June 2021

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The Arizona Capitol building
Arizona House Democrats refused to show up at the Capitol on Tuesday, blocking debate on a budget and a major tax cut primarily benefiting the wealthy. But the Senate plowed ahead, working until 2:30 Wednesday morning to pass the 11 bills including the tax cut. <br><small><b>→ <a href="https://kjzz.org/politics" target="_blank">More Arizona Politics News</a></small></b>
June 23, 2021
Welcome to Mesa Arizona sign
Mesa has adopted a climate action plan to lower the city’s climate impact and plan for sustainable growth.
June 22, 2021
Postcolonial Love Poem by Natalie Diaz
Earlier this month, poet and Arizona State University's professor Natalie Diaz was awarded a Pulitzer for her poetry collection, "Postcolonial Love Poem." The Show spoke with her about the honor and her creative process.
June 22, 2021
An aerial view of a lithium mining site
A push for more electric vehicles is bumping up against a western Arizona tribe’s sacred sites and land. A mining company is looking to extract lithium on land owned by the Bureau of Land Management, but that land surrounds Hualapai land on three sides.
June 22, 2021
Person with walker
The pandemic has affected nearly every aspect of our lives, including caring for loved ones who are elderly or suffering from a critical or long-term illness.
June 22, 2021
Soon-to-be citizens place their hands on their hearts as the Skyline Choir sings the National Anthem
The debate over how and when to teach civics is ongoing and has been somewhat contentious between progressives and conservatives. Paul Carrese of Arizona State University's School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership was involved with a team of scholars in developing the "Roadmap to Educating for American Democracy."
June 22, 2021
The Maine Rebel Lounge
Independent music venues across the country were among the first to shut down as a result of the pandemic, and now, they are among the last to reopen. The Save Our Stages Act, now known as the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant program, was seen as the much needed aid owners had sought. But now that sigh of relief has turned to frustration.<br><small><b>→ <a href="https://theshow.kjzz.org/" target="_blank">More Stories From The Show</a></small></b>
June 22, 2021
The Arizona sun behind a palm tree
Heat-related deaths were in the hundreds last summer in Maricopa County, and the county is looking into 10 possible heat-related deaths already this season.
June 22, 2021
SpaceX Starlink Mission
While many throughout the Southwest are seeking shelter from the heat in the comfort of air conditioned homes, the blazing sun is killing internet service for StarLink subscribers in the path of this heat wave.
June 21, 2021
Immigrants at a facility in Donna, Texas
Both Sen. Kyrsten Sinema and Gov. Doug Ducey have attached themselves to actions related to solving — or at least improving — the situation at the U.S.-Mexico border. Sinema is focused on the asylum system, while Ducey emphasizes increased law enforcement. Bob Robb of the Republic wrote about the respective ideas.
June 21, 2021