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Construction Continues On Phoenix Biomedical Campus
In the next three years, a 5-million-square-foot biomedical campus in downtown Phoenix will be constructed. It will include research and clinical groups from all three state universities as well as governmental and private firms. So far, one quarter of the campus has been built.
July 29, 2014
National Park Service Sees Vegetation Shift
The National Park System protects some of the most beautiful and fragile ecosystems in the country. But those landscapes may start changing.
July 28, 2014
ASU BioDesign Institute Working To Improve Valley Fever Diagnosis
Dust storms that travel through the valley can carry more than just dust. While many residents are familiar with the fungal infection Valley Fever, diagnosis has not always been accurate. New research aims to change that.
July 28, 2014
EPA Finalizes Clean Air Rules For Navajo Coal Plant
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has finalized clean air rules for a coal-fired power plant on Navajo land in northern Arizona. The goal is to reduce haze at Grand Canyon and other wilderness areas. But, environmentalists said it takes too long for the rules to take effect.
July 28, 2014
Lawmakers Announce Deal On VA Reform Legislation
Representative Jeff Miller and Senator Bernie Sanders unveiled the details of a compromise legislation designed to improve the Veterans Affairs health care system. The lawmakers estimate it will cost about $17 billion to fund.
July 28, 2014
Animal Massage Therapists Sue Over Veterinary Regulations
A judge will allow a lawsuit filed by animal massage therapists to move forward. A state board had tried to get the suit dismissed.
July 28, 2014
Nonprofit Group Seeks Water Conservation Solutions For Colorado River
A new study urges water conservation and reuse to protect Arizona and six other western states from drought.
July 28, 2014
More Cars To Be Built With Fuel-Saving Stop-Start System
More Arizona drivers could soon have a car equipped with a new fuel-saving device.
July 28, 2014
Former Phoenix Mayors Proposal For Nonpartisan Elections
Voters may get another chance to decide if they want to create nonpartisan elections in the state.
July 28, 2014
3-D Heart Model Library Grows At Phoenix Childrens Hospital
Arizona State University biomedical engineers are teaming up with Phoenix Children’s Hospital to become pioneers in the field of three-dimensional heart models. A recent grant will allow this one-of-a-kind 3-D Cardiac Print Lab to expand, changing the lives of patients and surgeons.
July 28, 2014
Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever In Arizona
Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever might not sound like an Arizona problem, but it is. The potentially deadly disease is most prevalent here during monsoon season.
July 27, 2014
AZ Appeals Court: Parents Dont Have Inherent Right To Cross-Examine Children In Custody Termination Cases
An Arizona court of appeals has ruled that parents don’t have an inherent right to question their children at hearings that could sever their custody. It’s the first time a ruling like this has been made in Arizona.
July 26, 2014
Long-Anticipated Streetcar Opens In Downtown Tucson
There’s a new way to get around downtown Tucson. The city’s streetcar started running Friday.
July 26, 2014
Scottsdale Museum Of Contemporary Art To Feature Individualocracy Project
Why do we choose to live in the part of the Valley we do? A new project aims to get answers to that question - it’s called Individualocracy.
July 25, 2014
Remembering Wallace, A Special Part Of Phoenix TV History
Arizona is mourning the loss of Bill Thompson. He's the man in the familiar derby hat and suit coat who entertained thousands of kids and adults each day on the "Wallace and Ladmo Show."
July 25, 2014
More Than Twice As Many Independents To Vote In Primary Than In 2012
More than twice as many Independent voters in Maricopa County have requested an early ballot for next month’s primary than voted in the 2012 primary.
July 25, 2014
Level I Trauma Center Opens At West Valley Hospital
West Valley Hospital in Goodyear opened the doors to its Level I trauma center this week.
July 25, 2014
Arizona Court Rules MCCD Seats Unconstitutional
The Arizona Court of Appeals ruled this week that a 2010 law creating two new at-large seats on the Maricopa Community College District governing board is unconstitutional.
July 25, 2014
Stories Worth Listening To: Valley Conference Brings Together Storytellers From Around The World
Telling stories is something that, for a lot of us, comes pretty naturally. "Did I ever tell you about the time my Uncle Jack ... ?" -- that sort of thing. But the art of storytelling can be used for a lot: healing, cultural exchange, building community. A conference in the Valley this weekend is bringing together storytellers from around the world.
July 25, 2014
National Weather Service Conducts Weather Balloon Release In Tucson
The National Weather Service in Tucson conducted a special balloon release Friday morning in anticipation of an active weather pattern this afternoon. Meteorologists hope to get a better idea of how a rapid increase in gulf moisture will impact the forecast.
July 25, 2014

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