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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.
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The state will be using new maps for this year’s legislative and congressional elections, and some Indigenous voters are worried the new districts may dilute their voices. Plus, a speculative fiction writer on taking her words from the page to the screen. That and more on The Show.

Arizona CD2 map 2022
Arizona’s new legislative and congressional districts will see their first test drive this November when voters head to the polls. But some voting advocates in Indian Country are worried they will water down the impact of the Indigenous vote.
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For the first time in 20 years, Arizona’s general election gubernatorial battle will not feature a formal debate. Our Friday NewsCap panelists will discuss that and the state’s other top stories. Plus, remembering a local jazz legend. That and more on The Show.

Katie Hobbs
For the first time in 20 years, Arizonans won't be watching a debate between governor candidates. This week started with governor candidate Katie Hobbs declining to debate Republican nominee Kari Lake.
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Migrants continue to cross the southern border into the U.S., and advocates say Border Patrol is discarding their property — from religious items to government documents. Plus, how Arizonans lived in the desert before air conditioning. That and more on The Show.

An ad from an old Arizona newspaper advertising clothing designed to combat heat
Arizonans haven't always had air conditioning to beat the desert heat. The Show spoke with Chris Reid of the Pinal County Historical Society to learn how early Arizonans handled the scorching temperatures.
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Heat can be dangerous — both inside and outside. Why residents of manufactured homes may face more health dangers from the heat because of the cost of air conditioning. Plus, the founder of Nikola Motor goes on trial for fraud. That and more on The Show.

Spooky’s Swirls horror cupcakes
Spooky’s Swirls is a gluten-free bakery that combines the couples’ love of horror films with their love of baking. The unlikely combination has become a hit and even landed one of its owners on the Food Network’s “Halloween Baking Championship.”