center, the city has undergone major shifts. And it may be on the verge of more, especially as it relates to downtown.
Feb. 26, 2021
home office worker
When the pandemic first hit last spring, lots of people quickly moved to working from home; parents also had to find a good classroom space, as schools went remote. But, with lots of us still working from home, and some students still attending school online, our homes themselves are starting to change to accommodate these new uses.
Feb. 26, 2021
Jorge Mendoza Yescas
State, county and city officials may soon again be allowed to accept identification cards issued by foreign consulates, as long as the IDs meet certain security standards. It’s up to Gov. Doug Ducey whether to strike a decade-old law banning them.
Feb. 26, 2021
Ty Chiko
As the pandemic has caused dramatic hits to companies big and small plus millions of employees, many people have seen significant career shifts. Ty Chiko, though, made what has to be one of the more uncommon moves when he decided to deemphasize his training as an opera singer and focus instead on baking.
Feb. 25, 2021
Mark Brnovich
Next week, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Brnovich v. the Democratic National Committee. The Arizona case is challenging two of Arizona’s election laws. One of those bans dropping off an early ballot for someone outside your immediate family, and the other requires ballots to be discarded if the person votes from the wrong precinct.
Feb. 25, 2021
A sign directing voters
A bill that would remove voters from the permanent early voting list if they did not cast a ballot in two consecutive election cycles got new life this week after the Senate had previously voted it down. The Brennan Center for Justice has analyzed these kinds of bills across the country and says Arizona leads the nation in what it’s calling voter suppression legislation.
Feb. 25, 2021
angry couple sitting back to back
Politics and, in some cases, society itself have become more polarized over the past few years. A new paper in the Journal of Public Policy and Marketing by researchers at ASU and other universities looks into some of the other implications of this polarization.
Feb. 25, 2021