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Gov. Doug Ducey signed a law banning school districts from requiring masks or vaccinations. State Superintendent Kathy Hoffman and hundreds of parents are concerned it goes against the science. Plus, letting people build casitas on their property as a fix to the affordable housing crisis. That and more on The Show.

Tarwater Elementary School
Tarwater Elementary School was abuzz on Wednesday morning as parents ushered their students to class for the first day of the 2021-22 academic year.
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Foster kids who age out of the system face a slew of challenges as they transition to adulthood. Now they're asking Arizona to release federal COVID-19 relief funds directly to them. Plus, connecting the dots between crisis response and law enforcement to keep patients out of the ER. That and more on The Show.

Dr Cara Christ youth COVID-19 vaccine
COVID-19 cases around the state continue to number near or exceeding 1,000 cases in this latest spike. This comes as schools prepare to re-open in August and as life throughout the state returns to normal with concerts, sports and more.
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Last year, Arizona voters passed Invest in Ed to tax the state's wealthiest to pay for education. The organizers of that initiative are back on the streets, this time to put the governor's new flat tax on the ballot for voters to decide. Plus, Arizona's ongoing lawsuit over prison health care is going to trial. That and more on The Show. 

people signing petitions
Arizona lawmakers approved tax cuts in this year’s budget many say are designed to undercut Proposition 208, the Invest In Education initiative that voters approved at the 2020 ballot. Now, educators are, once again, prepared for battle.
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South Phoenix businesses have been hit hard by the pandemic and the construction of light rail on Central Avenue. We'll hear how an influential community development fund is recommitting itself to the underserved there. Plus, Phoenix tries a Shark Tank-style pitch session to redevelop a historic site. That and more on The Show.

Central Avenue light rail construction CityScape
In the late 1980s and early '90s, Tommy Espinoza looked around his neighborhood in south Phoenix and didn’t like what he saw. At the same time, he was putting together a community development effort for the National Council of La Raza — and he realized there was a common thread that could help them all: capital.
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State Senate Republicans' review of Maricopa County ballots will continue as the contractor claims the numbers don’t add up. Our Friday NewsCap panelists weigh in on that and the state’s other top stories. Plus, what can the U.S. government do about the increasing number of migrant deaths in the desert heat? That and more on The Show.

Lorna Romero Chris Herstam
KJZZ's Friday NewsCap revisits some of the biggest stories of the week. The Show discussed the week in news with Lorna Romero, owner of Elevate Strategies; and political analyst Chris Herstam.