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Federal Money Allocated To Combat Opioid Crisis In AZ Rural Areas
Arizona is getting almost $6 million in federal money to combat the opioid crisis.
Aug. 8, 2019
Advocate: Trump Inaccurate, Misinformed On Mental Illness
President Trump focused on mental illness following the mass shootings in Dayton, Ohio, and El Paso, Texas, over the weekend. But some have criticized such rhetoric for perpetuating stigmas around mental illness and disability.
Aug. 8, 2019
Prescott Lawsuit Vs. Pharmaceutical Companies Back In AZ Court
The city of Prescott’s lawsuit against companies responsible for manufacturing and distributing prescription opiates is headed back to an Arizona court.
Aug. 8, 2019
Some Arizona Cities Denying Firefighters Cancer Claims
Earlier this year, firefighters across Arizona came forward with stories of workers’ compensation claims that had been denied, despite a state law that presumes certain forms of cancer are a result of their workplace conditions.
Aug. 8, 2019
US Military Branches Begin Combat Training Near Tucson
Members from the Air Force, Army, Navy and Marine Corps begin more than two weeks of synchronized combat training at Davis-Montham AFB.
Aug. 8, 2019
Sounds Of The City: Snake Training
Listen to Joe Hymes teach a Venomous Snake Training Course for the Phoenix Herpitological Society.
Aug. 8, 2019
New Poll Shows AZ Voters Support Funding Education, But In Moderation
A new statewide survey shows Arizona voters support funding education, but in moderation and with "results-based funding" tied to academic performance.
Aug. 8, 2019
9th Circuit To Review Whether McSally Can Serve Through 2020
Judges on the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals agreed to hold a hearing in November, which could lead to a special election before next year’s primary.
Aug. 8, 2019
Mexican Supreme Court Postpones Ruling On Rio Sonora Disaster Fund
Mexico’s Supreme Court decided Wednesday to hold off on a ruling that could have re-opened a trust fund set up for victims of a major mining spill in Sonora. The decision comes one day after the fifth anniversary of the disaster in the Rio Sonora valley.
Aug. 8, 2019
Arizona Bookbinding Shop Produces Rare, Exquisite Bible
Roswell Bookbinding, based in Maryvale, has been binding the St. John's Bible for the last 10 years. Copies of these heritage editions of the hand-scribed and hand-illuminated texts reside in university libraries, the Library of Congress and the Vatican.
Aug. 8, 2019
Consumer Packaged Goods Industry Is Largest Manufacturing Job Provider In U.S.
The consumer packaged goods industry supports one in 10 American jobs and is the largest manufacturing employer in the United States, according to a report released Tuesday. The report also shows that Arizona’s contribution is very low.
Aug. 8, 2019
AARP Arizona Wants Democratic Candidates To Discuss Retirement Security
As the 2020 Democratic candidates make their pitch to voters, one topic that's not getting a lot of attention is retirement security.
Aug. 7, 2019
Researchers: Dont Use Term High Functioning Autism
You’ve probably heard the term, “high functioning autism,” a term used for people with autism spectrum disorder, who don’t have a cognitive impairment. But a recent study suggests that term should not be used at all.
Aug. 7, 2019
Mexican Trade Official: Tomato Deal At Hand If 100% Inspections Are Dropped
Jesus Seade, Mexico’s chief trade negotiator, said Tuesday that a new tomato suspension agreement could be “at hand.” But only if the U.S. drops its insistence on inspecting 100% of inbound Mexican tomatoes. Mexican growers say that requirement would be logistically impossible.
Aug. 7, 2019
ADOT Closing East Valley Portion Of I-10 This Weekend
ADOT is warning East Valley drivers to expect heavy delays this weekend as a portion of Interstate 10 will be closed from Friday through Monday as crews continue working on Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway.
Aug. 7, 2019
Hepatitis A Outbreak Claims 6 Lives In Arizona
This summer, a deadly spike in hepatitis cases has health experts concerned. They are not B and C cases that can cause life-ending liver damage, but hepatitis A cases, which are related to poor hygiene, and, typically, preventable.
Aug. 7, 2019
AZ Memory Project To Digitize Old Newspapers
Print newspapers may be going the way of landline phones, but they have been around for a long time in Arizona, and the oldest ones can be like a time capsule from days gone by.
Aug. 7, 2019
Would Deregulation Of Power Utilities Benefit Arizonans?
Directly or indirectly, recent controversies related to Arizona Public Service have led to renewed discussion about electricity deregulation in the state. Last week on The Show, Corporation Commissioner Justin Olson advocated for it, with the hope that consumers would get both reliability and lower rates.
Aug. 7, 2019
AZ Pushing For More Access To Naloxone Amid Opioid Epidemic
The opioid epidemic continues to spread, but the CDC said the overall number of prescriptions to reverse an overdose has increased significantly nationally. The exception is in rural counties. Many are still struggling to provide the overdose reversal medication Naloxone to those prescribed.
Aug. 7, 2019
Wheelchair Users Face Accessibility Issues When Flying
July marked the 29th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and while the nation has come a long way in that time, people who use wheelchairs still put up with a variety of accessibility shortfalls.
Aug. 7, 2019

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