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Officials tell Congress infrastructure upgrades needed to keep water safe, reliable

The president of a Phoenix-based water company joined other officials from around the country to tell a Senate panel Thursday that the nation’s aging infrastructure needs help if Americans want a reliable, safe source of water.... Read more»

H1N1 'swine flu' cases spike in Arizona this flu season

The number of confirmed cases in Arizona has increased 68 percent compared to the previous flu season. "Right now, we are seeing very high levels of flu in the state," said a state epidemiologist.... Read more»

First Zika virus case diagnosed in Arizona

The first case of Zika virus in Arizona has been confirmed in a woman who traveled outside the country before returning to Arizona, health officials have confirmed.... Read more»

SNAP food assistance cuts coming to Pima County

Unemployed SNAP recipients in Pima County will have 90 days to find employment or risk losing their food assistance. 40,000 Arizonans will be among more than 500,000 people across the country who will lose benefits commonly known as food stamps.... Read more»

UA researcher hopes new diabetes drug can curb amputations

Heberprot-P, a drug from Cuba that can speed healing of diabetic lesions, is in the process of being approved for clinical trials. Researcher David Armstrong hopes the University of Arizona will take part in the testing before the end of the year.... Read more»

Skydiving still growing at Az's largest facility despite deaths

From late December 2015 to early February 2016, three skydivers died at the Eloy-based Skydive Arizona, but that hasn't slowed down business. ... Read more»

El Rio opens Az's first human milk donation center

El Rio’s Birth and Women’s Health Center became the first human milk donation site in Arizona on March 15.... Read more»

Hundreds of Az prisoners have used razors, drugs in attempted suicides

There were nearly 500 incidents in Arizona's prison system when convicts attempted to either hurt or kill themselves in 2015, despite efforts to push for better mental health treatment and a legal settlement ordering the Department of Corrections to improve psychiatric services. ... Read more»

Nearly 12k abuse cases languish, kids dying without action

The Department of Child Safety has failed to resolve nearly 12,000 cases of alleged abuse or neglect that have been open for at least 60 days without an investigation or services being provided to a potential victim. In some cases, children may have died because of it, records show.... Read more»

Contraception vs. religious freedom: What’s at stake in the latest Supreme Court showdown

In oral arguments Wednesday, religious groups contend that just signing a form to facilitate access to birth control violates their rights. ... Read more»

Trent Franks, other lawmakers back religious groups before Supreme Court hearing

Rep. Trent Franks led eight other lawmakers Tuesday in a show of support for religious groups on the eve of their Supreme Court challenge of an Obamacare mandate for birth-control benefits in employee health plans.... Read more»

Study indicates 3-D printing could release dangerous toxins

3-D printing clearly has it's benefits, but a recent study has revealed a major concern.... Read more»

$4.7M cuts to Fire Dep't would mean fewer paramedics

As Tucson works to put a bandage on a $25 million hole in the city budget, proposed cuts to the Fire Department would mean some demotions, fewer paramedics on duty, and reductions in overtime costs. The savings would be about $4.7 million from the deparment's $99 million budget.... Read more»

'Long overdue' firing of Phx VA officials not end of the process

The three Phoenix officials who got “long overdue” termination notices Tuesday from the Department of Veterans Affairs still have the right to a lengthy appeals process that could extend their cases by months or more.... Read more»

VA firing 3 top officials at troubled Phx hospital

The Department of Veterans Affairs said Tuesday that it has issued “notices of proposed removal” to three top executives at the Phoenix health care system – two years after problems there were first reported.... Read more»

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