May 2021

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Former state Rep. Anthony Kern
The audit of 2020 Maricopa County election ballots continues at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Concerns have been raised that the audit is simply a partisan effort to justify enacting further voter restrictions at the legislative level in the future.
May 4, 2021
empty school classroom
The Arizona Department of Education released data that indicates a 3.3% drop in the number of students in both virtual and brick-and-mortar classrooms over the past year. There’s a lot of speculation as to the causes of the drop. The Show spoke with Arizona Republic reporter Mary Jo Pitzl to break it all down.
May 4, 2021
 interactive mirrored wall
Climate change has changed the way a lot of us think about the future, but for what seems like a growing number of young people, it’s changing something fundamental: Their decision to have children.
May 4, 2021
Lisa Magaña Empowered: Latinos Transforming Arizona Politics
The growing power of Latino activists and voters in Arizona politics has been seen in recent elections in the state. As observers wondered whether the impact would truly emerge, people involved in movements have argued it has always been evident.
May 4, 2021
andi berlin
It’s certainly been a difficult year for the restaurant industry. The pandemic has cost us some of the best restaurants in town and countless restaurant workers lost their jobs. Andi Berlin is the new restaurant critic at the Arizona Republic, and she’s starting the job at this interesting moment in time for the restaurant world.
May 4, 2021
davis monthan air force base
Gov. Doug Ducey wants the U.S. Defense Department to look into possible groundwater contamination near air force bases in Arizona.
May 4, 2021
Johnson & Johnson vaccine
Nearly 3 million people have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine here. More than 40% of Arizonans have been vaccinated. But when you look more closely at those numbers, disparities become clear.
May 3, 2021
Aviva Dove-Viebahn
It’s a conversation that’s coming up more and more among Black actors, writers and critics right now — that there are too many films showcasing Black people suffering, tragedies that end in despair. Aviva Dove-Viebahn says it’s all about striking a balance.
May 3, 2021
Phil Boas
A new Republic editorial encourages House Speaker Rusty Bowers to allow a vote on legislation that would give DACA recipients in-state tuition at Arizona’s public universities.
May 3, 2021
BBC look-ahead graphic
COVID-19 cases seem to be stabilizing in many countries around the world, but that is not the case in India, which is seeing a massive spike in infections and deaths.
May 3, 2021