June 2021

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The U.S. Senate just did something relatively unusual in Washington, D.C., these days: It passed a bipartisan bill. It was originally dubbed the Endless Frontier Act and it amounts to a big investment in U.S. technology and innovation so that we can compete with China. I
June 17, 2021
downtown phoenix trees
In 2010, the city of Phoenix adopted the Tree and Shade Master Plan, which called for the city to increase environmentally-friendly efforts. One of those efforts was to increase arboreal coverage of the city. On June 16, the city passed an ordinance that would codify some of its provisions into municipal law.
June 17, 2021
The Arizona Senate’s audit of the 2020 presidential election in Maricopa County is ending — or at least the hand recount at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum is wrapping up. But the first-of-its kind audit, which was met with widespread derision, has drawn interest from politicians in other states — and its legacy is likely to be long-lasting.
June 17, 2021
Hacienda HealthCare
A judge has approved a $15 million settlement against a doctor in a lawsuit by the parents of an incapacitated woman who was sexually assaulted and later gave birth at a Phoenix long-term care center, marking the last of several deals to resolve legal claims over the rape.
June 16, 2021
ASU MaRTy team measuring shade
Trees can provide relief from the heat during the summer months, but ASU researchers say that other forms of shade can also be effective. The findings can have benefits for city planners looking to offset the heat island effect.
June 15, 2021
photo of mars landscape
University of Arizona astronomy professor Chris Impey recently wrote a piece for the Conversation about how soon we may see a baby born in space. The Show spoke with him to learn about the logistics and challenges of populating the galaxy.
June 15, 2021
Michael Crow and  Doug Ducey
In an email to students, ASU says the university has the “expectation” that all students enrolled in an on-campus learning program will be vaccinated against COVID-19. But Gov. Doug Ducey issued an executive order that will “ensure this excessive policy is never enforced."<br><small><b>→ <a href="https://kjzz.org/coronavirus" target="blank">Get The Latest News On COVID-19 In Arizona</a></small></b>
June 15, 2021
Atascosa Lookout
For several years, ecologist Jack Dash and photographer Luke Swenson have been chronicling the specific site of Atascosa Highlands as part of their project to conduct the first comprehensive survey of the flora and fauna — and how those have been affected by climate change, border wall construction and other factors.
June 15, 2021
man with head in hand
We are inching near 600,000 total deaths in the country, and that means hundreds of thousands more people who are grieving those losses. Dr. Mary-Frances O'Connor wants to better understand how those people are experiencing grief. The Show spoke with her to learn about how pandemic grieving differs from other losses.
June 15, 2021
English student
A 504 plan for some students with disabilities can mean the difference between graduating from high school and dropping out. But a new investigation reveals that not all students are able to equally benefit from these plans — especially those at lower-income schools.
June 15, 2021

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