March 2021

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Arizona Department of Child Safety letterhead
On Feb. 1, Arizona’s Department of Child Safety switched to a new information system called Guardian. And the first seven weeks have seen some bumps. Arizona Republic reporter Mary Jo Pitzl has written about the problems.
March 23, 2021
2020 ballot
The audit that Republican state senators are pushing for has generated a lot of attention outside Arizona. Will Sommer, a politics reporter for the Daily Beast has written about this. The Show spoke with him.
March 23, 2021
Helen Purcell
Arizona Senate President Karen Fann has broached the idea of using 100 volunteers for the hand recount of Maricopa County ballots. Helen Purcell, who was the county recorder for 28 years, was invited to lead the process, but she turned down that opportunity.
March 23, 2021
Superstition Fire
Arizona forest officials released the 2021 fire outlook on Monday — and they are preparing for the possibility of an early wildfire season.
March 23, 2021
Dr. Cara Christ
Arizona officials have announced that starting this Wednesday, Arizonans ages 16 and older can get the COVID-19 vaccine at any of its state-run vaccination sites located in Pima, Maricopa and Yuma counties.<br><small><b>→ <a href="https://kjzz.org/coronavirus" target="blank">Get The Latest News On COVID-19 In Arizona</a></small></b>
March 22, 2021
recall peition
The option of recalling judges and elected officials has been a part of Arizona since statehood. But the current political environment includes recall efforts against Gov. Doug Ducey, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, and the mayor of Kingman — among others.
March 22, 2021
Arizona is set to get as much as $12 billion from the federal government as part of the American Rescue Plan Act. But one provision of the federal law has some people concerned, and a several Republican state attorneys general have asked the Treasury Department for clarification.
March 22, 2021
BBC look-ahead graphic
More and more people around the world are getting vaccinated against COVID-19, and some countries have started lifting restrictions on what people can do. But those vaccinations are happening more quickly in some places than others.
March 22, 2021
atlanta vigil
Asian American and Pacific Island communities across America have galvanized to demonstrate opposition to violence and aggressions that have ramped up in the last year, including last week’s deadly shootings of six Asian women in the Atlanta area. On Friday night, about 250 people gathered in Phoenix for a vigil at the state Capitol.
March 22, 2021
Arizona State Capitol building
Gov. Doug Ducey spent part of Friday on the state’s southern border, joined by several other elected Republican officials, including Florida Sen. Rick Scott. The Show spoke with Howard Fischer of Capitol Media Services for more about the governor's visit and other legislative happenings for this week.
March 22, 2021

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