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Arizonans got a look at some documents related to the state Senate's so-called ballot audit this week, but the Senate is fighting the release of many others. Our Friday NewsCap panelists analyze that and the rest of the state's top stories. Plus, our monsoon series continues with a look at how the summer rains can help or hurt cities' ability to grow in the future. That and more on The Show.

Jaime Molera (left) and Roy Herrera.
KJZZ's Friday NewsCap revisits some of the biggest stories of the week. The Show discussed the week in news with Jaime Molera of Molera Alvarez and attorney and former congressional staffer Roy Herrera.
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Arizonans continue to get sick from COVID-19, and the state’s vaccination rate is lower than the national average. We'll hear how a new discovery from University of Arizona may offer hope for the sickest patients. Plus, how water has been a driving force in where and how we've lived, as well as who has power. That and more on The Show.

Maricopa County ballots from the 2020 general election are examined and recounted by contractors
Despite a court-ordered data dump, the Republican-led state Senate argued in court Sept. 1 they need to keep private nearly 3,000 emails and text messages sent by state lawmakers and Cyber Ninja officials.
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The continuing impact of the delta variant has led to a renewed effort to get more Arizonans vaccinated. Former Surgeon General Dr. Richard Carmona discusses improving the COVID-19 situation. Plus, an Arizona program is graduating more teachers, but will it be enough to quell the state's shortage? That and more on The Show.

Two journalists who founded an alternative weekly newspaper in Phoenix and later created the lucrative classified site Backpage.com are scheduled to go on trial Wednesday on charges of facilitating prostitution and laundering money in what authorities say was a scheme to knowingly sell ads for sex on the site.
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The U.S. Supreme Court struck down the CDC’s eviction moratorium last week, and renters say they’re nervous about losing their homes. We'll hear how the moratorium has affected landlords, and what they see for the future. Plus, the Veterans Imagination Project tries something new to help returning soldiers readjust to civilian life.

Veterans at a Veterans Day event
Phoenix was at the epicenter of the problems surrounding Veterans Affairs hospitals and how veterans were being cared for. Improvements have been made since then, but the pandemic introduced new challenges for health care for veterans.
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The start of the school year has been challenging, as some districts have had to navigate controversy over masks and quarantining classes. We'll hear how another year of pandemic school is affecting students, teachers and parents. Plus, Valley Youth Theater looks back on a year without live performances and what’s next for its students. That and more on The Show.

Rev. Warren Stewart
Arizona and several other states imposed new restrictions making it harder to vote. Saturday's event at Pilgrim Rest church is part of a national effort to sign up two million new voters and press Congress to act on voting rights legislation.
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