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Valley band Jared and the Mill is no more. We’ll talk about their new venture. And we saw record rainfall in the Valley over the weekend. We’ll find out what to expect for the rest of our monsoon season. That and more on The Show. 

Covid vaccine
For an eighth straight day, Arizona health officials are reporting over 1,000 new daily coronavirus cases — 1,441 on July 26. As we’re seeing cases go up, hospitalizations are going up as well.
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Catch up on the biggest Arizona news with the Friday NewsCap. Plus, The Show checks in with colleagues at the BBC live from the Tokyo Olympics. And hear from some local workers who have left their jobs amid the pandemic — as part of what’s being called the "Great Resignation." That and more on The Show.

Border Crossing Restrictions
Along with all the other impacts of the global pandemic, Arizona border communities are dealing with ongoing crossing restrictions, renewed again just this week. While some of the consequences have not been as dramatic as feared, those restrictions have spelled profound changes for businesses and border residents.
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Gov. Doug Ducey signed a law banning school districts from requiring masks or vaccinations. State Superintendent Kathy Hoffman and hundreds of parents are concerned it goes against the science. Plus, letting people build casitas on their property as a fix to the affordable housing crisis. That and more on The Show.

Tarwater Elementary School
Tarwater Elementary School was abuzz on Wednesday morning as parents ushered their students to class for the first day of the 2021-22 academic year.
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Foster kids who age out of the system face a slew of challenges as they transition to adulthood. Now they're asking Arizona to release federal COVID-19 relief funds directly to them. Plus, connecting the dots between crisis response and law enforcement to keep patients out of the ER. That and more on The Show.

Dr Cara Christ youth COVID-19 vaccine
COVID-19 cases around the state continue to number near or exceeding 1,000 cases in this latest spike. This comes as schools prepare to re-open in August and as life throughout the state returns to normal with concerts, sports and more.
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Last year, Arizona voters passed Invest in Ed to tax the state's wealthiest to pay for education. The organizers of that initiative are back on the streets, this time to put the governor's new flat tax on the ballot for voters to decide. Plus, Arizona's ongoing lawsuit over prison health care is going to trial. That and more on The Show. 

people signing petitions
Arizona lawmakers approved tax cuts in this year’s budget many say are designed to undercut Proposition 208, the Invest In Education initiative that voters approved at the 2020 ballot. Now, educators are, once again, prepared for battle.