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Arizona continues to report thousands of cases of COVID-19 every day, and educators want firm mandates before kids go back to school. Friday NewsCap panelists talk about that and the state’s other top stories. And, a Phoenix hotel ends an agreement that led to migrant children being housed in its rooms. That and more on The Show.

Phoenix Police officers in riot gear outside their headquarters during a protest.
In part five of this series, long-standing efforts to reform and reimagine policing have gained strength nationally and locally. Why is now different, what do calls to "defund the police" really mean? People have been pushing for police reform for many years, but the George Floyd case nationally and a number of cases locally have finally given traction to those efforts.
Boiling Point: Policing In Arizona At A Crossroads
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The Trump administration says it's making changes to the DACA program weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld it. We'll hear what those changes are and what they mean for recipients. Plus, how a policy shift at the Maricopa County Attorney's Office will affect same-sex couples who want to adopt. That and more on The Show.

Activists speak
A cellphone camera caught the police-killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Within minutes, thousands of people in hundreds of cities spoke out to protest police violence and demand police reform. Rebroadcasts pinged into downloads, web pages and conversations TV and radio networks, changing what we know about policing.
Boiling Point: Policing In Arizona At A Crossroads
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Mask wearing in public has been a significant part of trying to slow the spread of COVID-19. How has that affected communication for people who are deaf or hard of hearing? Plus, education leaders work to motivate students to prevent a lost school year. That and more on The Show.

Phoenix Police riot gear protest
This is a pivotal moment in history for policing both in Arizona and across the country. Violent confrontations have driven outrage, protests and calls for reform. And they’ve also raised questions about the culture and mindset of police: warriors vs. guardians.
Boiling Point: Policing In Arizona At A Crossroads
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Some of Arizona’s tribal communities have been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, stressing their economies and health care systems. We'll hear the governor of the Gila River Indian Community on how his government is trying to balance it all. And after several big wildfires in Arizona already this year, a look at the dangers of flooding in areas that have burned. That and more on The Show.

Black Lives Matter protest
Arizona and the nation face a new reckoning on race relations and law enforcement. And the present situation is a culmination of what has happened in the past. In part two of a five-part series, KJZZ examines the intersection of law enforcement and racial dynamics through some flashpoints in Arizona’s past and present — where minorities have long felt under-represented and oppressed.
Boiling Point: Policing In Arizona At A Crossroads
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Some of Arizona’s COVID-19 metrics seem to be moving in the right direction, but the state’s numbers are still generally high. A leading public health expert on what other actions he’d like the state to take to slow the spread. Plus, how a census undercount could impact Arizona’s health care system and social services. That and more on The Show. 

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Gov. Doug Ducey and Superintendent Kathy Hoffman presented a revised plan to reopen the state’s schools, but they left some key questions on the table. Public health benchmarks will be used to guide a full return to classrooms, for example, but the Arizona Department of Health Services is not set to release those benchmarks until August 7.

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