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The so-called ballot audit has taken another turn, as Attorney General Mark Brnovich says Maricopa County needs to provide more information. Our Friday NewsCap panelists weigh in on that and the state’s other top stories. Plus, how do monsoon rains affect wildlands and wildlife? That and more on The Show.

Chris Herstam and Paul Bentz
KJZZ's Friday NewsCap revisits some of the biggest stories of the week. The Show discussed the week in news with Paul Bentz of HighGround and political analyst Chris Herstam.
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The latest Census numbers show more and more people continue to move to Arizona and the Valley. We'll hear why the state is becoming more popular with one particular population. Plus, what’s behind a growing effort to stop construction on a low-income housing project in one Phoenix neighborhood. That and more on The Show.

Census online response
The recent U.S. census numbers showed that Arizona continued to be one of the fastest-growing states, led by Maricopa County’s nearly 16% growth from 2010 to 2020. As part of that, the area showed an increase in diversity, with residents of Hispanic or Latino descent at the top. But another group steadily grew again: Asian Americans.
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Like most of the country, Arizona continues to see a high number of reported COVID-19 cases. We'll hear one forecast on how the state may look in the coming weeks. Plus, how one Valley woman had her life upended by believing in the Stop the Steal movement. That and more on The Show.

Migrant Trail San Luis Rio Colorado
The U.S. Supreme Court allowed a controversial asylum policy borne under former President Donald Trump to revive Aug. 24. It forces the Biden administration to comply with a Texas court's rule.
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A number of Arizona school districts have put mask mandates in place despite the controversy surrounding that move. The superintendent of the Scottsdale Unified School District talks about requiring masks and the reaction to that decision. Plus, the story of basketball on the Navajo Nation is coming to the small screen. That and more on The Show.

Cyber Ninjas CEO Doug Logan, Senate Liaison Ken Bennett and CyFIR founder Ben Cotton
Election watchers across the country anticipated the release of the results of the so-called audit of Maricopa County’s 2020 ballots Aug. 23. And they’ll continue to wait as organizers announced Doug Logan, the CEO of Cyber Ninjas, has contracted COVID-19.
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Arizona's economy has been rebounding, even as the number of COVID-19 infections here continues to rise. We'll get a measure of how consumers feel about the economy. Plus, a humanitarian group on why they're seeing more families massing at the southern border. That and more on The Show.

After two decades of drought, reservoirs on the Colorado River are depleted, and the federal government has declared a water shortage, which will trigger cutbacks. Central Arizona farmers will bear the brunt of those cutbacks.

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