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Factchecking Obama's health care boasts

President Barack Obama made misleading and exaggerated claims in a speech Tuesday boasting of the accomplishments of the Affordable Care Act.... Read more»

OSHA unveils new hot app – no, really, it’s an app warning of hot weather

OSHA officials have a message for workers and others who expect to be outside working and playing as summer heats up: Shade, water and rest for safety. And if that’s too much to remember, the agency has an app for that.... Read more»

White House touts Obamacare health insurance gains in Arizona

The number of Arizonans without health insurance fell from 20.4 percent of state residents in 2013 to 17.5 percent in 2014, further proof that Obamacare is working, the White House said Tuesday.... Read more»

Class-action suit claims Border Patrol violates immigrants' civil rights

During a six-month period in 2013, people detained by the Border Patrol near Tucson were regularly held more than 24 hours in temporary facilities, breaking the agency's own policies and subjecting immigrants to freezing, overcrowded cells without access to food, water, medical care and legal council, according to a new federal class-action lawsuit. ... Read more»

Appeals court upholds Texas abortion restrictions

In a blow to the state's abortion providers, federal appeals judges on Tuesday upheld a state law requiring nearly all Texas facilities that perform the procedure to meet hospital-like standards. ... Read more»

Abortion providers file suit over medication bill

Calling it "bad medicine," abortion providers and advocacy groups filed suit Thursday to stop Arizona from implementing a law requiring doctors to tell women that abortions can be reversed. ... Read more»

Cancer risks high for firefighters, even higher for minorities

A new study has found that firefighters have a greater than average risk of developing some types of cancer, and that black and Latino firefighters face the highest risk of all.... Read more»

FactCheck: Does Obamacare interfere with mammograms?

Get ready for another round of misleading claims about the government interfering with women’s ability to get mammograms.... Read more»

Obituary

Donald Shropshire, ex-TMC exec, dead at 87

Donald Shropshire was a Tucson Man of the Year, served on the Board of Regents and was one of the first board members of Pima Community College. He headed Tucson Medical Center for a quarter-century, and was known for his signature bow ties and North Carolina drawl.... Read more»

There is a free lunch - for TUSD students this summer

TUSD students living in qualified areas can eat for free this summer; breakfasts and lunches paid for by the federal government will be served May 26-July 24.... Read more»

Tucson's Western Meat recalling ground beef

Concerns about possible E. coli contamination have prompted Tucson-based Western Meat to recall packaged ground beef sold for over a year. Five and 10-pound packages of meat sold between Jan. 1, 2014 and April 20, 2015, pose "a remote probability of adverse health consequences," Arizona officials said.... Read more»

New efforts to keep mentally ill out of jail

A national campaign to encourage local jurisdictions to collect data on the jailed mentally ill and adopt strategies to avoid incarceration kicked off earlier this month.... Read more»

Officials: Summer brings drowning risk to Az, despite longterm trend

Despite the state’s year-round warm weather, the majority of drownings in Arizona still take place in summer.... Read more»

Windy Point fall means chopper rescue for climber

A 32-year-old man who fell about 40 feet while climbing in the Catalina Mountains injured his back and need a lift from a police helicopter Monday morning, authorities said.... Read more»

Mexican detainee dies in ICE detention center

A Mexican national died in Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody at the Eloy Detention Center on Wednesday... Read more»

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