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Measles: Why it’s so deadly, and why vaccination is so vital

Some people believe measles is a benign, childhood disease that causes a bit of a rash. But the disease is one nasty "little bag of destruction" that will thrive in naive populations — and it's back with a vengeance. ... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

If border states had an actual emergency, it might look a lot like climate change

Arizona does face real emergencies — and we could use some of that extra quarter-billion in new defense spending Trump has sought since taking office.... Read more»

Bald eagle web cam at Lake Pleasant captures real-time drama of survival

Laying eggs, killer ravens and awaiting hatching are all there for the binge watching of eagles' nest at Lake Pleasant.... Read more»

Number of Arizonans who see climate change as ‘serious problem’ jumps

Concern about climate and the environment are growing to the point where more than 6 in 10 support higher taxes to deal with these issues, according to a bipartisan poll by Colorado College.... Read more»

Late push for Salton Sea improvements complicates Colorado River drought plan

Arizona lawmakers have agreed to the broad terms of a deal Gov. Doug Ducey helped negotiate but resource managers at California's largest lake remains are demanding $200 million before signing off on the deal... Read more»

Bug bombs are duds at killing pests, yet pose health risks for people

A new study has found that bug bombs, which are used by millions of Americans to kill insects such as cockroaches, often fail to eradicate those pests and yet expose consumers to potential health risks.... Read more»

Did a quarter-million Tucson Citizen newspaper stories go up in digital smoke?

The bare-bones remnants of the Tucson Citizen's online archive vanished from public view weeks ago, and corporate staff have given conflicting accounts about whether hundreds of thousands of news stories will ever be accessible again.... Read more»

'Enough is enough’: Arizona considers cellphone ban for drivers weeks after officer’s death

An officer's death and new legislative leadership could mean Arizona motorists will be banned from texting while driving after multiple bills have failed in past sessions.... Read more»

‘STOLEN’: Just one message for newly approved digital license plates

Arizona will join California as the only states to allow digital license plates on bumpers to flash vanity messages or alert that the vehicle has been stolen.... Read more»1

With smack-talking invective, lawyer groups appeal to public as one big jury pool

Athletes are legendary trash talkers. But the business groups that howl about bogus lawsuits and plaintiff lawyers who claim to fight for ordinary folks victimized by corporations aren’t exactly slouches either. Here's Exhibit A:... Read more»

UA lectures to focus on endangered vaquita porpoises

UA's free Science Tumamoc Hill lectures will focus on the world's smallest porpoise, Mexico's vaquita, which has been pushed to the brink of extinction by illegal gill net fishing.... Read more»

‘Let’s get to work’: Ducey touts accomplishments, lists water & education as top priorities

Education funding and the looming threat of water shortages were among the key issues Gov. Doug Ducey emphasized in his State of the State address Monday afternoon.... Read more»

Funding fix sought for coming wildfire season

A new $2.2 billion infusion into fighting wildland fires is welcomed news for federal agencies and academic researchers but environmentalists worry it could lead to abuses. ... Read more»

UA tree ring research showing how climate change expands tropics

Measuring tree rings shows climate change affects weather patterns that are driving tropics and deserts north. ... Read more»

ASU, Arizona make effort to enroll Chinese students

ASU students, educators and Phoenix-area community organizations are trying to attract Chinese students to campus and the millions of dollars they sink into the state's economy.... Read more»

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