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Sedona is among a number of Valley cities dealing with a shortage of affordable housing and problems from short-term rentals. We’ll hear how it’s using incentives to try to address both issues. Plus, how California’s decision to ban gas-powered cars in coming years will affect car culture there. That and more on The Show.

Katie Hobbs and Kari Lake
Democrat Katie Hobbs’ campaign announced Sunday that she would not debate Republican Kari Lake as the two battle for the Arizona governor’s office, calling off any negotiations with Lake and the state commission overseeing debates.
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Even though a formal debate still seems unlikely, Katie Hobbs and Kari Lake were on the same stage this week — at different times. Our Friday NewsCap panelists weigh in on that and the state’s other top stories. Plus, why night markets have become popular — even in the Valley’s sizzling summer. That and more on The Show.

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This week saw gubernatorial candidates Katie Hobbs and Kari Lake taking questions separately and not debating at a Chamber of Commerce event.
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The Valley’s summer temperatures are difficult to endure for those of us who live here. But some people aren't hiding indoors. How to make your garden grow, even in triple-digit heat. And our next Tiny Desert Concert features an all-female rock band. That and more on The Show.

Colorado River
Divvying up Colorado River water has been the subject of at least two letters this week from Republican and Democratic members of Arizona’s congressional delegation. One note was sent to the head of the U.S. Department of Interior and the other to the governor of California.
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It’s been 10 years since the U.S. Supreme Court issued its ruling on the Arizona immigration law known as SB 1070. How the state’s policies related to immigration have changed over those years. And how a downtown Phoenix building was designed to try to mitigate the region’s unforgiving heat. That and more on The Show.

Juul advertisement
E-cigarette maker Juul has settled a lawsuit with 34 states and territories over its marketing practices. Arizona is not one of those states involved in this lawsuit, but last year, the company agreed to pay Arizona $14.5 million in a separate settlement.
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Data from the state education department show most of the applications for new school vouchers come from families with students who have never been in public school. Proponents and critics of the expansion weigh in. And why it’s important for Phoenicians to embrace the summer heat. That and more on The Show.

The front page of the Arizona Republican on July 6, 1911
Despite all the attributes of being the country’s fifth largest metropolis, what Phoenix is really known for is the heat. The Show series Hot Town explores the Valley's hotness in all its forms. The Hot Town series starts with a look back at Phoenix's heat history.
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