February 2021

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In an effort to safely return city of Phoenix operations to maximum functionality, the city manager is offering a $75 bonus for all city employees who provide proof of vaccination. However, the idea of offering a cash incentive of any sort for vaccinations has some observers worried about a slippery slope.
Feb. 16, 2021
college students
Gov. Doug Ducey signed a law Feb. 15 suspending letter grades for Arizona public schools for the current school year. Students will be tested this spring, but there will be no letter grade for schools.
Feb. 16, 2021
Arizona Supreme Court building
A ruling from the Arizona Supreme Court could have a major impact on the kinds of economic development deals cities make with businesses going forward.
Feb. 16, 2021
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Clinica La Familia operates seven locations around the Valley, and has been offering the COVID-19 vaccine since December. The Show spoke with its CEO, Rodrigo San Martin, for more about how much traffic his facilities are seeing.
Feb. 16, 2021
Desert Botanical Garden plants
Global warming and prolonged drought are beginning to have a profound effect on flora in Arizona. Even native species are having a difficult time surviving, and many others could soon fall victim. Arizona native Adam Vickers, known and the "Cactus Doctor" has his own landscaping company specializing in their care. And lately, they have needed a whole lot of care, especially the iconic saguaro.<br><small><b>→ <a href="https://kjzz.org/science" target="_blank">More Arizona Science News</a></small></b>
Feb. 16, 2021
Paul Boyer
On Monday, the Arizona Senate voted along party lines to pass a bill that seeks to expand the state’s Empowerment Scholarship Account (ESA) program. The vote came as a disappointment individuals that have been fighting the expansion of school vouchers in the state, and instead championing public schools.
Feb. 16, 2021
inside an airplane
On his first day in office, President Joe Biden implemented a federal mask mandate on commercial airlines — something the Trump administration at the time failed to implement.
Feb. 15, 2021
White House
The Biden administration is already sending signals on how it will modify U.S. policy to deal with Russia, China, and some allies. But how dramatic a shift can we expect? Will President Joe Biden retain some aspects of the Trump approach, go back to a more common post-Cold War approach, or look to the future in some very different ways?
Feb. 15, 2021
Kyrsten Sinema
The 2018 campaign that Kyrsten Sinema ran to become Arizona’s first Democratic U.S. Senator in more than 20 years emphasized the word “independent.” And since Sinema’s election, she has followed through on that approach. But that has caused her problems with both Democrats and Republicans.
Feb. 15, 2021
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One of the words most often used to describe American politics, and society, right now is polarized. People have their views, and are not always interested in hearing perspectives that differ from or counteract their own. But a virtual event hosted by the Arizona Center for the Philosophy of Freedom at the University of Arizona aims to help bridge some of those divides.
Feb. 15, 2021

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