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The state House expelled one of its members, and a new candidate entered next year’s US Senate race. Our Friday NewsCap panelists analyze those and the rest of the week’s top stories. Plus, the Suns start their playoff run this weekend — we’ll preview how deep of a run it might be. That and more on The Show.

Sara Petersen Momfluenced book
In her new book “Momfluenced: Inside the Maddening, Picture-Perfect World of Mommy Influencer Culture,” Sara Petersen dissects the culture that got us here — and why we can’t stop watching.
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The state House has expelled one of its members, over a speaker she invited to air wild conspiracy theories about last year’s election. We’ll take a closer look at Wednesday’s vote. Plus, our series on the Sonoran Desert, Saguaro Land, continues, with an artist who uses pieces of the desert in her work. That and more on The Show.

Pitchforks performing an a cappella concert
Are you a closet crooner? More of a back row lip syncher? Or do you blast music in the car and hold your own concert of one? For one Arizona State University-based performance group, there’s no need to hide. The Show went backstage with the ASU Pitchforks, an all-female a cappella group.
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Conflicting rulings on mifepristone have led to confusion about the availability of the medication used in abortions. Attorney General Kris Mayes talks about the legal road forward. Plus, you've likely heard his music, but the Avett Brothers’ frontman is in town this week to talk about his paintings. That and more on The Show.

Kris Mayes
Arizona has joined a number of other states challenging a ruling from a federal judge in Texas late last week that suspended the Food and Drug Administration’s approval of mifepristone. The Show spoke about the current legal landscape surrounding mifepristone with Arizona Attorney General Kris Mayes.
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The state’s largest utilities are looking to hike customers’ rates, and water prices are going up across the state. Can consumers afford the increases? Plus, how a 20-something is looking to revitalize print journalism in a rural Arizona community. That and more on The Show.

Daisy Nelson
Daisy Nelson took over the position at the Mohave Valley Daily News in Bullhead City at the end of January. She also oversees the Needles Daily Star and Laughlin Nevada Times. In addition to being new to the job, Nelson is 24 years old.
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Hate crimes have gone up across the board in the U.S. in recent years. Why Asian Americans have been impacted more than any other group. Plus, a taiko drummer who greets the sun on the top of Piestewa Peak every morning. That and more on The Show.

Ken Koshio
Every morning for the past three years, Ken Koshio has been waking up before sunrise to hike Phoenix's Piestewa Peak.