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Some state lawmakers are pushing an expansion of the state’s school voucher program, while public schools could face more than a billion dollars in cuts. Our Friday NewsCap analyzes those and the rest of the week’s top stories. Plus, U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema on federal voting rights legislation. That and more on The Show. 

Kyrsten Sinema
Arizona’s senior U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema has faced dramatic criticism in recent months, especially because of her unwillingness to support changing filibuster rules in the Senate. That stance, at least in part, kept new voting rights legislation from moving forward.
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Rents continue to rise across Arizona, pricing residents out of their homes and leading to evictions. We’ll hear why all that led one constable to walk away from her job. Plus, we take a walk down one Valley street that's stayed quaint even as the city has grown up around it. That and more on The Show.

Karyn Gitlis Ash Avenue Tempe
Ash Avenue in downtown Tempe has long been a cross-section of Valley life. With houses that date back to the early 1900s, the neighborhood is bordered by railroad tracks on one side and ASU’s ever-growing campus on the other.
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A new community bank is opening in Arizona for the first time in more than a decade. We’ll hear why advocates say these kinds of institutions are key to the state’s economy. Plus, the owner of the last Japanese-owned flower shop on a Phoenix road that used to have several of them. That and more on The Show.

kathy nakagawa at baseline flowers
In the years following World War II, you could drive along Baseline Road in south Phoenix and see every color of the rainbow — in flowers. And you could smell their sweet scent for miles. Now, only one flower shop remains.

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Lots of people are experiencing COVID-19 fatigue and thinking about making different decisions about what they will and will not do. We’ll explores what goes into our thinking about that. Plus, meet an Arizona maker who yarn by hand and spreads the slow-fashion gospel of knitting. That and more on The Show.

Handmade Citrus Sunrise Socks
It’s not uncommon to hear complaints about fast fashion and its wastefulness. But Traveling Yarn co-owner Sarah Wharton is about slow fashion.
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Arizona homeowners might be eligible for federal money to help pay for a number of costs. We’ll hear How the state is trying to reach them and how much money has gone out so far. Plus, art and medicine are overlapping for University of Arizona medical students. That and more on The Show. 

Allister Adel
Members of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors are publicly calling out County Attorney Allister Adel for not being present. The Show spoke with Adel about those concerns as well as her stint in rehab.

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