May 2021

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John and Cindy McCain on their honeymoon in Hawaii
Cindy McCain endorsed Joe Biden in the presidential race against Donald Trump. And she was given at least some of the credit for Biden becoming only the third Democratic presidential candidate to win in Arizona since World War II. That's just one of the stories she tells in her new autobiography.
May 6, 2021
Arizona State Capitol building
On May 6, Republican lawmakers passed two controversial, last-minute amendments to bills that had been working their way through the Legislature. Those amendments drastically changed the underlying bills. To learn how lawmakers sidestep the rules, The Show spoke with Capitol Media Services’ Howard Fischer.
May 6, 2021
Doug Logan and Ken Bennett
The state Senate’s audit of Maricopa County’s election continues at the state fairgrounds, and questions are still swirling about who’s paying for it.
May 5, 2021
Warnock, Biden, Harris and Ossoff
The killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis led to racial justice-related protests across the country and an increased level of political activism in big and small cities.
May 5, 2021
Casagrandes Nickelodeon
An award-winning political cartoonist has joined ASU’s School of Transborder Studies as an artist-in-residence.
May 5, 2021
Unaccompanied children in the custody of the U.S. Border Patro
The story of what’s happening on our southern border is being painted with a single brush: We are being flooded with migrants, many of them young people — children — seeking asylum on their own. But Curt Prendergast looked at the data and found there’s more than one story here.
May 5, 2021
Downtown Flagstaff
Flagstaff and other small cities across Arizona and the country could be at risk of losing money. That’s because the federal Office of Management and Budget is considering a rule change that would raise the standards for what constitutes a Metropolitan Statistical Area.
May 5, 2021
A sign on a Phoenix restaurant advertises open positions
Gov. Doug Ducey issued an executive order May 3 requiring Arizonans collecting unemployment benefits to be actively looking for work. To learn how workers have been handling the reopening economy, The Show spoke with Cynthia Zwick, executive director of Wildfire, a nonprofit working to end poverty.
May 5, 2021
The Maricopa County Community College District building.
Gov. Doug Ducey has signed a bill that will allow Arizona community colleges to offer four-year degree programs normally only offered at the university level. This makes Arizona the 24th state to do so, according to the Education Commission of the States.
May 4, 2021
Border Patrol temporary holding facility toys
The Biden administration is touting a dramatic drop in the number of unaccompanied minors held in Border Patrol facilities in the past month — an 84% drop, to be exact. But that hasn't stopped many immigrants and immigrant rights groups from voicing their concerns about the lack of action from the Democratic administration.
May 4, 2021