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Candidates up and down the ballot are trying to appeal to as many voters as they can leading up to the election. We’ll hear why one demographic may be worth a little more of campaigns’ time. Plus, how bringing back accent marks in their names is helping some younger Latinos reclaim their heritage. That and more on The Show.

Kris Mays and Katie Hobbs
A Pima county judge upended Arizona’s abortion landscape on Friday, allowing a near-total ban from territorial days to go into effect. And with an election on the horizon, the political implications could be vast.
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The candidates for Arizona secretary of state — the state’s top election officer — have met for a debate. Our Friday NewsCap panelists analyze that and the rest of the week’s top stories. Plus, former NBA star and current USA Basketball official Grant Hill talks about his career. That and more on The Show.

Mark Finchem
This week wrapped up with the secretary of state debate Sept. 22, where Democratic candidate Adrian Fontes debated his Republican counterpart, Mark Finchem, who claimed the 2020 presidential election was "irredeemably compromised."
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Unions representing rail workers will vote on a proposed deal to avoid a strike that would have a major impact on the U.S. economy. Why one union leader says workers are walking away from their jobs at record numbers. Plus, the University of Arizona professors who created AI technology to write people’s wills for them. That and more on The Show.

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The White House has brokered a deal to avoid a potential railroad strike, but approval from unions is still pending. Meanwhile, Greg Hynes of SMART still hopes labor unions and railroad workers can reach an agreement without government intervention.
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President Biden says the pandemic is over, although many public health officials disagree. Is it time to stop masking? Plus, take a tour of Agritopia on the cusp of change and more than 20 years into its neighborhood experiment. That and more on The Show.

joe johnston
Agritopia is an experimental community designed to encourage agrarianism and good old-fashioned neighborliness. Joe Johnston came up with the idea more than 20 years ago and built it on his family’s farmland where he grew up.
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The opioid epidemic has impacted all corners of Arizona. How one particularly hard-hit county is trying to help its residents. Plus, as the world mourns Queen Elizabeth II, why Americans are so obsessed with the royals. That and more on The Show.

More than 2,000 Arizonans died last year due to opioid overdoses; fentanyl was a leading cause. Those are among the findings in the state health department’s latest Opioid Overdoses Surveillance Report.