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Pima County Supervisors Vote to Drop Mask Mandate
Pima County’s board of supervisors voted to rescind its mask mandate, just a day after the CDC issued guidance easing mask recommendations for people vaccinated against COVID-19. From the Fronteras Desk in Tucson, KJZZ’s Michel Marizco reports.
Mexico Enters The U.S. Treasury Monitoring List
During the last month, the Mexican peso has gained strength in the exchange market, going from about 21 units per dollar to somewhere above 19. The U.S. Treasury plans to have a closer look at Mexico's currency practices.
April 19, 2021
Mexico’s President Wants Trees, Crops And Visas From The U.S.
Mexico’s president has a plan to try to stop climate change and Central American migration simultaneously. And to make it happen, he wants support from the United States.
April 19, 2021
Boas: Gov. Ducey Played By Tribes, Bookies, Dems
Gov. Doug Ducey signed a bill that will legalize gambling on sporting events, and he and the state’s Native American tribes agreed to a new gaming compact that will — among other things — lead to the construction of at least four new casinos. Ducey celebrated the achievements as bipartisan efforts that would turn out to be wins for the state, but not everyone agrees — including Republic columnist Bob Robb.
April 19, 2021
Why Cant Congress Pass Infrastructure Legislation Despite Bipartisan Support?
Infrastructure has traditionally been an issue has that won bipartisan support, at least in theory. In practice, however, it’s been a bumpier road. To learn about all of this, The Show spoke with Samara Klar, an associate professor of political science in the School of Government and Public Policy at UA.
April 19, 2021
Supporters Of Changes To AZ Voting Laws Pushing To Move Them Forward
Bills that would change Arizona’s voting laws are still under consideration at the state Capitol. To learn what to expect this week at the state Capitol, The Show spoke with Howard Fischer of Capitol Media Services.
April 19, 2021
Homelessness, Public Safety, Climate Action: Key Issues For New Phoenix City Council
Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego and four councilmembers took their oaths of office Monday. The swearing-in ceremony includes two newcomers to the City Council, and their priorities could drastically shape the city’s future.
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April 19, 2021
Tucson Superintendent Upset With Disheartening Sex Education Bill
Senate Bill 1456 has recently passed through the Arizona Legislature, and is waiting on Gov. Doug Ducey’s approval. If signed into law, the bill would require state schools to get parents' permission for discussions about sexual orientation, gender identity and expression.
April 17, 2021
Ducey Calls Out Agencies For Letting Undocumented People Go During Traffic Stop
Gov. Doug Ducey called out federal authorities Friday for not picking up undocumented people on the side of a metro Phoenix highway.
April 16, 2021
AZ Ends License Suspensions For Drivers Who Dont Pay Civil Fines
About 31,000 Arizonans with suspended licenses will get their driving privileges back soon. Gov. Doug Ducey recently signed a bill to end license suspensions if a driver fails to pay a civil fine.
April 17, 2021
New Funds For Older Americans Act Will Help Rural AZ Seniors
Last month, President Biden signed the American Rescue Act. The bill included money for Older Americans Act programs, like senior centers and home-delivered meals. The head of one organization in Arizona recently learned she’ll be getting roughly $2.5 million in the coming months.
April 16, 2021
Arizona Tribes Will Get More Casinos, Games Under New Compacts
Arizona tribes are going to get at least four new casinos — and possibly more after another decade — along with more slot machines and more games of chance.
April 16, 2021
AZ Supreme Court: Tucson Can Continue To Hold City Elections In Odd-Numbered Years
The Arizona Supreme Court said April 14 that Tucson can continue to hold its elections in odd-numbered years, despite a state law requiring cities to hold their elections in conjunction with federal, state and legislative elections in even-numbered years.
April 15, 2021
Corp Comm Moves Forward With 95-Degree Rule For Power Shutoffs
On a 3-2 vote, the Arizona Corporation Commission has decided to move forward with the standard of 95 degrees as the point that utilities cannot be shut off.
April 15, 2021
New Stricter Sex Education Laws OKd By Arizona Lawmakers
Two years after Arizona lawmakers repealed a ban on any HIV/AIDS instruction that “promotes a homosexual lifestyle" as they faced a lawsuit, they have approved revamping the state's sex education laws to make them some of the strictest in the nation when it comes to teaching about LGBTQ issues.
April 15, 2021
Arizona Senate Will Conduct Audit At State Fairgrounds
The Arizona Senate is renting the Veterans Memorial Coliseum at the state fairgrounds for its audit of Maricopa County’s election results. The Senate will use the former Phoenix Suns arena to store election equipment and 2.1 million 2020 ballots.
April 15, 2021
Outmanned At The Capitol, Dems Make Plans To Fight Voting Bills
There’s little Democrats in the Arizona Legislature can do to stop Republicans from approving new restrictions on voting, including bills that would purge voters from the state’s popular Permanent Early Voting List and add voter ID requirements when mailing back ballots.

Part 1: Battle Over Bills | Part 2: Misinformation Spreads

April 16, 2021
First Sports-Book Partnership Revealed; More Coming To AZ
Recent action by lawmakers means Arizonans can expect state-sanctioned sports gambling to soon join cannabis on the list of recent taboos made legal. Gov. Doug Ducey’s expected signature unlocks 20 licenses to run a sports book.
April 14, 2021
Bennett: I Hope Voters Know Whos Paying For Senate Audit Of Maricopa County Ballots
More than five months after Joe Biden won the election in Arizona and Maricopa County, the state Senate is preparing to launch its so-called forensic audit of the election.
April 14, 2021
When Misinformation Spreads Among AZ GOP Voters, Can A Republican Change Their Minds?
When the latest conspiracy theory about Maricopa County’s election emerged from a dumpster in March, Republican state Sen. Kelly Townsend saw information spreading that she knew for certain was not true. But was she able to set the record straight?
'Fixing' The System: Arizona Go To Battle Over Restrictive Voting Bills
April 15, 2021
WATCH: Biden Remarks On Afghanistan
President Joe Biden is giving an address on plans to withdraw all remaining U.S. troops from Afghanistan by Sept. 11, the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks that prompted America's involvement in its longest war.
April 14, 2021