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Arizona’s unemployment rate saw a big drop in August. Are more Arizonans working, or are fewer looking for jobs? Plus, the state is a step closer to knowing who may be drawing the next set of political maps. That and more on The Show.

Unemployment benefits
A good portion of the drop in the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate from 10.7% in July has nothing to do with a bunch of Arizonans suddenly finding work. It's because some just gave up.
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President Donald Trump visited Arizona again this week, as the state cements its status as a battleground for November. Hear the Friday NewsCap panelists on that and the state’s other top stories. And will the Pac-12 continue to hold off on football — even as the other major conferences move forward? That and more on The Show.

Marcus Dell’Artino and Kris Mayes
KJZZ's Friday NewsCap revisits some of the biggest stories of the week. The Show discussed the week in news with former Arizona Corporation Commission Chair Kris Mayes; and Marcus Dell’Artino of First Strategic.
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Climate change is shouldering a lot of the blame for the wildfires raging along the West Coast. We'll hear how climate change may also impact national security. And how the drop in unemployment benefits could impact Arizona’s economy. That and more on The Show.

street sign
Two streets in Phoenix are close to being renamed. On Wednesday, the City Council unanimously approved a process to move forward with renaming Robert E. Lee Street and Squaw Peak Drive. Even though the city recorded more opposition than support from residents who live on the streets, change is coming.
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The ongoing pandemic continues to change our education system. We'll hear how some of those shifts could lead to more personalized instruction. And why an Arizona-based electric vehicle maker is generating controversial reactions. That and more on The Show.

SARS-CoV-2 COVID-19 coronavirus
Controlling the coronavirus will require one or more effective vaccines. President Donald Trump has pledged to deliver one before the year is out or even prior to the Nov. 3 election. But with so many hurdles to clear, will this vaccine moonshot fly — or fail to launch?
AZ Team: COVID-19 Did Not Spread In State Until Mid-February
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The past two monsoon seasons have been underwhelming. Is climate change affecting our summer storms? Plus, why some flight attendants are concerned about the airline industry and their job security. That and more on The Show.

University of Arizona students wearing masks
The University of Arizona is asking its students to shelter in place for the next 14 days to stop the spread of the virus. The university and the Pima County Health Department made the recommendation after nearly 600 new cases were identified on campus.