February 2021

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Arizona State Capitol building
Looking at nearly 1,800 state party platforms between 1918 and 2017, researchers found state-level issues are often taking a backseat to those being discussed nationally.
Feb. 11, 2021
Gov. Doug Ducey
The Arizona Senate has voted to ask voters to curtail the governor's authority to assert emergency powers during future pandemics or other crises. If approved by voters, the measure would make a governor's emergency declaration expire after 30 days unless state lawmakers vote to extend it.
Feb. 11, 2021
What Happens at Night book Changing Hands
In our Page Turner series, we speak to a local bookseller, who introduces us to a piece of fiction or non-fiction that could be your next great read. This time The Show spoke with Amy Stave of Changing Hands Bookstore for more about the surreal novel "What Happens at Night" by Peter Cameron.
Feb. 10, 2021
drive-through vaccines
Hundreds of thousands of Arizonans have received either one or both vaccinations for COVID-19. But there are concerns about whether communities of color, the elderly, and lower-income residents have been left out disproportionately so far. That has introduced the question of ethics and the current vaccination process.
Feb. 10, 2021
Mixed drinks in jars
Arizona restaurants had been selling alcohol to go before courts struck down Gov. Doug Ducey’s executive order. State Rep. Jeff Weninger of Chandler and some colleagues have introduced a bill that would bring back take-out and delivery for cocktails.
Feb. 10, 2021
CDC coronavirus testing sample
After mounting pressure from public health experts and news organizations, the state created a dashboard Feb. 10 showing some of the data about how it's dispensing vaccinations. And Pima County is getting its first 24-hour vaccination site. But University of Arizona's Dr. Shad Marvasti says the state still needs more demographic data.
Feb. 10, 2021
For rent sign now vacant
Data from Eviction Lab shows there’ve been a lot of eviction filings in Phoenix, even during the pandemic. The Show spoke with Giridhar Mallya of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for more about what policies might help reduce evictions both here and nationwide.
Feb. 10, 2021
Even as the number of new COVID-19 infections has been declining in Arizona, the state still has one of the highest death rates from COVID-related illness in the country. And that’s put funeral homes here under a lot of stress in recent months.
Feb. 10, 2021
Phoenix Convention Center
The Phoenix City Attorney's Office will be starting an outside investigation into a challenge coin made after a 2017 police incident. The coin was circulated among some officers to note the shooting of a protester in the groin in 2017.
Feb. 9, 2021
doctor using a computer
As the pandemic has continued, context has come into clearer focus with elements including how many tests were conducted and what the positivity rate has been. But there’s a need to know more as part of understanding the entire process. The Show spoke with Garrett Archer from KNXV-TV for about this.
Feb. 9, 2021

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