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Arizona kids more fit than national average, which isn't saying much

Arizona’s schoolkids are more physically fit than their national peers, according to a report card. But that’s nothing to brag about: Kids nationwide are not even close to being active enough.... Read more»0

First in Congress? Get in line, as more women, minorities head to Hill

When Sen.-elect Kyrsten Sinema is sworn in next week, she will be the first woman to represent Arizona in the U.S. Senate – a distinction that barely stands out in a Congress filled with firsts.... Read more»0

Ms. Kirkpatrick & Mr. Stanton go to Washington.

Newly elected members of Congress Greg Stanton and Ann Kirkpatrick joined more than 80 other House members for orientation, as Democrats prepare to take control of the lower chamber for the first time in eight years.... Read more»0

Supreme Court sides with Mt. Lemmon firefighters in age-bias lawsuit

The Supreme Court said Tuesday that two Arizona firefighters can sue the Mount Lemmon Fire District for age discrimination after being laid off when they were the oldest employees in the department.... Read more»0

Obamacare open enrollment begins with lower prices, more choices in Arizona

Health insurance experts say the market is settling down after a bumpy start for Obamacare but rural prices still may rise. A shortened open enrollment runs through Dec. 15 this year.... Read more»0

Arizona flu season off to a fast start; health officials push shots

Three weeks into this flu season, Arizona has already had 96 confirmed cases of flu, slightly above last year’s numbers but close to three times the number of confirmed cases at this point in a typical year.... Read more»0

At least 8 Arizonans contracted mysterious, polio-like disease

Talen Spitzer was a healthy 10-year-old kid from Queen Creek a little more than two years ago when, in a matter of minutes, he lost control of his muscles and his hands were paralyzed. Talen was one of eight patients in Arizona since 2014 who have been confirmed victims of acute flaccid myelitis, which has no known cause.... Read more»0

White House reverses course, returns flag to half-staff to honor McCain

President Donald Trump reversed course Monday and ordered the flag over the White House lowered to half-staff to honor Arizona Sen. John McCain after briefly raising the flag Monday, less than two days after the senator’s death.... Read more»0

Ducey faces ‘unenviable’ task in picking McCain replacement

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has steadfastly refused to discuss a replacement for Sen. John McCain until after the senator’s funeral, but political consultants say the governor faces an “unenviable” task when he does name an appointee.... Read more»0