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The controversial audit of Maricopa County ballots continues, and the Department of Justice is asking serious questions. Our Friday NewsCap panelists weigh in on that and the top stories from this week. Plus, trying to bring new life to a development at the heart of Tempe’s history. That and more on The Show

Look Ma, it's Tempe baby
Danelle Plaza at Southern and Mill in Tempe is like a lot of strip malls. There’s a mix of businesses in there — a clothing shop, a restaurant, a record store, a billiards hall and perhaps the most well-known one, Yucca Tap Room. Danelle Plaza has been an important part of Tempe’s music and alternative arts scene, which is what drew Rob Moore to it.
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Bipartisanship has been hard to come by in Washington over the past several years. We talk to Cindy McCain on whether it’s still possible and how she may have impacted last year's election. Plus, the public has been barred from what could be the final hearing in the case of a Muslim man who died in police custody. That and more on The Show.

John and Cindy McCain on their honeymoon in Hawaii
Cindy McCain endorsed Joe Biden in the presidential race against Donald Trump. And she was given at least some of the credit for Biden becoming only the third Democratic presidential candidate to win in Arizona since World War II. That's just one of the stories she tells in her new autobiography.
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The killing of George Floyd and the subsequent conviction of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin have led to an increase in political activism. How could those affect the success rate of Black candidates? Plus, an editorial cartoonist takes on vaccine hesitancy. That and more on The Show.

Warnock, Biden, Harris and Ossoff
The killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis led to racial justice-related protests across the country and an increased level of political activism in big and small cities.
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Latino voters and activists play a more important role in Arizona politics now than in the past. We'll hear how that’s evolved over the past several decades. Plus, why climate change is affecting some people's decision whether or not to have kids. That and more on The Show.

The audit of 2020 Maricopa County election ballots continues at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Concerns have been raised that the audit is simply a partisan effort to justify enacting further voter restrictions at the legislative level in the future.
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Efforts to require Arizona utilities to produce more renewable energy have proven controversial in recent years. We'll hear how a new coalition hopes to boost the use of clean energy and the state's economy. Plus, an update on what to expect this week at the state Capitol. That and more on The Show.

APS Red Rock Solar Plant
The Arizona Thrives alliance is made up of community groups, cities and private businesses — including developers and utilities. It’s looking at both short and long-term goals for boosting clean energy usage and reducing carbon emissions.

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