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The Legislature is moving to change how Arizonans vote — and how those votes are counted. Our Friday NewsCap panelists weigh in on that and the state’s other top stories. Plus, a Valley-trained singer takes the stage for Arizona Opera’s production of “Carmen.” That and more on The Show.

Enslaved Navajo men Juan Carson and Gabriel Woodson
For many years, Fort Garland Museum and Cultural Center in southern Colorado paid homage to Kit Carson, a frontiersman and U.S. Army officer, who was well-known for leading campaigns against Native Americans in the region. But recently, a new exhibit took center stage there, telling a completely different story.
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Journalists in Mexico are speaking out about their own safety after a spate of murders there. We’ll hear about the country’s particularly dark January. Plus, a Native American archeologist on how her field can shed light on the history of people of color. That and more on The Show.

Three years after rejecting a new traffic safety strategy, Phoenix leaders are shifting gears. On Tuesday, council members started moving toward becoming a Vision Zero city. The change is due to new members, new funding and new statistics.
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Many cities and towns are excited to get money from the new federal infrastructure program. One advocate is encouraging them to be more creative in how they spend the cash. Plus, how a party drug has become an accessible option for depression. That and more on The Show.

Multiple flowers sprouting on a saguaro cactus
Last spring, Phoenix and Tucson residents saw something unusual on saguaros — the majestic cactus suddenly sprouted side blooms. Photographers loved it, but it worried scientists, who believed the flowers were a response to intense drought.
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Guidance on which masks we should be wearing has changed, and the issue of masking itself remains controversial. We’ll take look at the new advice and other issues related to masks. Plus, how the Biden administration has taken more steps than the Trump administration on immigration — but with less of an impact so far. That and more on The Show.

The NIOSH logo on a package of N95 masks
Public health guidance on masks is changing again, encouraging the wearing of N95 or KN95 masks because omicron is so transmissible. Dr. Shad Marvasti provided the latest guidance and advice on how to identify authentic masks.
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Americans can now get free at-home COVID-19 tests and will soon be able to get free N95 masks. Will these steps reduce the inequities we’ve seen during the pandemic? Plus, a look at what to expect this week at the state Capitol. That and more on The Show.

COVID-19 home test
Many working families have been struggling throughout the pandemic, from health care costs to finding child care, to buying masks and at-home tests. How free N95 masks and at-home COVID-19 tests could reduce some of the inequalities seen since the pandemic began.

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