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Latino workers dying at higher rates in job accidents

As Latino workers take on more and more of the nation’s toughest and dirtiest jobs, they increasingly are paying for it with their lives.... Read more»1

Commentary

Ebola's spread can be stopped using well-known methods

The media’s single-minded focus on treatment is obscuring the most important fact about this current Ebola epidemic. It can be contained and stopped, within months, with tools already at hand, and at a reasonable cost.

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9/11

Former Arizonan and firefighter recalls days at Ground Zero

On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, former Arizonan Robert Sebold — a volunteer firefighter and EMT — watched the attacks on the World Trade Center on TV and knew he had to do something. The former soldier packed up his gear, put on his firefighter turnout clothes, then boarded a bus and headed for Ground Zero.... Read more»

Missing Marana boy found

An 11-year-old Marana boy missing since he walked away from his home Saturday morning has been found unharmed, authorities said.... Read more»2

Tucson prison inmate dead of apparent suicide

A man serving a five-year sentence for arson died Friday after being found “unresponsive” by prison officials.... Read more»

Az obesity levels off, but minorities still suffer

Obesity rates among Arizona adults appear to have stabilized after years of steady increases, according to a new report, which said 26.8 percent of Arizonans were obese. But state health officials said the obesity rates among minority groups remained high.... Read more»

Deadline to file immigration documents with Obamacare

Friday is the deadline for some covered by the Affordable Care Act to clear up their immigration status by providing documents requested by federal officials.  Last month, some 6,600 Arizonans were informed that they will lose coverage this month if they don’t respond.... Read more»

Gun Wars

Domestic violence: Efforts focus on getting guns away from abusers

Advocates for domestic violence prevention and victims repeatedly asked Congress and state legislatures for a more streamlined process to keep guns out of the hands of abusers. However, the NRA cites the necessity to arm oneself for protection against acts of violence.... Read more»

Agreement signed to protect Payson water source from wildfires

Federal, private and local agencies signed an agreement Wednesday that will help protect a crucial water source for Payson from the effects of wildfires.... Read more»

Sheriff: Toddler may have been run over

Tire marks were found on the clothing worn by an injured toddler found Tuesday lying in the driveway of a South Side mobile home park, authorities said.... Read more»

Gun Wars

Gun deaths: Twice as many suicides as homicides

Americans are twice as likely to die from turning guns on themselves as they are to be murdered with one.... Read more»

Background checks fail on dangerous mentally ill

While the National Instant Criminal Background Check System remains the only square inch of compromise between the nation’s divided gun camps, the costly federal program is failing to keep guns away from the dangerously mentally ill.... Read more»

Undocumented minors not getting due process in immigration cases

In the United States, thousands of immigrants – many of them underage, mentally ill or otherwise vulnerable – risk deportation as they face the court system without legal counsel.... Read more»

Commentary

Washington's cynical misinformation game

In most of our country’s major institutions, we have little tolerance for cheating and lying. Whether it’s the court system, schools, businesses, even our sports teams, we impose stiff sanctions against those who deceive us to gain some advantage. Yet there is one arena in which misleading the public not only is abided but is the norm: politics. In fact, much of what constitutes political discourse in this country is now built on a foundation of dishonesty.... Read more»

Medicare Advantage patients find themselves in regulatory limbo

Medicare pays the privately run health plans — an alternative to traditional Medicare — a set monthly rate for each patient. About 16 million Americans have signed up at an annual cost to taxpayers of more than $160 billion, about one third of the elderly and disabled people eligible for Medicare. A Center for Public Integrity investigation published in June found as much as $70 billion of improper payments to Medicare Advantage plans from 2008 through last year.... Read more»

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