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Arizona Senate, Private Companies Taking Donations For Election Audit
Just days after outlawing counties from accepting outside grants to run elections, the state Senate is now accepting private donations to complete its audit of the 2020 election. There are no answers so far about whether donors will be publicly disclosed.
April 13, 2021
Bill To Legalize Sports Betting Heads To Arizona Governor
The Arizona Legislature late Monday approved a key part of a plan that will provide new opportunities for gambling at casinos owned by Native American tribes and for the first time allow sports betting both on and off reservations.
April 13, 2021
Elevated Levels Of COVID-19 Detected At Yuma Wastewater Sites
The University of Arizona COVID-19 Early Warning Sewage Testing Project detected increased levels of the coronavirus in wastewater testing sites around Yuma County at the end of March. Researchers say the elevated levels mean the public shouldn't be worried, but health officials should stay alert.
April 13, 2021
Arizona AG Sues Over Bidens Border Policies
Arizona's top state prosecutor sued the Biden administration Monday over what he calls “environmentally disruptive” decisions to halt border wall construction and change immigration policies.
April 13, 2021
With C Grade, Arizona Ranks 3rd Best In U.S. For Infrastructure
Preparing for a $2 trillion overhaul of the nation’s infrastructure, the Biden administration has handed out letter grades to each state. Arizona has been given a C for its infrastructure, which sounds rather average, but only two states received a higher mark.
April 13, 2021
Word S5:E5: The Valley Of The Poet
National Poetry Month continues and after a virtual trip to Tucson last episode, we come back to the “Valley of the Poet” and explore some intriguing questions.
April 13, 2021
After 2 Weeks Of Checkpoints, San Carlos Hopes For Improvements
The local tourism industry is hoping things turn around now that the two-week period of requiring negative tests is over.
April 12, 2021
COVID-19 Risk Rising In Several Key Sonoran Cities
Five major Sonoran cities, including the capital Hermosillo, are within just a few points of being considered high risk, according to the state’s coronavirus risk measure. That comes as the vaccination effort is picking up pace, but still lagging far behind neighboring Arizona.
April 12, 2021
Art Exhibit Aims To Send Message Of Cooperation To Congress
Last spring, The Show covered the Violet Protest project, which aimed to enlist makers from across the country to produce textile squares that were equal parts red and blue. The project is the idea of Phoenix artist and educator Ann Morton, and it’s now on display at the Phoenix Art Museum through early September.
April 12, 2021
Tucson Police Chief Tapped To Head CBP
The Biden administration tapped Tucson’s police chief to oversee its largest law enforcement agency. Chris Magnus has been Tucson’s chief since 2016 and would serve as commissioner of Customs and Border Protection, the Homeland Security arm that manages the Border Patrol and Customs officers at the nation’s ports.
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April 12, 2021
Demand For COVID-19 Vaccines Slowing
Earlier this year, anytime Arizona’s health department opened registration for COVID-19 vaccine appointments, tens of thousands of slots would be booked within minutes. That’s changed.
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April 12, 2021
First-Year Teacher Talks About Challenges In Classroom
This school year has been a challenging one for teachers, filled with a lot of uncertainty. And for first-year dance teacher Alisza Smith, it’s been that and then some.
April 12, 2021
Boas: Months After Capitol Attack, GOP Getting Back On Its Feet
President Trump’s unwillingness to accept defeat helped lead to the “Stop the Steal” efforts and the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. For many observers, that was a clear sign that the Republican Party’s infighting had reached a level that could cause it electoral problems. The Republic’s Phil Boas writes that recent developments are helping stem that tide.
April 12, 2021
AZ Senate Set To Take Up Bill Legalizing Sports Betting
The state Senate is expected this week to take up a proposal to allow sports betting in Arizona. This comes a few years after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled laws banning it were unconstitutional, and also after other states have started allowing residents to gamble on sports.
April 12, 2021
Can The Phoenix Area Support Water Parks In A Drought?
Late last month, Cannon Beach Mesa broke ground as the next generation of water park. But not everyone is excited about a new water park in the midst of an ongoing drought.
April 12, 2021
BBC Look-Ahead: U.K. Preparing For Prince Philips Funeral
Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, died last week, and plans are now taking shape for his funeral. For a look at some of the key global stories coming up this week, The Show spoke with the BBC’s Pete Ross.
April 12, 2021
Las Vegas Pushes To Become First To Ban Ornamental Grass
A desert city built on a reputation for excess and indulgence wants to become a model for restraint and conservation with a first-in-the-nation policy banning grass that nobody walks on.
April 12, 2021
State-Run Vaccination Site Opens At ASU Basketball Arena
The state-run vaccination site at Arizona’s State University’s Desert Financial Arena opens Monday on the Tempe campus. This site was previously at Phoenix Municipal Stadium, but has moved to the indoor facility as temperatures rise.
April 12, 2021
Long-Term Care Ombudsmen Are Missing In Arizona
Long-term care ombudsmen serve as advocates for people living in Arizona nursing homes who may not have family or friends to be their voice. But where were they during the pandemic, when nursing homes were locked down? It’s a question one organization set out to answer.
April 12, 2021
Arizona Teens Share Why Theyre Getting COVID-19 Vaccines
Individuals ages 19 and under make up about 16% of all COVID-19 cases reported in the state, according to Friday figures from the Arizona Department of Health Services. They account for 28 of the state’s 17,000 COVID-19 deaths.
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April 12, 2021

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