February 2021

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A federal court judge has once again held the Arizona Department of Corrections in contempt for failure to comply with prison health care benchmarks. A U.S. District Court judge has fined the state $1.1 million. <br><small><b>→ <a href="https://kjzz.org/tags/arizona-prisons" target="_blank">More Arizona Prison News</a></small></b>
Feb. 24, 2021
Kathy Hoffman
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman believes Arizona schools can safely reopening with strategies recently released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She also encouraged by the fact that educators across the state have access to COVID-19 vaccines.
Feb. 24, 2021
Catalina Sky Survey
The pandemic has had a huge, negative impact on so many things in our everyday lives. But it doesn’t seem to have had that effect on one particular profession — asteroid hunting.
Feb. 24, 2021
dave osmundsen
Arizona State University's new play festival is underway virtually this year due to the pandemic. Playwright Dave Osmundsen is an MFA student who's debuting "Light Switch," a piece that deals with some very personal issues of representation.
Feb. 24, 2021
doctor and patient
An estimated 1.8 million people in the U.S. were diagnosed with some form of cancer in 2020. Research is being done around the clock for cures and improved treatments, but it's startlingly expensive. The Valley-based Cancer Fund has come online as a venture capital firm of sorts in the fight against the disease.
Feb. 24, 2021
Maricopa County Elections Department tabulation machines
On Feb. 23, the two audits commissioned by the county to test voting equipment and software concluded there wasn't any evidence of tampering. Republican members of the state Senate don’t believe in the process and still want more information and access to ballots — which members of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors say is likely unconstitutional.
Feb. 24, 2021
Cars wait in line at a COVID-19 testing site in El Mirage
Yuma County has been a hot spot for COVID-19 in Arizona; it has the fourth-most number of infections among counties in the state since the start of the pandemic. The Show spoke with Amanda Aguirre, president and CEO of the Regional Center for Border Health, for more about where things stand right now in Yuma County in terms of vaccines.
Feb. 24, 2021
college students in silhouette
The Biden administration says it’s looking to offer free community college to Americans; as a candidate, Biden said he would provide two years of community college without debt. For more about what the president’s plan could mean for Arizona, The Show spoke with Rufus Glasper, president and CEO for the League for Innovation in the Community College
Feb. 24, 2021
Deb Haaland
Confirmation hearings started Feb. 23 in the U.S. Senate for Deb Haaland, President Joe Biden’s pick for Interior Secretary. If confirmed, she would be the first Native American cabinet secretary.
Feb. 24, 2021
Arizona State Capitol building
Over the course of the pandemic, state lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have complained about the way Gov. Doug Ducey has tried to manage the state’s response. But now that lawmakers are back in session and have the ability to pass laws and have a role in dealing with the pandemic, what kinds of legislation are they actually promoting?
Feb. 23, 2021