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A proposal supporters say would help ease the state’s affordable housing crisis died in the Senate this week. Our Friday NewsCap panelists analyze that and the rest of the week’s top stories And Nick Offerman is bringing his stage show to the Valley — we’ll hear from the actor, author and woodworker. That and more on The Show.

Dawn Penich-Thacker and Barrett Marson
Dawn Penich-Thacker of Agave Strategy and Barrett Marson of Marson Media joined The Show to talk about a measure supporters say would have helped alleviate the affordable housing crisis in the state, the results from this week’s runoff elections for Phoenix City Council and more.
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Climate change has led to more intense and severe wildfires across the west. What that means for the forests’ ability to regrow. And how the fallout from Silicon Valley Bank may be felt in Arizona. That and more on The Show.

Arizona Corporation Commission building
Most Arizona Corporation Commissioners say a new regulator who met with financial institutions that invest in Arizona utilities did not commit an ethics violation. But most discussion on whether the body should investigate Commissioner Kevin Thompson’s January trip to New York took place in secret.
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The new head of the Maricopa Association of Governments on his plans for the region. How Tucson’s ban on housing discrimination has worked. Three Arizona schools are getting ready for March Madness. That and more on The Show.

Phoenix City Council chambers
Unofficial results show two City Council candidates endorsed by Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego as the winners in Tuesday’s runoff election. The election was required by law because no candidate received a majority of votes last November.
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DACA recipients are still in a form of legal limbo, more than a decade after President Obama announced it. Attorney General Kris Mayes talks about joining an effort to try to preserve the program. Plus, nearly 4,000 migrant children were separated from their parents during the Trump Administration – and many have yet to be reunited. That and more on The Show.

Unaccompanied children in the custody of the U.S. Border Patro
In the first years of the Trump administration, the former president’s so-called “zero-tolerance” policy sparked outrage as videos of migrant children being forcibly separated from their parents by Customs and Border Protection officials surfaced. Trump officially ended the policy in 2018.
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Later this year, some Americans will be responsible for paying for their own COVID-19 vaccines. We’ll hear what kind of impact that may have on the virus’ future. Plus, how ancient jewelry made from beetles reveals something universal. That and more on The Show.

The moral of our next story might be that people have always liked shiny things. A team of archaeologists here in the Southwest have found jewelry artifacts made from iridescent beetles, apparently a status symbol in ancient times.