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The primary election did not go smoothly in Pinal County, with problems both leading up to and on election day. Why some in the county believe the issues were a long time coming. Plus, a Valley native gets set to take a leading role on Broadway. That and more on The Show.

Sam Primack in Dear Evan Hansen
Tony Award-winning musical “Dear Evan Hansen” is ending its run on Broadway. Valley native Sam Primack will be the last actor to play the lead role.
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Eviction rates in Maricopa County have reached pre-pandemic levels, at a time when rents are also going up. Why advocates say there aren’t enough programs to help renters facing the loss of their homes. Plus, how the newly signed CHIPS Act may impact Arizona’s water supply. That and more on The Show.

kari lake
Under pressure, Kari Lake recently rescinded her endorsement of an Oklahoma state Senate candidate who has a history of extreme and derogatory remarks about Jewish people and the LGBTQ community.
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School is back in session in Arizona, and many students are still struggling to make up what they’ve lost during the pandemic. What new data say about who’s been affected the most — and how. Plus, why issues like inflation and crime are moving some Latino voters away from the Democratic Party. That and more on The Show.

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Issues like crime and inflation are swaying Latino voters from their traditional democratic leanings.
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Arizona's going to be required to take less water from the Colorado River beginning next year. Does that mean water is going to be more of a campaign issue? Our Friday NewsCap panelists weigh in on that and the week's other top stories. And sample the unique taste of prickly pear juice. That and more on The Show.

a chilled lobster roll meal from angie's lobster
The founders of Salad and Go are looking to open a new chain of drive-thru restaurants. This time, they're moving from the garden to the coast with Angie's Lobster.
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The pandemic has impacted so many aspects of most of our lives. The debate over whether novelists should take the subject on, or leave time for perspective. And the executive director of Aunt Rita's Foundation on his experience with monkeypox. That and more on The Show.

Colorado River
The Colorado River cutbacks that Arizona has been anticipating as a decades-long drought continues are going to happen in 2023. The U.S. Interior Department made the announcement this week as negotiations among Arizona and other lower basin states weren’t making much — if any — progress toward some kind of compromise.
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