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Deputies: Missing Green Valley man found, taken to hospital

An elderly man missing from his Green Valley home since 10 a.m. Sunday was found lying on the ground but conscious, and was taken to a hospital for treatment, authorities said. Richard Bock, 89, was found in a wash near Abrego Drive and La Huerta, on the other side of Interstate 19 from his home.... Read more»

CD2 candidates agree on border security, split on immigration reform

The three Republican candidates in Congressional District 2 largely agreed with each other on the lack of leadership in Washington, but split on the necessity of immigration reform at a debate Thursday night.... Read more»5

Free back-to-school immunization clinic set for Saturday

If you are a parent preparing your children to head back to school over the next couple of weeks, don’t forget that you can’t enroll them without proof of immunization. To make that easier, Pima County will be adding Saturday hours at one of its Health Department offices. Back-to-school shots are free.... Read more»

Tucson, Phoenix metros among top 25 for pedestrian death rate

Tucson and Phoenix ranked among the top 25 metro areas in the nation for pedestrian death rates from 2008 to 2012, according to a study released Wednesday.... Read more»

County approves $1.5M partnership to sterilize, release feral cats

Pima County is instituting a “life-saving” trap-neuter-return program to address the problem of feral cats. The county euthanizes about 1,600 feral cats per year. A $1.5 million partnership was unanimously approved by the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday.... Read more»1

Poison center: Baby rattlesnakes are active, dangerous

Arizona rattlesnakes and their offspring are active and residents should be on the lookout for them over the next few weeks. Baby rattlesnakes, born in July and August, strike without warning and have enough venom to be a serious health hazard, authorities said.... Read more»

Health law calls for automatic enrollment of some workers

A provision of the Affordable Care Act that could be implemented as early as next year requires employers with more than 200 workers to sign up employees in one of the company’s plans. Workers may opt out, however.... Read more»

The obscure drug with a growing Medicare tab

Experts question the effectiveness of H.P. Acthar Gel, a drug made from pigs’ pituitary glands. Yet it cost Medicare more than $141 million in 2012, up from $7 million in 2008.... Read more»1

Sheriff: Missing elderly man located

An elderly man has been located after going missing in a Foothills neighborhood, authorities said. 87-year-old Herbert Michaelson, who has memory issues, had walked away from his adult care home Thursday morning. He “has been located and is in good condition.”... Read more»

Free back-to-school immunization clinic set for Saturday

If you are a parent preparing your children to head back to school over the next couple of weeks, don’t forget that you can’t enroll them without proof of immunization. To make that easier, Pima County will be adding Saturday hours at two Health Department offices. Back-to-school shots are free.... Read more»

Activity remains high on federal Health Insurance Marketplace

New federal data, obtained by ProPublica under the Freedom of Information Act, shows nearly 1 million insurance transactions since mid-April, after open-enrollment ended.... Read more»

VA agreement includes $20M for Phoenix outpatient clinic

The Phoenix facility was one 27 projects, worth more than $230 million, that were part of the tentative $17 billion deal between the House and Senate on the overall veterans health-care package. The two chambers have only a few days to act before leaving town for their August recess.... Read more»

Casa de los Niños needs clothes for abused, neglected kids

Children at Casa de los Niños are in desperate need of summer clothing, the agency said. The crisis shelter has been full for several months, some children staying for months at a time, and its supply of warm-weather clothing is almost gone.... Read more»

Study: 10 million Americans gained health insurance

About 10.3 million Americans gained health coverage this year, primarily as a result of the Affordable Care Act, according to a study by the federal government and Harvard University, published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine.... Read more»

Message-maven culture killing compromise in Washington

Public relations techniques rule as dialogue gives way to talking points: Politicians have misled voters for as long as there have been politicians. At times, though, and not so long ago, it was not a death wish to claim to be a moderate willing to work with members of the other party. That’s hardly possible when message makers call the shots.... Read more»

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