April 2021

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kids painting in a classroom
Roughly one in 54 children is affected by autism, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and experts say the earlier a child can be diagnosed and start getting services, the better. But for many families, that’s been a challenge during the pandemic.
April 13, 2021
Colorado River near the Davis Dam
As the intense Southwest drought continues, there has been discussion for a number of years about when — not if — Arizona’s allocation of Colorado River water would be reduced. It sounds very much like that will happen in 2022.
April 13, 2021
Border wall cut bollard
Photographer John Kurc first came to Arizona a couple of years ago for an assignment that had little to do with the desert or the border wall. But he has since become fascinated by the structure and the people affected by it. The Show spoke with him about why he began documenting the wall and what he’s seen in terms of flaws or holes in it.
April 13, 2021
sports bet ticket
The Arizona Legislature late Monday approved a key part of a plan that will provide new opportunities for gambling at casinos owned by Native American tribes and for the first time allow sports betting both on and off reservations.
April 13, 2021
Chris Magnus
The Biden administration tapped Tucson’s police chief to oversee its largest law enforcement agency. Chris Magnus has been Tucson’s chief since 2016 and would serve as commissioner of Customs and Border Protection, the Homeland Security arm that manages the Border Patrol and Customs officers at the nation’s ports.<br><small><b>→ <a href="https://fronterasdesk.org/" target="_blank">More News From The Fronteras Desk</a></small></b>
April 12, 2021
Ann Morton knitting
Last spring, The Show covered the Violet Protest project, which aimed to enlist makers from across the country to produce textile squares that were equal parts red and blue. The project is the idea of Phoenix artist and educator Ann Morton, and it’s now on display at the Phoenix Art Museum through early September.
April 12, 2021
BBC look-ahead graphic
Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, died last week, and plans are now taking shape for his funeral. For a look at some of the key global stories coming up this week, The Show spoke with the BBC’s Pete Ross.
April 12, 2021
Alisza Smith
This school year has been a challenging one for teachers, filled with a lot of uncertainty. And for first-year dance teacher Alisza Smith, it’s been that and then some.
April 12, 2021
Phil Boas
President Trump’s unwillingness to accept defeat helped lead to the “Stop the Steal” efforts and the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. For many observers, that was a clear sign that the Republican Party’s infighting had reached a level that could cause it electoral problems. The Republic’s Phil Boas writes that recent developments are helping stem that tide.
April 12, 2021
Cannon Beach Mesa rendering
Late last month, Cannon Beach Mesa broke ground as the next generation of water park. But not everyone is excited about a new water park in the midst of an ongoing drought.
April 12, 2021