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Sinema-Backed Infrastructure Bill Clears Procedural Hurdle
A bipartisan infrastructure deal cleared a procedural hurdle in the U.S. Senate late Wednesday. But House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has said Congress’s lower chamber won’t consider the bill backed by Sen. Kyrsten Sinema until the Senate passes a more expensive package.
July 28, 2021
Report: Pandemic Had Limited Impact On AZs Teaching Workforce
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a limited impact on the state’s teaching workforce overall, according new report released Wednesday by the Arizona Department of Education and ASU groups.
July 28, 2021
AZ Education Officials Strongly Encourage Face Masks In Schools
Although the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is now strongly recommending all K-12 teachers, students and staff 一 regardless of whether they are vaccinated against COVID-19 or not 一 wearing face covering, Arizona public schools can't require them.
July 28, 2021
Phoenix, Peoria, Tucson Resume Mask Mandates
Arizona cities are changing their policies on face coverings. The move comes after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended vaccinated people resume wearing masks indoors and in high-risk areas.
July 28, 2021
Wing Reportedly Fell Off Plane Before Fatal Crash
Federal authorities investigating the fatal crash of a small plane that was responding to a wildfire in northwestern Arizona included an account of the possibility that the aircraft’s left wing fell off, according to a preliminary report released Tuesday.
July 28, 2021
How Can People With Breakthrough COVID Cases Tell If They Have Delta?
On Tuesday, data on the delta variant prompted the CDC to change its mask guidelines: The agency now says fully vaccinated people in areas with substantial or high coronavirus transmission should wear masks in public indoor settings. But how can people with breakthrough cases tell if they have delta?
July 28, 2021
Record Back-To-School Spending Expected
Retailers could see their best back-to-school season ever. The National Retail Federation expects K through 12 and college purchases to total more than $100 billion.
July 28, 2021
Fontes Testifies Before House Committee About Election Worker Intimidation, Voter Subversion
Testifying before the Committee on House Administration, several politicians, experts and election officials spoke about voter suppression, subversion, and election worker intimidation.
July 28, 2021
Interfaith Groups Work To Stop Voter Suppression
Interfaith groups are working harder now to do what they can to support communities that may be facing greater voting challenges because of moves by lawmakers. To learn about their efforts, The Show spoke with Rev. Katie Sexton-Wood of the Arizona Faith Network.
July 28, 2021
Lake Powell Hitting Record Low Signals Bleak Water Future
We might think of Lake Powell as a great place to spend vacation time, but it's also the nation's second-largest reservoir, and it just reached a new historic low — dropping to 3,555 feet. It's been dwindling for some time, but this latest drop has some broad implications for Arizona's water future.
July 28, 2021
Buttigieg Talks Transit, Broadband Infrastructure For AZ
U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg was in Phoenix earlier this month to talk about infrastructure needs here. The Show spoke with him to learn what he sees as the biggest needs for the Phoenix metro area.
July 28, 2021
Arizona Department Of Health Services Director Resigning
Arizona's top health official, who has been the face of the state response to the pandemic, is leaving the role next month, Gov. Doug Ducey said Wednesday. Dr. Cara Christ, director of the Arizona Department of Health Services, has accepted a role as chief medical officer for health insurance provider Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona.
July 28, 2021
UA Medical Expert: Updated CDC Guidelines A Regression In Tackling COVID-19 Spread
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a new set of COVID-19 protocols July 27 as the country faces another surge of viral infections. The Show spoke with Dr. Saskia Popescu to learn if these updated guidelines indicate a step backward in terms of curbing the spread of COVID-19.
July 28, 2021
Maricopa County Recorder: Fraud Claims In 2020 Election Baseless
Polling shows the majority of Republicans believe former President Donald Trump’s debunked claims of fraud, and many baselessly expect him to be reinstated. Maricopa County Recorder Stephen Richer, a Republican who defeated a Democrat in the 2020 election, isn’t among them.
July 28, 2021
Senate Subpoenas More Info From County, Wants Records From Hobbs In Ongoing Audit
State Senate Republican leaders have subpoenaed more information from Maricopa County, as the audit of last year’s election continues. At the same time, the Senate’s liaison to the audit, former Secretary of State Ken Bennett, has been barred from the process and has talked about resigning the position.
July 28, 2021
Fann: Bennett Will Remain Part Of AZ Senate Election Audit
Ken Bennett is unhappy with what's going on at the Senate's audit of the 2020 election and threatened Wednesday to quit, though it now looks like he's staying on
July 28, 2021
Sonoran Scientists Start Group For Latin American Women
Women are increasingly finding a space in the historically male-dominated field of environmental conservation. But there are still significant barriers — from harassment and discrimination to language and cultural hurdles some say keep their work in the shadows. Now, a group of scientists in neighboring Sonora, Mexico, are fighting for their place in the profession.
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July 28, 2021
Amtrak Proposes New Passenger Rail Service In AZ
Corporate leaders of Amtrak, Arizona business representatives and politicians participated in a roundtable discussion Tuesday to promote support for developing passenger rail service in the state.
July 27, 2021
Reporters Demand Justice For Slain Colleague
The state attorney addressed protesters and said that "all lines of investigation" would be followed, including those involving the threats Ricardo Lopez himself denounced earlier this year.
July 27, 2021
CDC: Even Vaccinated People Should Mask Up Indoors; Masks Recommended For Schools
New data on the delta variant prompted the CDC to recommend that even fully vaccinated people wear masks in public indoor settings in areas with substantial or high coronavirus transmission. State health director Dr. Cara Christ says the department's guidelines to the 13 affected counties will echo the CDC's.
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July 27, 2021

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