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COVID-19 infections are once again on the rise as public health officials are sounding the alarm about the delta variant. Are we headed toward a world in which COVID-19 is endemic? Plus, the head of Valley Metro on the future of transit and transportation in the Phoenix area. That and more on The Show.

Bill Gates
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors rejected the latest subpoena of election-related materials made by two top Arizona state senators, in part because the Republicans in charge of the Senate don’t have enough votes to enforce the subpoena.
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Some Valley cities have passed anti-discrimination ordinances over the past several months, aimed at protecting those in the LGBT community. We'll hear why Chandler's effort has hit a road block. Plus, how employers are trying to keep their workers amid "The Big Quit." That and more on The Show.

Phoenix Pride 2018
Many cities around the state have passed non-discrimination ordinances to protect their LGBTQ communities in recent years. But in Chandler, an effort to get the City Council to pass an ordinance extending protections in housing, employment and public places to gay and lesbian people stalled last month.
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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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