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Candles at a protest over deaths at the Pima County jail in May 2022.

A 38-year-old man died at a hospital Thursday, five days after he began a suicide attempt at the Pima County Jail. Read more»

A QAnon supporter at an April 19, 2020, protest against COVID-19 restrictions at the Arizona Capitol.

A special committee created by the Arizona legislature to examine the state’s response to COVID-19 will feature a litany of speakers who have spread disinformation about the pandemic, vaccines, spoken at QAnon events and have conspiratorial beliefs about the virus. Read more»

Six other bills were rejected by Hobbs on Monday, bringing her running total for the year to 94, the most of any other governor before her, and with several more measures still awaiting a final decision, the Democrat is likely to break 100 soon.

Arizona Republicans seeking to restrict how trans and nonbinary students are spoken to by their teachers were rebuffed by Gov. Katie Hobbs, who vetoed a measure forcing teachers to secure parental permission before students could have their pronouns and chosen names used. Read more»

Tucson's $2.2 billion budget tops a long list of agenda items the City Council will take up this week.

The Tucson City Council will hold a study session Tuesday to discuss, oh, just about everything they've ever thought about discussing at any particular time. Plus more in other local government meetings this week. Read more»

So far this year, Hobbs has vetoed 86 bills, more than any other governor has vetoed in a single legislative session.

Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs shot down more than a dozen bills on Friday, including GOP-backed attempts to codify fetal personhood into state law, conspiracy-fueled election bills and attempts to restrict gubernatorial power. Read more»

Much of the anti-abortion evidence submitted in this case was authored by researchers who work for the anti-abortion Charlotte Lozier Institute, whose role is to defend abortion bans and restrictions with research.

The appeals court’s panel appeared to be persuaded not by the medical consensus in the federal lawsuit asking the FDA to revoke its 23-year-old approval of mifepristone, but by some of the evidence that consists largely of anecdotes, speculation, and cherry-picked studies. Read more»

Republicans at a U.S. House hearing aired frustration with the Department of Justice this week for what they contended is a lack of enforcement of a Clinton-era law that protects access to reproductive health care at anti-abortion pregnancy centers and abortion clinics. Read more»

Boards set up outside the storefront of Drumbeat, a Native American goods store located in Phoenix, display missing people posters of Indigenous people from tribal nations across Arizona. Reva Stewart displays the missing person posters to help raise awareness.

Over the past year, unmarked vans cruising the streets of tribal nations to pick up Indigenous people - individuals claiming to be legitimate healthcare providers but who were instead allegedly billing Arizona’s Medicaid system for rehabilitation services that were never provided. Read more»

Medical marijuana sold at dispensaries is not FDA-approved. The agency hasn’t vouched for its safety or efficacy or determined the proper dosage. It doesn’t inspect the facilities where the goods are produced, and it doesn’t assess quality control.

Marijuana has grown more potent and dangerous as legalization has made it more widely available, and though marijuana-related medical emergencies have landed hundreds of thousands of people in the hospital, consumer protections are spotty and have failed to keep up. Read more»

La marihuana medicinal que se vende en los dispensarios no está aprobada por la FDA. La agencia no ha garantizado su seguridad o eficacia ni ha determinado la dosis adecuada. No inspecciona las instalaciones donde se producen los bienes y no evalúa el control de calidad.

La marihuana se ha vuelto más potente y peligrosa, y aunque las emergencias médicas relacionadas con la marihuana han llevado a cientos de miles de personas al hospital, las protecciones al consumidor son irregulares y no se han mantenido al día. Read more»

A group protests rising rents in Pima County on Oct. 1, 2021.

Pima County's homeless population increased 60 percent over the last five years, leaving just over 2,200 people living outside, in shelters or transitional housing, according to point-in-time count conducted in January. Read more»

Three conservative judges with a history of rulings restricting abortion access signaled they will side with a group of doctors challenging the approval of an abortion drug. Read more»

A hazy day in Tucson on Wednesday, May 17, 2023.

Air pollution in the Tucson metro area hit harmful levels on Wednesday, with high concentrations of ground-level ozone, prompting an advisory from Pima County that residents should avoid intense physical outdoor activity. Read more»

U.S. Rep. Ruben Gallego talks to supporters in Tucson after announcing he would run for Senate, challenging former Democrat turned independent Krysten Sinema for Arizona's seat.

U.S. Treasury officials could begin targeting foreign bank accounts used to support fentanyl smuggling if a bill introduced by U.S. Rep. Ruben Gallego makes it way through Congress. Read more»

The bright purple March of Dimes Mom and Baby Unit provides health care to the uninsured, underinsured and people who are homeless in Tucson.

The March of Dimes Tucson-based Mom and Baby Mobile Unit, operated in partnership with the University of Arizona College of Medicine, is designed to address a problem that more 7 million women in the United States face – limited or no access to maternity care. Read more»

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