Arizona has some new candidates for higher office, and the state continues to struggle theough a teacher shortage. Our Friday NewsCap panelists weigh in on these more of the week's top stories. Plus, who is the scariest Arizonan? Phoenix Magazine made a list. That and more on The Show.
Childhood obesity is on the rise across the country, and the pandemic is seen as one reason. We'll hear why Arizona appears to be bucking the trend. Plus, why the federal government is shifting immigration enforcement from worksite raids to targeting employers. That and more on The Show.
The Maricopa County Attorney’s office has reworked its policy on the use of video evidence. We'll hear what’s changing and what difference it might make. Plus, why some distant galaxies lost their ability to create new stars. That and more on The Show.
Cyber security has become a big concern for lots of people, businesses and governments. How Arizona’s new Cyber Command Center will aim to deal with potential threats. Plus, residents of one southeast Valley town have a new place to get hyper-local news. That and more on The Show.
Indigenous Peoples Day celebrates the history and cultures of Native American people nationwide. We'll hear abut a new space in Phoenix for indigenous creators and social entrepreneurs. Plus, debate continues over what kinds of waterways should be protected. That and more on The Show.
The so-called audit of Maricopa County ballots went to Washington, D.C., this week. Our Friday NewsCap panelists weigh in on that and the state’s other top stories. And how to mine for materials on the moon — in case it becomes a future human colony. That and more on The Show.
Tribal communities in northern Arizona are urging the state to help ease the transition away from coal-fired power plants. What they’d like utility regulators to do. And bringing The Bard up to date as educators try to modernize Shakespeare. That and more on The Show.
Community college enrollment in Arizona and across the country continues to trend downward. Why that could be a bad sign for the economy. And how a legendary mountain climber found meaning and purpose to go with his high altitude adventures. That and more on The Show.
Valley fever cases appear to be on the rise in Arizona and elsewhere. Why one expert considers it a “disease of color.” And some new ideas for how real immigration reform could happen. That and more on The Show.
Several new laws were blocked from taking effect this week, and another could be headed to the ballot. Our Friday NewsCap panelists analyze the week’s top stories. Plus, after missing last year, a big Phoenix art show is back — and with it, a view into the region’s art scene. That and more on The Show.
As asylum seekers continue to arrive at the southern border, shelters in the Valley are filling up. We'll hear How shelter operators are handling the thousands of people who need help. Plus, how a change at ADOT is helping some Arizonans get driver’s licenses that reflect their gender. That and more on The Show.
Tuesday was the deadline for critics of new state laws to turn in signatures to try to put those laws on hold and have voters weigh in on them. We'll hear what may be referred to the ballot and what may not be. Plus, a Valley music venue owner on why he’s requiring concert-goers to be vaccinated or have a negative COVID-19 test. That and more on The Show.
Now that the results from the so-called Arizona election audit are in, some lawmakers are calling for changes to election processes. We'll hear what those changes may look like. Plus, how the perception of police among younger people is affecting departments' recruitment. That and more on The Show.
The official results are in from the so-called audit of last year's presidential election in Maricopa County. We'll hear they say and what it may mean going forward. Plus, why some defense attorneys are crying foul about Maricopa County Attorney Allister Adel’s time in rehab. That and more on The Show.
Disagreements over the so-called Arizona audit and critical comments about his colleagues led a Maricopa County Supervisor to announce his resignation. Our Friday NewsCap panelists weigh in on that and the state’s other top stories. Plus, the Biden administration plans to set standards to protect workers from extreme heat. That and more on The Show.
The Biden administration has announced a new plan to try to address homelessness in the country. Mesa's mayor tells us why his city is one of the first in Arizona to sign up. Plus, the Legislature's new effort to look into managing wildfires and preventing catastrophic ones. That and more on The Show.
The Valley is dealing with hotter temperatures and the increasing effect of climate change every day. Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego discusses how reflective surfaces could make the city cooler. Plus, why teaching civics more broadly could help protect the nation's traditional institutions. That and more on The Show.
Arizona’s Independent Redistricting Commission is in the initial phase of redrawing the state’s congressional and legislative maps. How so-called prison gerrymandering may impact the process in Arizona. And a new book tries to answer big questions about life and being alive. That and more on The Show.
The debate continues about the value — and morality — of getting COVID booster shots. We'll hear what that conversation means for Arizona. Plus, could the pandemic mean the end of printed menus at restaurants? That and more on The Show.