February 2021

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Pedro Gomez
Longtime ESPN baseball correspondent Pedro Gomez passed away unexpectedly at the age of 58. He died at home on Sunday. No cause of death was announced.
Feb. 9, 2021
School Bus
Gov. Doug Ducey unveiled his state budget plan last month, and it’s a $12.6 billion spending plan. So you’d be forgiven if you didn’t notice the estimated $9.5 million for a grant program that would be devoted to improving school transportation.
Feb. 9, 2021
exterior of salon window
An Arizona lawmaker has introduced a bill to establish a state committee to study block chain and cryptocurrency and come up with potential legislation. We talked with a Scottsdale small-business owner and one of the nation’s biggest nonprofits to learn how cryptocurrencies impact their bottom lines.<br><small><b>→ <a href="https://kjzz.org/business" target="_blank">More Arizona Business News</a></small></b>
Feb. 10, 2021
Seeing Women, Strengthening Democracy book
ASU Professors Magda Hinojosa and Miki Caul Kittilson looked into what other countries have done to get more women in elected office. Their book is called "Seeing Women, Strengthening Democracy: How Women in Politics Foster Connected Citizens."
Feb. 9, 2021
The Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission is holding its second meeting Feb. 9; the agenda includes discussions on items like hiring staff and attorneys.
Feb. 9, 2021
Maricopa County seal
Republicans who control the Arizona Senate fell one vote short on Monday of holding the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors in contempt for failing to turn over voting machines and ballots from the November election that lawmakers want to examine as they continue to question President Joe Biden's win in the state.
Feb. 8, 2021
Uber Eats Wayne's World Super Bowl ad
Every year, Super Bowl advertisers pay top dollar to vie for eyeballs while trying to outdo each other with hilarity, sympathy, or in this year’s case, celebrity star power. To review the most memorable commercials, The Show spoke with Roger Hurni, chief creative officer and founder of the ad agency Off Madison Ave.
Feb. 8, 2021
BBC look-ahead graphic
The fight against COVID-19 and the race to vaccinate as many people as quickly as possible continues around the world.
Feb. 8, 2021
Glenn Hamer
Glenn Hamer, president and CEO of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry, has seen the state’s economic highs and lows. And after 14 years with the chamber, he’s moving to Texas later this month to become president and CEO of the Texas Association of Business.
Feb. 8, 2021
Jim Rounds
Arizona could have a roughly $2 billion surplus for the new fiscal year that starts on July 1, despite the economic uncertainty and turmoil brought on by the pandemic. But some segments of the state’s economy have been hard-hit by the downturn while others keep chugging along.
Feb. 8, 2021