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Early voting in Arizona starts in two weeks, and preparation is well underway. Maricopa County elections officials talk about the process and the challenges the pandemic is posing. And, why the Valley was chosen to honor submarine vets who died in the line of duty. That and more on The Show.

Jimmy Morales and Donald Trump
President Donald Trump and former Guatemalan president Jimmy Morales have a lot in common. Both had been TV stars in their home countries before entering politics, and both felt they were being targeted by anti-corruption pioneers — Robert Mueller for Trump and a dogged prosecutor named Iván Velásquez for Morales.
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Arizona has taken its spot as a battleground state in the presidential election, and Latino voters could prove pivotal here. We'll hear why some organizers don’t think either campaign is doing enough outreach to Latino voters. Plus, as Tempe starts its search for a new police chief, a look at the challenges of hiring in the current climate. That and more on The Show.

Erin Barra
ASU is launching a brand-new pop music program, which will be led by longtime musician Erin Barra. She’s coming to the Valley from the Berklee College of Music in Boston.
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Arizona’s unemployment rate saw a big drop in August. Are more Arizonans working, or are fewer looking for jobs? Plus, the state is a step closer to knowing who may be drawing the next set of political maps. That and more on The Show.

Unemployment benefits
A good portion of the drop in the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate from 10.7% in July has nothing to do with a bunch of Arizonans suddenly finding work. It's because some just gave up.
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President Donald Trump visited Arizona again this week, as the state cements its status as a battleground for November. Hear the Friday NewsCap panelists on that and the state’s other top stories. And will the Pac-12 continue to hold off on football — even as the other major conferences move forward? That and more on The Show.

Marcus Dell’Artino and Kris Mayes
KJZZ's Friday NewsCap revisits some of the biggest stories of the week. The Show discussed the week in news with former Arizona Corporation Commission Chair Kris Mayes; and Marcus Dell’Artino of First Strategic.
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Climate change is shouldering a lot of the blame for the wildfires raging along the West Coast. We'll hear how climate change may also impact national security. And how the drop in unemployment benefits could impact Arizona’s economy. That and more on The Show.

street sign
Two streets in Phoenix are close to being renamed. On Wednesday, the City Council unanimously approved a process to move forward with renaming Robert E. Lee Street and Squaw Peak Drive. Even though the city recorded more opposition than support from residents who live on the streets, change is coming.