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Election season is heating up with primary candidates facing off in debates. Our Friday NewsCap panelists discuss what Republican attorney general candidates said about certifying the 2020 election. And a new musical brings the high court careers of Justices Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg to the stage. That and more on The Show.

Doug Cole of and Dawn Penich-Thacker
This week saw a continuation of Arizona's 2020 election audit saga, with Senate President Karen Fann attempting to block the release of 700 documents related to the count. To discuss these happenings and more, The Show spoke with Doug Cole of HighGround and Dawn Penich-Thacker of Agave Strategy.
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Election officials are leaving their jobs across the country, tired of dealing with misinformation and threats. A longtime election security expert in Arizona explains why he left and what worries him about November. Plus, a new documentary reveals the prevalence and destructive power of Lyme disease. That and more on The Show.

Leslie James
An Arizona man convicted of killing college student Deana Bowdoin in 1978 is scheduled to become the first person to be executed in the state after a nearly eight-year hiatus in its use of the death penalty. Bowdoin's sister, Leslie James, said executing Dixon was justice but that the process to deliver justice took way too long.
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Arizona is scheduled on Wednesday to carry out its first execution in eight years. A former public defender explains the politics and problems surrounding the death penalty. Plus, the spacecraft that took an asteroid sample gets a new mission. That and more on The Show.

Leslie James
An Arizona man convicted of killing college student Deana Bowdoin in 1978 is scheduled to become the first person to be executed in the state after a nearly eight-year hiatus in its use of the death penalty. Bowdoin's sister, Leslie James, said executing Dixon was justice but that the process to deliver justice took way too long.
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Enrollment in public preschool in Arizona is among the lowest in the country. We’ll hear why that is and what it means for the state’s education system. Plus, the effort to improve immigration courts, which are dealing with a case backlog that’s likely to get worse. That and more on The Show.

Homeless unsheltered couple's tent on Phoenix homeowner's porch
As temperatures rise, a Ph.D. student opened her patio to an unsheltered couple. But the city of Phoenix says she's violating city code.
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The former director of the state Corrections Department has been indicted after a standoff with police in January. We’ll hear why some critics say the charges are not enough. Plus, one Arizona city has achieved pay parity between men and women under 30. That and more on The Show.

Quitobaquito a natural water source near the U.S.-Mexico border in Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument. It’s a sacred site and historic homestead to a southern Arizona tribe and it houses some of the state’s most endangered species. But the site is now in peril.

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