Sponsored by
story archive

Stories by Allie Bice

3 men and a maybe: Can ex-foes Trump and McCain, Flake get along?

Of the 20 states with two Republican senators, only one state had both of those senators publicly declare they would not vote for their party’s presidential nominee this year – Arizona.... Read more»0

 1 2 >

If Obamacare goes away, coverage will stay – for the moment

Despite Donald Trump’s promise to repeal the Affordable Care Act in his first 100 days in office, health policy experts say those who have enrolled in the Obamacare marketplace are “more than likely” to keep their coverage for 2017.... Read more»0

Experts: It’s not too late to vaccinate for possibly strong flu strain

Arizona is still about a month away from peak flu season, but medical experts are advising residents to get vaccinated “sooner rather than later” to head off an expected variant of the H1N1 virus.... Read more»0

'Health index' scores Az counties on residents’ welfare, major health issues

Diabetes, hypertension and depression are the biggest problems facing Arizona counties, according to a new nationwide health index map that also scored counties on whether they tend to be more healthy or less.... Read more»0

McCain warns against Russian overtures day after Trump and Putin talk

Sen. John McCain issued a stern warning Tuesday against smoothing relations with Russia, one day after President-elect Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed that the two countries need to do just that.... Read more»0

Court won’t block ballot-collection law opponents say hurts minorities

A federal appeals court handed Arizona Democrats a setback Friday, refusing to block a new state law that makes it a felony for anyone but a family member or caregiver to collect another person’s mail-in ballot. ... Read more»0

Trump, Clinton wooing of Latino voters does not extend to TV ads

Latinos could account for almost 1 million voters in Arizona this year, but the presidential campaigns have spent relatively little on Spanish-language television advertising, according to a review of Federal Communications Commission filings on the ads. ... Read more»0

Az faces steepest Obamacare hike in U.S.; subsidies could curb pain

Arizona residents can expect to see the largest rate increases in the nation when open enrollment for Obamacare begins next week, but advocates say those increases should be offset by similarly large increases in tax credits for consumers.... Read more»0

Despite premium increases, feds forecast 1 million more Obamacare signups

Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell predicted Wednesday that 13.8 million people will sign up for Obamacare when open enrollment begins Nov. 1, even though they will face fewer options and higher premiums in states like Arizona.... Read more»0

Feds won’t press Gold King Mine spill criminal case, angering senators

Lawmakers on Monday questioned the Justice Department’s decision not to prosecute officials in connection with the Gold King Mine spill, which dumped nearly 3 million gallons of toxins into the Animas River last year.... Read more»0

Settlement against Yavapai hospital called win for whistleblowers

A national expert on whistleblowers Wednesday welcomed the multimillion-dollar settlement of charges against the Yavapai Regional Medical Center as “a great example” of how the system should work.... Read more»0

Inspector general report says problems persist at Phoenix VA hospital

Two years after problems with health care were first uncovered at the Phoenix Veterans Affairs hospital, an inspector general’s report released Tuesday said patients there “continued to encounter delays in obtaining” care.... Read more»0

Lawmakers question credentials of new Phoenix VA director

Arizona lawmakers are expressing concern over the “questionable record” the newly appointed director of the Phoenix Veterans Affairs Health Care System racked up in her previous VA positions.... Read more»1

Tribal leaders give Obama high marks for Native American relations

President Barack Obama told tribal leaders Monday that they had come a long way since he took office eight years ago, but that there is still work to be done to solve problems in Indian Country.... Read more»0

One less battle: Treatment courts keep vets out of jail, in recovery

Veterans treatment courts divert vets who have been charged with a crime and connects them to services. The programs can cut repeat offenses and veteran homelessness sharply, advocates say... Read more»0

Tucson funeral homes get high marks in national survey

Tucson “stacks up fairly well” in a recent report on potentially misleading pricing policies for cremation services, with all but one of the city’s funeral homes surveyed found to be in compliance with federal rules.... Read more»0

 1 2 >