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A member of the Arizona Freedom Caucus has announced a primary challenge to Maricopa County Recorder Stephen Richer. Our Friday NewsCap panelists analyze that and the rest of the week’s top stories. Plus, we remember Arizona artist Ed Mell, who passed away recently. That and more on The Show.

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To talk about a new entrant into the GOP primary for Maricopa County recorder, more immigration bills moving through the state Legislature and more, The Show sat down with Doug Cole of HighGround and Karl Gentles of The Gentles Agency.
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Hundreds of thousands of migrants have been bused to cities across the country, and leaders in some of those cities say it’s leading to an increase in crime. Is there really a link between a rise in migrant populations and crime? Plus, we’ll meet an Arizona comedian looking to live her dream in New York City. That and more on The Show.

Joshua Kerpan in a Go Baby Go car.
Joshua Kerpan is a five-year-old boy with a lot of energy. But mobility can be a challenge for Kerpan, who has Down syndrome. Enter Go Baby Go, a student organization at NAU. Together with the robotics team at a Scottsdale high school, they have given the boy a fun way to get around.
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A sit-down with the newly appointed Maricopa County sheriff. And we’ll learn what topological acoustics means — and how it’s being used in Arizona. That and more on The Show.

Sheriff Russ Skinner
The Show sat down with newly appointed Maricopa County Sheriff Russ Skinner to talk about his experience as Paul Penzone’s chief deputy, the legacy of Joe Arpaio and why he’s running for the office as a Democrat.
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The Arizona Legislature has long been home to fierce policy debates, as well as the occasional personal insult. We’ll hear why observers say decorum is getting worse at the state Capitol. Plus, how a rice-sized beetle is killing pine trees throughout the Valley. That and more on The Show.

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The Show talked with Chris Deubert, the senior counsel with a labor employment law firm, about the Arizona bill exempting minor league baseball players from the state’s minimum wage law.
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The Phoenix City Council approved $1 million in stopgap funding to keep Arizona's largest homeless services program running. But the number of people experiencing homelessness in our community continues to climb. Plus, this Midwest transplant looks at Phoenix with fresh eyes — and draws it.

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The World Trade Organization will be holding a ministerial conference in Abu Dhabi for much of this week. The group is nearly 30 years old and has more than 160 member states, which represents more than 98% of global trade. For a look at some of the key global stories in the coming days, The Show caught up with the BBC’s Jonathan Frewin in London.