The lack of affordable housing continues to be a challenge, especially in the Valley. We'll get an update on a project to have home sales help cover the costs. Plus, using murals to try to help improve people’s health. That and more on The Show.
Arizona schools will be going back to in-person classes in a little more than a week, thanks to Governor Ducey’s executive order. Our Friday NewsCap analyzes the week’s top stories. And, Mesa Mayor John Giles on lobbying for aid to states and cities in the next round of federal COVID relief. That and more on The Show.
Fights over education funding and teacher pay have been going on for years in Arizona. We'll hear what new data show about how much money is going to schools. Plus, how California's Citizens Redistricting Commission is dealing with census challenges. That and more on The Show.
The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday on a pair of Arizona election laws. We'll recap what the attorneys and justices had to say. Plus, Tucson has become one of the first cities in the country to ban discrimination based on someone's natural hair. That and more on The Show.
Testing and contact tracing continue to be important in the fight against COVID-19. We'll hear why epidemiologists aren't just relying on vaccines. Plus, marking the 40th anniversary of a band that helped put the Valley’s punk scene on the map. That and more on The Show.
The Arizona Senate will be able to do its own audit of November’s election, after a judge’s ruling. We'll hear what that audit might look like. Plus, Valley Metro CEO Scott Smith on the State of Transit in the Phoenix area. That and more on The Show.
Maricopa County's election equipment and software passed two audits, and Superintendent Kathy Hoffman expressed optimism about reopening Arizona's schools. Our Friday NewsCap analyzes the week’s top stories. Plus, why downtown Mesa could be on the verge of a second golden age. That and more on The Show.
Politics and society have become more polarized over the past several years. A look at some of the surprising impacts of that. Plus, we’ll meet an opera singer who traded the stage for the kitchen during the pandemic. That and more on The Show.
The Biden administration is talking about plans to make community college free. We'll hear what that might mean for Arizona. Plus, an asteroid hunter will explain why one of the big rocks hitting the earth is low risk but brings the potential of major damage. That and more on The Show.
Some Arizona lawmakers have complained about Gov. Ducey not giving them a seat at the table, when it comes to managing the pandemic. We'll look at what the legislature is doing about COVID-19. Plus, Nevada looks to move to the top of the presidential primary calendar. That and more on The Show.
Arizona’s COVID-19 numbers have been moving in the right direction, although health experts are warning about getting complacent.We'll hear the latest from the chief clinical officer at the state’s biggest health care system. And what to expect this week at the state Capitol. That and more on The Show.
The Arizona Senate experienced quite a bit of drama this week, to the point where one senator compared it to high school. Our Friday NewsCap analyzes the week’s top stories. Plus, why Arizona has been welcoming more snowbirds — of the winged variety. That and more on The Show
Grocery workers have been on the front lines helping people throughout the pandemic. Research shows many of those workers are struggling with their mental health. Plus, a new investigation raises worries that the Arizona Coyotes could once again be dealing with management and financial problems. That and more on The Show.
The ballot battle between GOP members of the State Senate and the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors continues. We'll hear how the new county recorder is wading through the controversy. Plus, a novel about the Cactus League gets us ready as pitchers and catchers report for spring training. That and more on The Show.
COVID-19 vaccine data show disparities in race and income in terms of who's getting the shot and who's not. We'll hear why that is and how to address it. Plus, with the pandemic keeping people from hearing live music, a Tempe resident brought mini-concerts to neighborhoods. That and more on The Show.
American politics is polarized right now, and people don’t always want to listen to different viewpoints. We'll hear how to try to bridge that divide and get people talking to each other again. And a check of what to expect this week at the Arizona Capitol. That and more on The Show.
Maricopa County supervisors avoided potential arrest this week, as a contempt resolution failed in the state senate. The Show's Friday NewsCap analyzes the week’s top stories. And, in advance of Statehood Day, how newspapers covered Arizona’s entrance into the union. That and more on The Show.
Tax filing season is upon us, and that means financial fraud cases could be on the rise. The pandemic and related stimulus efforts have been a popular target for scammers. Plus, how a new collaboration aims to address the Navajo Nation's heating crisis. That and more on The Show.
Economic struggles related to COVID-19 continue to lead to more evictions, and Phoenix is a hot spot. We'll hear how new policies and additional federal assistance could change that. Plus, new legislation might make one small pandemic-era policy permanent: restaurants selling alcohol to go. That and more on The Show.
Kamala Harris made history last month by becoming the first female vice president. We'' hear why the U.S. generally continues to lag behind the rest of the world in elected female representation. Plus, the new chair of Arizona’s Independent Redistricting Commission on the job of re-drawing political maps. That and more on The Show.