March 2021

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Arizona could be on the verge of legalizing needle exchange programs. A bill to do that, among other provisions, has cleared the state Senate and is awaiting debate by the full House.
March 30, 2021
 José Luis Cruz
The world of higher education is undergoing dramatic shifts as sources of funding have changed, the need for a degree is growing and the need to offer more opportunities to a diverse population is a higher priority. It's into this environment that NAU's new president enters. The Show spoke with Dr. Jose Luiz Cruz.
March 30, 2021
A patient's bandage shows the COVID-19 vaccine was administered.
New research finds the states who are limiting who can get the vaccine are getting it into residents' arms more efficiently.
March 30, 2021
Face mask
The declining coronavirus numbers prompted Gov. Doug Ducey to roll back all COVID-19 restrictions. This move has alarmed health experts, with many saying it’s too premature to throw all caution to the wind. The Show spoke with Dr. Shad Marvasti with the University of Arizona’s College of Medicine for an assessment on the current situation with COVID-19.
March 30, 2021
Arizona State Capitol building
Arizona Senate Republicans on Monday suspended a rule requiring masks be worn in the chamber over the pleas of their Democratic colleagues, who warned it was too soon to let up on a simple measure that helps stop the spread of the deadly coronavirus.
March 29, 2021
kyrsten sinema and mark kelly
In a new column for the Republic, Bob Robb argues Sinema and her Arizona colleague Mark Kelly should retain a moderate approach when it comes to unions — rather than go along with proposed changes by progressives.
March 29, 2021
a kid raises his hand
Two decades ago, Arizona voters approved Proposition 203 — also known as English for the Children. Among other things, it changed how English language learners — known as ELL students — were taught, putting more emphasis on immersion programs.
March 29, 2021
people signing petitions
Arizona lawmakers are proposing several changes to the citizen’s initiative process this year. The Show heard from two perspectives on these changes — one critical, and one supportive.
March 29, 2021
BBC look-ahead graphic
The pandemic continues to affect countries across the globe, even as vaccination programs aim to get more shots into more arms. For a look at some of the key international stories in the coming days, The Show spoke with the BBC’s Rob Hugh-Jones in London.
March 29, 2021
justice srisuk and matthew o'brien
Matthew O’Brien runs the Sagebrush AZ, an exotic boutique plant shop in downtown Mesa. His store will continue to require masks, and he says he expects "a level of compassion" from customers.<br><small><b>→ <a href="" target="_blank">More Arizona Business News</a></small></b>
March 29, 2021