Arizona announced it will pause approvals of some development projects in areas that rely on groundwater. Our Friday NewsCap panelists weigh in on that and more of the week’s top stories. Plus, we’ll hear about why high school graduation dates should be extended for some students with special needs. That and more on The Show.
Jalapeños growers have been breeding the heat out of the popular peppers. We’ll hear what the change has meant for the cuisine of the Southwest. Plus, summer reading recommendations to kick off the month of June. That and more on The Show.
Hundreds of people who live in the Rio Verde Foothills have been without a reliable source of water for months. A bipartisan bill at the state Legislature might finally give them relief. Plus, a debut novel from a former Valley entertainment writer takes on dueling piano bars and reality TV. That and more on The Show.
After botching the initial election results in Pinal County, now officials want to try hand counting ballots. Will putting in another process prone to human error solve the problem? Plus, a former flight attendant and Valley native is out with her second aviation thriller. That and more on The Show.
A food historian says we're on the cusp of a gelatin revival. Plus, the best places to hike when Phoenix gets too hot. That and more on a special Memorial Day edition of The Show.
Another court decision goes against Kari Lake, and next year’s primaries continue to take shape. This week's Friday NewsCap panelists analyze those and the rest of the week’s top stories. And how technology has changed the way we tip — and how often we’re asked to do it. That and more on The Show.
The Lower Colorado River Basin states have agreed to a plan to cut their water usage. We’ll hear how the deal might affect Phoenix and its residents. Plus, an author takes on the often-ignored nuance of the #MeToo movement. That and more on The Show.
CMV is a virus that most of us have had by the time we’re adults, but you’ve likely never heard of it. We’ll meet one Valley mother who contracted it during pregnancy and hear how it changed the course of her life. Plus, a child with developmental disabilities gets a very special gift. That and more on The Show.
State lawmakers and the Gov. Katie Hobbs have worked in a bipartisan manner to pass a budget and some other measures this year. One GOP lawmaker explains how his childhood escape from Communism drives his approach to governing. Plus, the story of two botanists who traveled down the Colorado River in the late 1930s taking cactus samples. That and more on The Show.
There’s been a backlog in the country’s immigration court system for years, and some worry the end of Title 42 will make that worse. Hear an update about what's happening. Plus, how one journalist is trying to flip the script on obesity — and how to talk to your kids about it. That and more on The Show.
Kari Lake has another day in court, and Tempe voters reject a proposal for a new Coyotes arena. Our Friday NewsCap panelists analyze those and the rest of the week’s top stories. Plus, the Phoenix Mercury are set to tip off their new season — with Brittney Griner back on the court. That and more on The Show.
The end of Title 42 means ports of entry will now be open to many asylum seekers from around the world. We visit the Phoenix Welcome Center, which helps new arrivals get on their feet. Plus, the ongoing debate onthe ethisc of liver transplants and alcoholism. That and more on The Show.
We’re less than a year away from state primaries in the 2024 elections. A new report has recommendations on how to keep those elections secure — beginning with workers’ safety. Plus, one of the leaders of Tempe 1st on the successful campaign to stop a proposed arena for the Arizona Coyotes. That and more on The Show.
Arizona Secretary of State Adrian Fontes asked for more money to improve election security. We’ll hear how his office plans to make do with limited funding in the new state budget. Plus, we sit down with the head of Phoenix’s heat response office as summer temps are rising. That and more on The Show.
The scandal over a state lawmaker hiding copies of the Bible has reignited conversation over the role of religion in government — the chaplain of the Legislature weighs in. Plus, from snowpack to springs, the state of the Grand Canyon’s water supply. That and more on The Show.
State lawmakers passed a budget, and the feds ended a pandemic-era border policy. Our Friday NewsCap panelists analyze those and the rest of the week’s top stories. Plus, the effort to put conservation on par with other uses on public lands. That and more on The Show.
Teachers at a BASIS charter school in Tucson have voted to unionize. The Show looks at what that might mean for the school — and school choice. Plus, the surprising history of dude ranches. That and more on The Show.
State lawmakers are expected to get to work on a new state budget today. We’ll hear why the governor calls it a real compromise. Plus, the chair of the Arizona Board of Regents on expanding higher ed opportunities in the state. That and more on The Show.
Stress and burnout can affect anyone who works in a hospital — not just doctors and nurses. The Show looks at the unique way one Arizona hospital is looking to help. Plus, a celebrated opera singer on how the genre is changing post-COVID. That and more on The Show.
A judge has ordered the city of Phoenix to clean up the region’s largest homeless encampment, known as “the Zone.” The debate now turns to the underlying problems that have led to this point. Plus, why a Democratic state lawmaker in a swing district is calling it quits after next year. That and more on The Show.