COVID-19 hit the Navajo Nation about as hard as any region of the country. Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez on how leaders stemmed the tide. Plus, the head coach of the UA women’s basketball team on taking her alma mater to its first Final Four. That and more on The Show.
Criminal justice reform was seen as a bipartisan issue that would lead to significant progress in the current legislative session. We'll hear why only a few modest bills have passed. Plus, a Phoenix garage is trying to get more women into the auto repair trade. That and more on The Show.
More than 3 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Arizona, and anyone older than 16 can now get their shots. We'll hear how efficient states have been in vaccinating their residents as eligibility expands. Plus, should we be prepared to recreate life on the moon, in case of serious problems here on earth? That and more on The Show.
Arizona lawmakers are again looking to change the state’s citizen’s initiative process. A supporter and critic offer their perspectives on the proposals. Plus, Arizona’s English Language Learning laws could be changing. That and more on The Show.
Gov. Ducey has turned some COVID-19 mitigation requirements into recommendations, including ending local mask mandates. Our Friday NewsCap analyzes the week’s top stories. Plus, a Valley graphic designer sees her designs go viral. That and more on The Show.
The filibuster has come under the spotlight, as critics urge senators to change or get rid of it altogether. We'll look at whether that might happen. Plus, how the pandemic has affected the Valley’s dining scene. That and more on The Show.
The pandemic has generated worries about a lost year — or more — of learning for students. We'll hear how a federal commitment to tutoring could help fix that. Plus, how well-positioned is Arizona to tap into the commercial drone delivery market? That and more on The Show.
Arizona voters approved legalizing recreational marijuana in last fall’s election. A look at how popular the grow-your-own option has been so far. Plus, a rapper brings positivity and love of video games to his music. That and more on The Show.
Arizona is set to get billions of dollars from the recently-passed American Rescue Plan Act. Could some of that money be in jeopardy, though, if the state goes ahead with plans to cut taxes? Plus, what to expect this week at the state Capitol. That and more on The Show.
A state Supreme Court justice steps down, and the first candidate gets into next year’s governor’s race. Our Friday NewsCap panelists analyze the top stories of the past week. Plus, an Arizona institution puts saguaros in the spotlight. That and more on The Show.
Federal agencies have issued their findings on foreign interference attempts during last November’s election. Secretary of State Katie Hobbs on what Arizona can do to limit the threats. Plus, Grammy awards aren’t just about performers. We’ll talk to the winner who wrote the best album notes. That and more on The Show.
The Maricopa County Attorney's Office has dropped controversial gang-related charges against a group of protestors but plans to file new charges against some of them. We'll hear from County Attorney Allister Adel. Plus, the debate over including long-term care facilities in a proposal to shield Arizona businesses from COVID-related lawsuits. That and more on The Show.
Many parts of Arizona have been feeling the effects of warmer summers for several years. We'll hear why lower income neighborhoods may be bearing more of the brunt of those rising temperatures. Plus, how the federal government was able to track down hundreds of Mexican artifacts that had been illegally acquired over many years. That and more on The Show.
People have been seeking out parks and other outdoor spaces during the pandemic as a way to get out of the house. We'll hear how Arizona cities fare in terms of access to parks. Plus, an update on what to expect this week at the state Capitol. That and more on The Show.
The Arizona Legislature has joined many other states in moving to make changes to who can vote and how. Hear Friday NewsCap panelists talk about that and the week’s other top stories. And how a former NBA player applied the lessons of basketball to his first novel. That and more on The Show.
Phoenix has been one of the fastest growing cities in the country for several years. Why a new ranking also puts Phoenix among the best performing cities in the U.S. And, Fernanda Santos on her transition from reporter to opinion columnist for the Washington Post. That and more on The Show.
The pandemic has upended virtually every aspect of life over the last year. Should there be a COVID-19 commission to look into what happened? And why a Chicago Cardinals legend is being talked about after a splashy signing by the Arizona Cardinals. That and more on The Show.
Arizona could be at the center of a dispute between some app developers and Apple and Google. How a bill in the Legislature could change the way app developers get paid. And, how COVID has changed our sense of fashion, and how we dress. That and more on The Show.
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.