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The controversial ballot audit in Maricopa County continues to cause confusion — including whether the state Senate's liaison was still on board. Our Friday NewsCap panelists weigh in on that and the state’s other top stories. Plus, a documentary filmmaker takes on the craziest story he's ever heard. That and more on The Show.

David Holthouse Hulu Sasquatch documentary
Writer and documentary filmmaker David Holthouse has covered a lot of dangerous, interesting stories — including during a stint at Phoenix New Times in the 1990s. His latest project is a Hulu documentary series called "Sasquatch."
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The lack of affordable housing has been an ongoing problem for the state, and the Valley. How a new tax credit could help put a dent in that crisis. And do cities intentionally put more shade in higher-income areas than low-income ones? That and more on The Show.

Gov. Doug Ducey and Dr. Cara Christ
On July 28, the director of the Arizona Department of Health Services — Dr. Cara Christ, who was appointed by Gov. Doug Ducey — announced she would be leaving for a job in the private sector.
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What new masking guidelines from the CDC may mean for Arizona. And U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg on the Valley’s infrastructure needs. That and more on The Show.

Senate President Karen Fann
State Senate Republican leaders have subpoenaed more information from Maricopa County, as the audit of last year’s election continues. At the same time, the Senate’s liaison to the audit, former Secretary of State Ken Bennett, has been barred from the process and has talked about resigning the position.
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Valley band Jared and the Mill is no more. We’ll talk about their new venture. And we saw record rainfall in the Valley over the weekend. We’ll find out what to expect for the rest of our monsoon season. That and more on The Show. 

Covid vaccine
For an eighth straight day, Arizona health officials are reporting over 1,000 new daily coronavirus cases — 1,441 on July 26. As we’re seeing cases go up, hospitalizations are going up as well.