Legislature Targets Corp Commissions Renewable Goals
As Arizona’s utilities push for an increase in renewable energy, the Arizona Legislature is digging in its heels.
March 31, 2021
Arizona Senate Republicans Hired An Auditor Whos Promoted Election Conspiracies
Senate Republicans announced they’ve hired four firms to conduct an audit to the 2020 general election in Maricopa County, including a Florida-based company whose owner has spread conspiracy theories about the election.
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March 31, 2021
Homeland Secretary Gives Hard Truths On Cybersecurity
Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas had a list of what he called "hard truths" to tell on cybersecurity.
March 31, 2021
Diamondbacks Raise Ballpark Attendance Limit
The Arizona Diamondbacks say they’re increasing the number of game tickets available to baseball fans. But seats inside an original ballpark feature older than the downtown Phoenix stadium’s current name are no longer available.
March 31, 2021
Havasupai Councilwoman Named To Biden Advisory Team
The Biden administration has appointed Havasupai Councilwoman Carletta Tilousi to serve on its Environmental Justice Advisory Board.
March 31, 2021
New Film Shines Spotlight On Arizonas Experimental Arts Scene
A movie premiering March 31 aims to highlight Arizona’s arts scene — specifically, its experimental arts scene.
March 31, 2021
Women Of The West: Dorothy Fratt
Dorothy Fratt is an artist renowned for her use of color. The Show spoke with her son, Gregory Fratt, about his mother's legacy.
March 31, 2021
Republic: FEMA Disputes Worker Mistreatment Allegations
The dispute between Arizona and the FEMA continues to create friction as the state races to get as many people vaccinated as quickly as possible. The state had initially rejected an offer from FEMA to set up a vaccination site in Pima County but later reversed its position.
March 31, 2021
First Streetcar For Tempes New Transit System Has Arrived
The first vehicle has arrived for the streetcar system in Tempe. The streetcar system will be a shorter route than the light rail.
March 31, 2021
WATCH: Biden Announces Infrastructure Package
President Joe Biden is presenting his next big legislative move: infrastructure. The "Build Back Better" plan is expected to include funding for physical infrastructure like roads and bridges as well as for clean energy and energy efficiency projects. Watch his remarks live Wednesday.
March 31, 2021
700 More Arizona Inmates To Help Reduce The Risk Of Wildfires
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey recently signed legislation that allows 700 more inmates over the next two years to help reduce the risk of wildfires by thinning out an area. Tiffany Davila, a spokesperson for the Department of Forestry and Fire Management, says the move should help reduce the risk of Arizona wildfires.
March 31, 2021
Tempe Mayor Critical Of Duceys Decision To Lift Pandemic Restrictions
Late last week, Gov. Doug Ducey decided to lift many pandemic-related restrictions on businesses and public gatherings, among other things. Tucson and Flagstaff have already said they’re going to keep their mask mandates in place. And on April 8, Tempe’s City Council members will meet to decide what their next step can and should be.
March 31, 2021
 Criminal Justice Group: Reform Bills Fall Short Of Impactful Change
Recent legislative sessions have begun with hopes for passing bipartisan bills related to criminal justice reform. Some progress has been made, but the bills signed by Gov. Ducey are considered to be rather modest. The Show spoke with Kurt Altman, the state director in Arizona and New Mexico for the group Right on Crime.
March 31, 2021
Thousands Of Volunteers Needed At AZ COVID-19 Vaccine Sites
Last week, the age requirements for vaccines were dropped to 16 for the Pfizer shot and 18 for the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson shots. And the number of volunteers at vaccinations sites decreased. Michaela Barnhart is the volunteer engagement manager with HandsOn Greater Phoenix, and The Show spoke with her for a progress report on volunteer turnout.
March 31, 2021
Girl Gang Garage Wants More Women In Automotive Trades
Who do you picture when you think of an auto technician? Auto repair and maintenance have long been male-dominated trades. Women make up just a small minority of those working in the automotive maintenance and repair trades. A garage in Phoenix is trying to change that.
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March 31, 2021
Virus Variant Identified In Britain Found On Navajo Nation
A coronavirus variant first identified in Britain has been found on the Navajo Nation. Tribal health officials said Tuesday that the United Kingdom strain was confirmed in a sample obtained in the western part of the reservation.
March 31, 2021
AZ House Committee OKs Bill To Boost Jobless Benefits
Legislation to boost Arizona jobless benefits for the first time in 17 years cleared a crucial hurdle on Tuesday. A House committee approved the bill that would boost the maximum payments to $320 a week.
March 31, 2021
At-Risk People Know Better, Still Flout COVID-19 Precautions
People at greater risk for hospitalization or death from COVID-19 due to age or underlying medical conditions have good reason to take extra precautions. But research paints a more complex picture of human behavior.
March 31, 2021
Prescott Rescinds Its COVID-19 Emergency Proclamation
Following Gov. Doug Ducey’s executive order last week, the city of Prescott has taken similar action and rescinded its COVID-19 emergency proclamation. Prescott spokesperson John Heiney says businesses are starting to go back to normal, and the summer looks promising.
March 31, 2021
AZ Brewers Guild To Help Employees With Vaccinations
The Arizona Craft Brewers Guild has helped breweries navigate a rocky business climate caused by the pandemic. Now it's helping workers navigate Arizona’s vaccine program.
March 30, 2021