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Arizona continues to see more COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations as the delta variant spreads. We'll take a closer look at the latest trends. Plus, how the city of Phoenix is built for drought, in light of the shortage declaration on the Colorado River. That and more on The Show.

COVID-19 vaccine at pharmacy
COVID-19 cases are continuing to grow consistently, even as more Arizonans are getting vaccinated. And late next month, the federal government is expected to begin offering booster shots as a way of stopping the delta variant’s expansion in its tracks. In the meantime, researchers and scientists are doing their best to learn more.
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Arizona's housing market is booming. We'll hear how competing with deep-pocketed investors is making it even harder for buyers. Plus, why one researcher says we're ignoring the "elephant in the room" when it comes to meeting climate change goals. That and more on The Show.

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey
In an effort to discourage Arizona public school leaders from requiring students and staff wear masks, Gov. Doug Ducey is offering grants to boost per pupil funding in public and charter schools, as well as provide grants to parents who want to send their kids to different schools.
List: Arizona School Districts Requiring Masks For 2021-2022
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Lots of cities are using data to help them make policy decisions. We'll hear why a national group says several Valley cities are doing a particularly good job of that. Plus, how a new behavioral health center aims to fill a particular need for kids. That and more on The Show.

Facebook Mesa data center
Data centers require huge amounts of energy and water to keep their facilities and equipment cooled down for optimum performance; so why are these companies setting up shop in hot, dry central Arizona?
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Students are back in the classroom across Arizona, with the delta variant and debates over mask mandates. We’ll hear from a high school student about how the year’s been going so far. Plus, controversial paintings by the author D.H. Lawrence are going on display in Scottsdale. That and more on The Show.

A concert at the Van Buren
Musicians are beginning to play shows at indoor venues around Arizona, but the recent spike in cases is beginning to make some bands second-guess that decision. Ed Masley, music reporter for the Arizona Republic, joined The Show to talk about what's happening at Arizona clubs and venues.
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The U.S. Senate passed a bipartisan infrastructure package, with some of the credit going to Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema. Our Friday NewsCap panelists will weigh in on Sinema’s influence and the week’s other top stories. And how are Valley music venues hoping to stay open while dealing with the delta variant? That and more on The Show.

Rodney Scott
The chief of the U.S. Border Patrol announced he is retiring at the end of the week. Rodney Scott was favored by former President Donald Trump and showed a lot of support for Trump’s border wall.