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The federal government’s closure of a key port of entry has upset politicians on both sides of the aisle. Our Friday NewsCap panelists analyze that and the rest of the week’s top stories. Plus, the allure of the West — and the dangers of building a national identity on a myth. That and more on The Show.

The Lukeville Port of Entry between Lukeville, Arizona, and Sonoyta, Sonora, Mexico
Marcus Dell’Artino of First Strategic and former state lawmaker Aaron Lieberman joined The Show top talk about the closing of a key border crossing in Arizona, the decision to not replace an Arizona Supreme Court justice who’s recusing himself over abortion laws and more news of the week.
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A ruling from a federal judge could affect the long-term future of Fort Huachuca in Southern Arizona. Does the military base have enough water to continue operating? Plus, a new survey says Americans actually want bigger families. That and more on The Show.

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ordered the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to revisit its conclusion that Fort Huachuca was adequately resupplying water it was drawing.
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University of Arizona President Robert Robbins is promising big cuts in response to a $240 million budget miscalculation. We’ll hear why many faculty members are questioning the school’s priorities. Plus, what happens when teens break the rules in their group chats? That and more on The Show.

Sedona, Arizona sign
The Show spoke with Shannon Boone, housing manager for the cities of Sedona and Cottonwood, about how short-term rentals increase rent and what new deed restrictions are doing to counteract that.
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Beef prices are up and industry insiders don’t expect them to go down anytime soon. We'll hear how that’s affecting Arizona ranchers. Plus, could a re-imagined project in Chandler provide a guide for building more affordable housing? That and more on The Show.

Nate Brawley
The Show spoke with Nate Brawley, an assistant area livestock agent for the Graham County Cooperative Extension Office and the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension based in southeastern Arizona, about how ongoing drought is affecting cattle ranchers.
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Free speech on college campuses is again an intense topic of conversation. A national advocate shares what they’re seeing in Arizona. Plus, tackling the topics of sex and sovereignty with large format portraiture. That and more on The Show.

ASU saw demonstrations in support of Palesting (left) and Israel following Hamas’ Oct. 7 attack
The Show spoke with Alex Morey, director of campus rights advocacy for the Foundation for Individual Rights, about how universities need to be bastions of free speech.