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Arizona voters got the answer to a long-running question this week as Sen. Kyrsten Sinema said she would not run for reelection. Our Friday NewsCap panelists analyze that and the rest of the week’s top stories. Plus, a local author on the Tucson Festival of Books and writing in the Southwest. That and more on The Show.

Kyrsten Sinema
Lorna Romero Ferguson of Elevate Strategies and Gaelle Esposito of Creosote Partners joined The Show to talk about Sen. Kyrsten Sinema’s reelection decision, Gov. Katie Hobbs’ veto of an immigration-related bill and more.
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The Dartmouth men’s basketball team voted this week to unionize, a first for college student-athletes. We’ll hear What that move could mean for the future of college sports. Plus, a famous composer’s lost work will be performed for the first time in more than 125 years, right here in Phoenix. That and more on The Show.

Lake Havasu City is a city in Mohave County, Arizona, United States.
Officials in Miami Beach, Florida, are looking to make some changes to spring break — including parking restrictions, curfews, bag searches and DUI checkpoints. Jason Castellucci says Lake Havasu City, a popular Arizona spring break destination, is not looking to go in the same direction.
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Shelters that aid migrants who are arriving in Arizona at record rates are in dire straits as federal funding runs out. We talk to the director of one of those shelters in Arizona. And, research suggests how patients and their doctors talk about opioids could play a role in that crisis. That and more on The Show.

Kyrsten Sinema
U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema announced Tuesday she won’t seek a second term. Sinema has for months dodged questions about her plans to run for reelection as an independent.
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A federal judge has largely upheld two laws that require proof of citizenship to vote in Arizona. But advocates who sued over what they called civil rights violations say the worst provisions were stuck down. Plus, a whistleblower has come forward in the death of Gilbert teen Preston Lord. That and more on The Show.

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A federal judge has upheld two Arizona laws that require proof of citizenship to vote, largely siding with restrictions passed by the state Legislature in 2022. The decision was split, though, and advocacy groups are happy about some of the results.
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Uranium prices have been on the rise, as has the number of new mining operations announced. What does history tell us about whether this is a real boom or not? Plus, a writer makes the case for open borders on humanitarian and environmental grounds. That and more on The Show

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Arizona Attorney General Kris Mayes filed a lawsuit accusing the RealPage real estate software company of illegally colluding with nine large apartment owners to raise rents in Phoenix and Tucson.

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