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KJZZ's Friday NewsCap revisits some of the biggest stories of the week. The Show discussed the week in news with former Arizona Corporation Commission Chair Kris Mayes and Barrett Marson of Marson Media.

KJZZ News

Flagstaff School Teacher Challenging McSally For Senate Seat
Arizona Sen. Martha McSally has a challenger in the upcoming Republican primaries for an Arizona U.S. Senate seat. Ann Griffin told a crowd this week the Republican Party is not the party she signed up for in the 1970s.
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Undocumented Immigrant Deported On Drug Charges Gets A Second Chance
The Arizona Supreme Court ruled unanimously on Tuesday that Hector Nunez-Diaz never would have entered into a plea deal on a drug charge had his original attorney told him it would permanently eject him from the country.
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Burn Operation Allows Crews To Get A Jump On Newman Fire
Heavy smoke along Interstate 17 has dissipated south of Flagstaff after crews conducted a four-day operation redirecting the Newman Fire's path alongside the Lake Mary recreation area.
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O’Halleran Checks Conditions At San Luis Detention Facility
Democratic Rep. Tom O’Halleran Friday visited the San Luis Regional Detention and Support Center Facility near Yuma and said they are nothing like the terrible reports from Texas and New Mexico facilities.
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Multiple Freeway Closures In Phoenix Area This Weekend
Portions of Phoenix-area freeways will be crowded with construction and maintenance workers this weekend as crews work on upgrades to five different sections of Interstate 10, Loop 101, Loop 202 and U.S. 60 in Tempe.
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NPR News

Trump Seizes On Soggy Paper Straws As Campaign Issue: 'Make Straws Great Again'
The president's reelection campaign is now selling reusable and recycled straws in their 2020 online store, because they claim "lberal paper straws don't work."
Study: Sugar Rules The World And Ruins Teeth
The authors of a new study say dental health is especially bad in low- and middle-income countries — and that Big Sugar works to make sure soda and candy aren't targeted as cavity culprits.
Director Of National Intelligence Dan Coats Appoints New Election Security Czar
Spy world veteran Shelby Pierson will attempt to centralize election security efforts across the intelligence community with soon-to-be-designated agency leads.
Iran Seizes British-Flagged Oil Tanker In Strait Of Hormuz
Ship-tracking data show the U.K. tanker Stena Impero was traveling to Saudi Arabia when it veered toward Iran's coast. British media report the government warns shipping to stay out of the area.
Trump Administration Repatriates, Charges Citizen Who Allegedly Fought For ISIS
A criminal complaint charging Ruslan Maratovich Asainov was unsealed in New York City; prosecutors say he was a sniper and weapons trainer for the Islamic State in Syria.