CDC: Fully Vaccinated People Can Unmask; Thats 1 In 3 Arizonans
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday COVID-19 vaccines are effective enough that fully vaccinated Americans don’t need face masks anymore in most settings. About a third of Arizona’s population is now fully vaccinated.
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ASUs Cronkite School Hires New Dean Of Journalism
The Cronkite School’s new dean will be Battinto Batts, who previously served as the director of journalism strategies for the Scripps Howard Foundation in Cincinnati.
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Electric Vehicle Company ElectraMeccanica Breaks Ground In Mesa
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What You Need To Know About The Oak Flat Copper Mine
Resolution Copper wants to build a copper mine in that part of the Tonto National Forest that would become one of the largest in the country. They say it would provide more than 1,000 jobs to a part of the state that needs them, but conservationists and American Indian tribes say it will irreparably harm the environment there.
How A New Law On Doxxing Could Impact Arizonas Free Speech
Among the bills Gov. Doug Ducey has signed into law during the current legislative session is one meant to tighten restrictions on doxxing — the process of revealing personal information about someone else online. The bill passed the Legislature with bipartisan support, but some are concerned it goes too far and may actually help limit political-related speech.
How The Colonial Pipeline Shutdown Highlights Flaws In U.S. Cybersecurity
The Colonial Pipeline has been restarted, days after a cyberattack sent it offline and prompted panic buying of gasoline in a number of states in the eastern U.S. The Show spoke with Nadya Bliss, who directs ASU’s Global Security Initiative, about how the Colonial Pipeline attack affects perception of how important cybersecurity is.

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A Principal And His Tape Measure: Schools Are Helping Do COVID-19 Contact Tracing
Struggling to keep up with a COVID-19 surge in Michigan, overwhelmed local health departments turned to schools, and recruited principals and teachers as supplemental contact tracers.
Pervis Staples, Founding Member Of The Staple Singers, Dies At Age 85
Staples, a tenor vocalist, helped to ease his family's iconic gospel group into secular territory, and later found success as a manager and club owner.
'Theft At A Scale That Is Unprecedented': Behind The Underfunding Of HBCUs
Tennessee could owe a historically Black university over $500 million. Andre Perry, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, believes the problem cuts much deeper: "We're throttling the economy."
Just 12 People Are Behind Most Vaccine Hoaxes On Social Media, Research Shows
The majority of false claims about COVID-19 vaccines on social media trace back to just a handful of influential figures. So why don't the companies just shut them down?
Schools Are Deciding What The New CDC Mask Guidelines Mean For The Classroom
It is unclear what impact this will have on teachers, staff and students in the near term. In some states, masks in schools are already optional.