This week, Arizona Republican candidates Kari Lake and Rep. Mark Finchem filed lawsuits in an effort to ban the use of vote-counting machines in Arizona's 2022 elections. Meanwhile, another Republican, Steve Gaynor, dropped out of the gubernatorial race. To discuss these stories and more, The Show spoke with Chuck Coughlin of Highground and Julie Erfle of Erfle Uncuffed.
A pair of Republican candidates in Arizona has sued to do away with the machines used to count ballots. Our Friday NewsCap analyzes that and the rest of the week’s top stories. Plus, a look at different potential futures — with climate change in mind. That and more on The Show.
Arizona has faced a nursing shortage for a while now, and that need was exacerbated during the pandemic. Even without a COVID-19 surge, the impact on psychiatric nurses is dramatic. Plus, why scientists have developed a new message to send into outer space, searching for life. That and more on The Show.
Arizona is scheduled to resume capital punishment next month for the first time since 2014. One expert explains why this particular execution is so disconcerting. Plus, the surprising challenges of keeping succulents alive in the desert. That and more on The Show.
The Food and Drug Administration has been criticized for not approving potentially life-saving drugs more quickly and efficiently. Will an Arizona bill help improve the system or put patients in danger? Plus, a Democratic strategist on why his party should prepare for the 2024 election as major losses loom this year. That and more on The Show.
Wildfire season has already started in Arizona, as the Tunnel Fire continues to burn acreage near Flagstaff. We’ll hear how climate change is affecting megafires and how much land they destroy. Plus, a weaver creates art on the border to bring attention to migrants who have died trying to cross the desert. That and more on The Show.
The state supreme court struck down a referendum on Arizona’s flat tax, state budget talks remain stuck in neutral and it seems increasingly unlikely that Mark Brnovich will get Donald Trump’s endorsement. Our Friday NewsCap panelists weigh in on those and the week’s other top stories. Plus, a local arts group turns a Tarantino film into a play featuring swearing puppet dogs. That and more on The Show.
The Board of Supervisors has unanimously chosen a new Maricopa County Attorney. What role did the so-called ballot audit play in the selection? And a new poetry journal merges art and personal experiences with health and medicine. That and more on The Show.
A federal judge has eliminated mask requirements on airplanes and in airports. An epidemiologist tells us how that could affect the spread of COVID. Plus, marijuana consumption goes upscale with a new cannabis dining event. That and more on The Show.
Arizona is required to screen marijuana for safety before it’s sold. We’ll hear how some consumers ended up with pesticides in their cannabis. Plus, artists-in-residence and retirees are working together in a new ASU community. That and more on The Show.
The Interior Department’s proposed emergency cutbacks on water could hit the Valley hard. Plus, the temperatures are heating up, but there’s still time to see Arizona's beautiful wildflowers. That and more on The Show.
State budget talks are already moving slowly, and a multibillion-dollar surplus will undoubtedly be another obstacle. Our Friday NewsCap panelists weigh in on that and the state’s other top stories. And the harrowing story of one American's escape from Ukraine, and why he decided to return. That and more on The Show.
A former head coach of the Arizona Cardinals has joined a lawsuit alleging racial discrimination in the hiring practices of some NFL teams. We’ll take a closer look at Steve Wilks’ claims. Plus, the return of our Tiny Desert Concerts. That and more on The Show.
The number of COVID-19 infections has started to tick up in some parts of the country. A public health doctor tells us where the pandemic stands in Arizona right now. Plus, how one Arizona political insider has used his influence to affect criminal justice reform proposals. That and more on The Show.
Higher gas prices have lots of drivers thinking about turning to electric vehicles. Is that interest in EVs turning into sales? Plus, an evolutionary biologist on whether cloning extinct animals is possible. That and more on The Show.
Federal money for free COVID testing has run out, and some uninsured Arizonans now have to pay for them. What that means for residents — and the pandemic. And do Valley sports fans have an inferiority complex? That and more on The Show.
The Arizona Supreme Court won’t ban early voting, and a new poll indicates most Arizonans would support that decision. Our Friday NewsCap panelists weigh in on that and the state’s other top stories. Plus, why the retirement of Pima County's administrator was apparently kept secret for months. That and more on The Show.
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has renewed concerns among some about the threat Vladimir Putin poses to the rest of the world. A Russian journalist who has covered him extensively weighs in. Plus, after one of their worst seasons in franchise history, a preview of the 2022 Arizona Diamondbacks. That and more on The Show.
The way schools are funded in Arizona could be in for a major overhaul. Now some in the education community worry a proposal at the legislature would create winners and losers. Plus, how pollution has significantly impacted the Black community in one Pinal County town. That and more on The Show.
State lawmakers are considering a bill that would require public school teachers to post their materials online. We’ll hear what two teachers think about that idea. Plus, the Phoenix Zoo responds to criticism for how it treats elephants. That and more on The Show.