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Unions representing rail workers will vote on a proposed deal to avoid a strike that would have a major impact on the U.S. economy. Why one union leader says workers are walking away from their jobs at record numbers. Plus, the University of Arizona professors who created AI technology to write people’s wills for them. That and more on The Show.

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The White House has brokered a deal to avoid a potential railroad strike, but approval from unions is still pending. Meanwhile, Greg Hynes of SMART still hopes labor unions and railroad workers can reach an agreement without government intervention.
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President Biden says the pandemic is over, although many public health officials disagree. Is it time to stop masking? Plus, take a tour of Agritopia on the cusp of change and more than 20 years into its neighborhood experiment. That and more on The Show.

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Agritopia is an experimental community designed to encourage agrarianism and good old-fashioned neighborliness. Joe Johnston came up with the idea more than 20 years ago and built it on his family’s farmland where he grew up.
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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.

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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.