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Gov. Doug Ducey’s decision to sign bills related to voting, abortion, and transgender student-athletes has turned up the controversy at the Capitol. Our Friday NewsCap panelists weigh in on that and the state’s other top stories. Plus, how revising and re-doing helps improve our writing — and our lives. That and more on The Show.

chad campbell and jaime molera
This week saw more legislative efforts to change education funding in Arizona, while Gov. Doug Ducey signed bills on hot-button issues like voting and abortion.
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Immigration continues to be one of the most polarizing issues in the country. But changing the way we talk about people crossing the southern border might bring people together on the issue. Plus, a look at new cocktail trends in the Valley. That and more on The Show.

sotol so good cocktail
Plenty of Arizonans love a good cocktail, and food critic Nikki Buchanan says there’s more than ever to choose from — even some without alcohol.
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The bipartisan infrastructure law aims to help make communities more resilient to climate change. Making buildings more energy efficient will be part of the solution. Plus, as the housing market stays red-hot, the controversy over so-called love letters from potential buyers to homeowners. That and more on The Show.

Mark Brnovich
After the Arizona Board of Regents and Secretary of State Katie Hobbs filed ethics complaints against Attorney General Mark Brnovich for suing them when he’s also their attorney, Brnovich reached a diversion agreement with the state Bar that up until March 29 was kept secret.
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COVID-19 numbers have been down lately, and many of the restrictions that had been put in place have been lifted. Could the latest new variant change that? Plus, meet the Italian chef who’s finally getting his due, decades after opening his first Valley restaurant. That and more on The Show.

Giovanni Scorzo Andreoli Italian Grocer
The James Beard Foundation has announced the finalists in this year’s competition, including just one Arizona nominee for Best Chef Southwest: Giovanni Scorzo of Andreoli Italian Grocer in Scottsdale.
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Life expectancies in south Phoenix can be more than a decade lower than in other parts of the Valley. We’ll hear about a new effort aims to change that. Plus, as water levels drop in Lake Powell, a dam that provides power to millions of people could be shut off. That and more on The Show.

South Phoenix Market
A new initiative aimed at improving the health of south Phoenix residents kicks off March 28.