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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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Inflation has impacted all sectors of the economy. How it, and other economic factors, are affecting Arizona restaurants. Plus, federal authorities outline the next steps for shortages on the Colorado River. That and more on The Show.

A welcome sign in El Mirage
Authorities on Monday released the charges against three parents who allegedly tried to force their way into an El Mirage elementary school last week.
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Some state leaders have talked up the possibility of solving some of the state’s water problems with desalination. What lessons the biggest desalination plant in the Western Hemisphere may have for Arizona. Plus, how the governor’s summer camp program may impact students going forward. That and more on The Show.

Carlsbad, California waves
As the Southwest continues to see shrinking water supplies after more than two decades of drought, eyes have turned to the ocean. But turning seawater into drinking water is more complicated than it might sound.
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Brittney Griner continues to be incarcerated in Russia after receiving a nine-year prison sentence. We’ll hear how Black queer women view the treatment of Griner. Plus, checking in on the latest campaign news as general election season heats up. That and more on The Show.

Brittney Griner Bring Them Home mural Washington
The fallout of Brittney Griner's arrest in Russia has been followed by millions around the globe. But for Black, queer women and nonbinary people, it hits especially hard.
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Maricopa County is suing Kari Lake and Mark Finchem for their false allegations of election fraud and vote tampering. Our Friday NewsCap panelists weigh in on that and the week’s other top stories. Plus, our Lit Squad series continues with an author who writes about kids dealing with poverty, addiction and other challenges. That and more on The Show.

Roy Herrera and Lorna Romero
This week, former President Donald Trump dominated headlines again when the FBI issued a search warrant at his Florida residence.