About 100 people gathered in Steele Indian School Park on Wednesday in response to a recent congressional announcement alleging that about 40 veterans in Arizona died as a result of a delay in care at the Phoenix VA health care system.
April 16, 2014

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State lawmakers have approved a bill putting extra requirements into place for so-called health insurance navigators.
April 16, 2014
The Valley’s second-largest city made a change in leadership Wednesday. Mesa will hold an election this summer to replace outgoing Mayor Scott Smith.
April 16, 2014
Some people who get food assistance in the Valley will soon see fresh meat on their tables. The St. Mary’s Food Bank is getting beef donations from the Arizona Cattlemen’s Association.
April 16, 2014
The 13th annual Phoenix Improv Festival kicks off Thursday at the Herberger Theater Center.
April 16, 2014
The Arizona Senate has approved a bill that would allow cities and towns to enter restricted federal land without permission in emergencies.
April 16, 2014

NPR News

A study with dermatologists adds to growing evidence that free drug samples influence doctors' prescribing habits. The cost difference to patients can be hundreds of dollars per office visit.
April 16, 2014
The new version of the standardized test for college admissions, set to go into effect in 2016, will do away with obscure vocabulary words and cut multiple choice answer options from five to four.
April 16, 2014
Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is committing more of his considerable fortune to getting gun safety laws passed. The initiative will support a grass-roots effort that seeks to enlist women.
April 16, 2014
Young ultra-Orthodox Jews are increasingly pursuing college degrees or joining the workforce. That's challenged matchmaking customs, and led to a new service that connects like-minded men and women.
April 16, 2014
According to the Nigerian military, all but eight of the girls kidnapped from a Nigerian boarding school have been rescued. As many as 100 girls had been abducted by militants earlier in the week.
April 16, 2014