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It was a week of comings and goings at the state Legislature, with resignations and an appointment. Our Friday NewsCap panelists analyze that and the rest of the week’s top stories. Plus, tackling the issue of mental health in young adult literature. That and more on The Show.

Reginald Bolding and Chip Scutari in KJZZ's studio
Former Arizona House Minority Leader Reginald Bolding and Chip Scutari of S+C Communications joined The Show to talk about the new chair of the Arizona Republican Party, the resignation of an embattled state lawmaker and more.
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Cities across Arizona and the country are dealing with some issues that used to be handled more on a national level. We’ll hear about mayors seeing the impacts of some of those challenges firsthand. Plus, our Staying Power series continues with a couple who has helped define Phoenix architecture for 3 decades. That and more on The Show.

Pinyon Plain Mine
For the first time, the U.S. Geological Survey is considering potential harms to tribes from mining uranium in northern Arizona.
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Democratic and Republican lawmakers have put forward dueling plans to tackle our state’s housing crisis — a big priority with voters. But, after failing to pass bipartisan legislation last year — can they come to a consensus now? Plus, why our favorite entertainment is chalk full of antiheros. That and more on The Show.

Man speaks at podium surrounded by people holding signs
Arizona’s Republican lawmakers want to allow homes to be built on smaller lots and prohibit cities from requiring homebuyers to join homeowners associations.
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The supply of affordable housing in Maricopa County continues to be a concern for leaders and residents. We’ll hear how the county tries to help cities get more units built. Plus, long COVID is impacting Latinos at much higher rates — what’s behind the disparity. That and more on The Show.

An apartment complex under construction in north Phoenix
The Show spoke with Jacqueline Edwards, director of Maricopa County's Human Services Department, about the Board of Supervisors plan for building affordable housing across the county.
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Both chambers of the Arizona Legislature are separated by one seat, and both parties are prioritizing keeping — or flipping — control. Find out what fundraising totals tell us about some of those races. Plus, how scientists are using lasers from space to gauge forest health. That and more on The Show.

Campaign season hasn’t yet reached a fever pitch, but the fundraising arms race is already in full swing in Arizona’s competitive legislative races that will determine which party controls the state Legislature in 2025.
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