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An ASU study, published in Journal of Functional Foods, showed that eating 1.5 ounces of almonds can reduce levels of C reactive protein, which is part of a chain that can lead to heart disease, in people with progressed Type 2 diabetes. Read more»

A sign on an ATM notes that one of two Chase branches in Nogales has closed.

In late September, U.S. Sen. McCain wrote letters accusing Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Chase and Citigroup of scaling back services and closing branches in communities along the U.S.-Mexico border. Read more» 3

This photo atop Diane Douglas’ campaign Facebook page shares her disdain for the Common Core State Standards for education.

If her current lead holds, Arizona will elect as superintendent of public instruction a Tea Party Republican who has made eliminating the state’s version of the Common Core central to her campaign. Diane Douglas’ stance on the standards has aroused concerns among education advocates and contributed to the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s decision to endorse Democrat David Garcia. Read more» 1

The Ludwig family (from left: Troy, Cole and Yvonne) has had Bandit, Cole’s service dog, for almost a year. When Bandit barks, Cole’s parents know they need to get to their son quickly. Suffering from cerebral palsy and epilepsy, Cole has silent seizures up to 10 times a week that can cause him to stop breathing.

Cole Ludwig’s closest friend is Bandit, a German shepherd who fetches tennis balls the 8-year-old pushes off his wheelchair and playfully takes off his owner’s socks when Cole’s mother isn’t looking – and even when she is. When Bandit barks, as he is trained to do, Cole’s parents know they need to get to their son quickly. Suffering from cerebral palsy and epilepsy, Cole has silent seizures up to 10 times a week that can cause him to stop breathing. Read more»

This image from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows the Ebola virus.

With Texas seeing the nation’s first case of the Ebola virus, which is often fatal, health officials say Arizona has the right procedures in place in the unlikely event that a case turns up here. Read more»

Arizona has had one of the nation's highest rates of suicide in recent years, and while that rate has barely climbed for the state's overall population one segment has seen a substantial increase: middle-aged men. Experts say the state's poor economy has been a factor. Read more»

Kent Frison, Cave Creek Unified School District’s associate superintendent of operations and finance, said he wants to be able to increase employees’ salaries to make up for years without providing raises.

Gov. Jan Brewer has said the state will appeal a judge's decision that Arizona must make a first payment of $317 million to make up for shorting school districts during the Great Recession. Read more»