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Az exec launches effort to provide cheap birth control, support women's health

After his teenage daughters visited Africa and Asia, the head of a Scottsdale-based venture capital firm decided to start offering affordable birth control in the U.S. and putting the proceeds toward reproductive health in the Third World.... Read more»

Rising access to substance abuse treatment faces 'critical' counselor shortage

Changes to health care law in the past year gave millions of Americans access to mental health and substance abuse treatment, but did nothing to address a 'critical' shortage of professionals who can provide that care.... Read more»

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Gender pay gap in Clinton’s Senate office?

The Republican National Committee chairman says Hillary Clinton paid women in her Senate office less than men. But annual salary data provided by the Clinton campaign show median salaries for men and women in Clinton’s office were virtually identical.... Read more»

Endangered species condoms mark Earth Day with an earthy message

The Center for Biological Diversity worries that Earth Day has lost its focus on overpopulation, so it will deliver an unusual reminder – 50,000 free endangered species condoms. The condom giveaway is just one of many ways people are marking Earth Day. ... Read more»

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Weekend music: DIY sunshine pops up

All around town, your weekend music forecast is clear: Mullarkey's Run-On Sunshine at 191 Toole, Vannessa Lundon and Jillian & The Giants at Club Congress, and a host of other shows all over town.... Read more»

As Arizona wine industry matures, experts foresee potential gains

Arizona's wine industry has grown exponentially since 2001. More than 90 locations have farm winery licenses, most of them clustered in three areas in the state. But as wine industry growth slows across the nation, will Arizona's growth continue to mature? ... Read more»

Pima basketball players O'Boyle and Lopez sign to 4-year schools

Pima Community College sophomores Matt O’Boyle (Sunrise Mountain HS) and Esteban Lopez (Cholla HS) signed national letters of intent to play for four-year institutions on Tuesday at the West Campus.... Read more»

PCC tennis' Ton and Henkel advance to championships in Region I tourney

The Pima Community College men’s tennis team competed in the first day of the Region I tournament on Tuesday at the Paseo Racquet Center in Glendale.... Read more»

Aztec women's tennis shines in first day of Region I tourney

The Pima Community College women’s tennis team competed in the first day of the Region I Tournament on Tuesday at the Paseo Racquet Center in Glendale.... Read more»

Pima golfer Valles finishes with season-best score

The Pima Community College women’s golf team closed out the regular season on Tuesday in the South Mountain Invitational at the Legacy Golf Course in Laveen. Paige Valles put together her best two-day total of the season as she finished tied for seventh with a 156.... Read more»

Ramsower has 6 RBIs in first game but Pima baseball splits

The Pima Community College baseball team (24-25, 17-21 in ACCAC) split in a conference doubleheader on Tuesday at Glendale Community College as the Aztecs fight for the No. 4 seed in the Region I, Division II tournament. The Aztecs came into the day a single game behind Scottsdale Community College for the No. 4 spot.... Read more»

Aztec softball swept in rare loss at Eastern Arizona

The Pima Community College softball team (41-11, 3410 in ACCAC) got swept on the road against Eastern Arizona College on Tuesday in Thatcher. The first loss snapped a 14-game winning streak for the Aztecs and put an end to pitcher Alexis Alfonso’s 10 straight wins.... Read more»

Experts: Funding, staffing cuts undermining state water agency

Some Arizona water experts are alarmed at deep cuts to funding and staffing at the agency in charge of securing Arizona's water supply. A Cronkite News Special Report examines those claims. ... Read more»

Regents hear little opposition to university tuition hike

All three public universities are proposing students charging more to help offset $99 million in state funding cuts for the fiscal year beginning July 1. Some students told the Board of Regents they want to preserve the quality of their education. ... Read more»2

Arivaca residents ask judge to allow closer observation of border checkpoint

As part of a lawsuit against the Border Patrol over claims that agents intentionally blocked an effort to monitor a Southern Arizona checkpoint, Arivaca residents have asked a federal judge to intervene. Hearing arguments Tuesday, the judge said he'll decide whether to issue an injunction soon.... Read more»

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