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yellow-rumped warbler
The weather is officially inviting in Arizona — to humans and to birds. Virginia Rose fell in love with birding — thanks in no small part to the species found in Arizona’s skies — years ago. And now, she has made it her mission to share it with others who may have thought birding was out of their reach.
Oct. 30, 2020
Voting sticker
Citing the COVID-19 pandemic, Maricopa County Recorder Adrian Fontes had sought a court order explicitly allowing “special election boards” to use video to assist voters in a hospital or long-term care facility who don't have a trusted relative or caregiver to help.
Oct. 6, 2020
maricopa county ballot
People with dementia have the right to vote. But sometimes, this population needs extra support to cast their ballot. There’s a new guide out to help voters who have certain cognitive impairments.
Voting With Disabilities: Accessing Assistance | Barriers In Place
Oct. 2, 2020
wheelchair user
Teresa Moore is the GoVoter director in Arizona for the national group Self Advocates Becoming Empowered Voter Project. The Show spoke with her more about her own experiences at the polls and about what mechanisms are already in place to help people with disabilities vote.
Oct. 1, 2020
I Voted Sticker
Gov. Ducey and Secretary of State Katie Hobbs are locked in a disagreement over election procedures to help some voters register and cast their ballots. Arden Day is a senior research associate at NAU, and she co-authored a study that looked at the barriers people with disabilities face.
Sep. 30, 2020
Amy Silverman
What happens to intellectually disabled people if medical care is rationed because of COVID-19? Are they pushed the end of the list or perhaps they're moved to the front? The Show spoke to Phoenix author and journalist Amy Silverman about this possibility.
Mar. 31, 2020

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