Arizona continues to report thousands of cases of COVID-19 every day, and educators want firm mandates before kids go back to school. Friday NewsCap panelists talk about that and the state’s other top stories. And, a Phoenix hotel ends an agreement that led to migrant children being housed in its rooms. That and more on The Show.
The Trump administration says it's making changes to the DACA program weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld it. We'll hear what those changes are and what they mean for recipients. Plus, how a policy shift at the Maricopa County Attorney's Office will affect same-sex couples who want to adopt. That and more on The Show.
Mask wearing in public has been a significant part of trying to slow the spread of COVID-19. How has that affected communication for people who are deaf or hard of hearing? Plus, education leaders work to motivate students to prevent a lost school year. That and more on The Show.
Some of Arizona’s tribal communities have been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, stressing their economies and health care systems. We'll hear the governor of the Gila River Indian Community on how his government is trying to balance it all. And after several big wildfires in Arizona already this year, a look at the dangers of flooding in areas that have burned. That and more on The Show.
Some of Arizona’s COVID-19 metrics seem to be moving in the right direction, but the state’s numbers are still generally high. A leading public health expert on what other actions he’d like the state to take to slow the spread. Plus, how a census undercount could impact Arizona’s health care system and social services. That and more on The Show.
Following decades of efforts to fight confederate monuments in Arizona, two of them were removed this week. We'll hear our Friday NewsCap panelists will analyze that and the state’s other top stories. And Arizona Theatre Company’s new associate artistic director on her aim to bring diversity on and off stage. That and more on The Show.
State officials continue to encourage Arizonans who want to get tested for the coronavirus to take advantage of the testing surge. The importance of rapid testing to the ability to reopen more of the state. And, Congressman and former presidential candidate Eric Swalwell, on whether bipartisanship in Congress is still possible. That and more on The Show.
Wearing a mask and practicing social distancing are considered effective ways of reducing the spread of COVID-19. We'll hear the role and challenges of contact tracing in mitigating the virus. And federal agencies are delaying new DACA applications. That and more on The Show.
The Navajo Nation had been one of the parts of the country most affected by the pandemic. The challenges of slowing the spread when many residents don’t have clean water. And, more firefighters are testing positive for COVID-19 as they continue to work on the front lines. That and more on The Show.
Arizona teachers and students are awaiting word from the state as to whether in-person classes can begin next month. How the pandemic and uncertainty about schools has affected childhood hunger. And, why some companies are asking us to look in the couch cushions for loose change. That and more on The Show.
COVID-19 has left the start of the school year in a very uncertain place. Our Friday NewsCap looks at what the Governor and educators want, as well as the Arizona's other top stories. Plus, efforts to find relief in Snowflake from environmental illnesses. That and more on The Show.
As Arizona has tried to deal with the coronavirus pandemic, some businesses have been allowed to open while others have been forced to close. We'll talk to one Valley chef who chose to close down again as he watched the numbers spike. Plus, a Black Lives Matter co-founder who says she won’t be deterred by racist comments she’s gotten. That and more on The Show.
ICE has pulled back on a plan to ban international students from the U.S. if their university only offered online classes. We'll hear ASU President Michael Crow on that discarded proposal and what the fall semester could look like. Plus, one Valley school district is prepping for a smoother plan for distance learning. That and more on The Show.
As Arizona's coronavirus hospitalizations have surged, the state has brought in health care workers from across the country. We'll hear from a front-line nurse who also served in New York City on what she’s seeing here. Plus, is Arizona moving toward being a "battleground" state because its political split between urban and rural areas is growing? That and more on The Show.
The number of COVID-19 cases and deaths continues to increase in Arizona, and there’s a lot of debate over what the state’s next steps should be. Congressman Greg Stanton outlines what he’d do differently. Plus, the effort to get schools and teachers ready for the possibility of more distance learning. That and more on The Show.
Federal officials are poised to take more decisive action on COVID-19 testing in the Valley — thanks in part to a nationally-televised plea by the Phoenix mayor. The Friday NewsCap analyzes the state’s top stories. And an Arizona utility plans to stop using coal and transition to more renewables over the next 15 years. That and more on The Show.
Federally-approved relief checks to help Americans during the pandemic have not reached a couple hundred thousand eligible Arizonans. We'll look at the effort to get cash to those residents. Plus, how a comedian says his approach — and audience reaction — has changed during the recent push for racial justice. That and more on The Show.
A pair of Valley gym chains had sued to block the Gov. Doug Ducey's order that forced them to close. How a judge’s ruling could affect the effort to slow the spread. And, how the Arizona Department of Economic Security is dealing with the dramatic rise in unemployment claims. That and more on The Show.
Some members of the Phoenix City Council want to build in new pandemic-related protections for hotel and airport workers. We'll hear why the proposal emerged and what the business community thinks of it. Plus, why are some college student-athletes being pushed to return to campuses before their general population peers? That and more on The Show.
Arizona continues to be a COVID-19 hotspot nationally, and hospital capacity is still a concern. We’ll hear from an ICU nurse about what she’s seeing at work. Plus, worries about an expected increase in evictions later this month. That and more on The Show.