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Big Pharma Raises Prescription Prices, Undercutting Trump
Reuters reported on Wednesday that 28 pharmaceutical companies are set to raise prices on over 250 drugs this year. This comes even as President Trump has made reducing the price of prescription medications a core part of his administration's healthcare agenda.
Jan. 3, 2019
Arizona
Women in Arizona who are seeking abortions now have to answer more questions from doctors about why they’re getting the procedure. That’s according to a new state law, which went into effect this week.
Jan. 3, 2019
Arizona
Arizona’s new congressional delegation is being sworn into office on Thursday. The group of politicians representing Arizona has less overall experience in the U.S. Congress than it has in the past.
Jan. 3, 2019
Millennials Leaving Traditional Religion For Christian Mysticism
Even as the number of white Americans who self-identify as Christians has dropped rather significantly over the past decade, there is other evidence to suggest that, as people move away from traditional religion, they are more likely to desire a different form of spirituality.
Jan. 3, 2019
AZ
Arizona’s minimum wage is now $11 an hour. The increase went into effect on January first. And while the bump is welcome news for some, others are concerned about the long term effects.
Jan. 3, 2019
AZ Child Care: Assistance, Funding Minimal
Affordable child care is key to keeping families together — and kids out of foster care. But, last year, lawmakers failed to accept $56 million in no-strings-attached federal funding that would go to help low-income working families afford childcare for their kids.
Jan. 3, 2019
AZ Student Fights Against
Jordan Pickett is in her third year at Mingus Union High School in Cottonwood. And she wants to blend in with the rest of the junior class, but every day when she goes to school, she feels embarrassed by something that she has to wear: a red badge.
Jan. 3, 2019
Fears Of Vandalism At Parks Grow As Shutdown Continues
The federal government shutdown is in its 13th day, and thousands of workers remain out of work or on furlough. The National Parks system is also deeply affected, with a large percentage of them currently closed.
Jan. 3, 2019
‘Roma’ Shines Light On Domestic Workers In Mexico
Labor advocates in Mexico are using "Roma," which tells the fictional story of an upper middle-class family in the Roma section of Mexico City, to advocate for improving conditions for real-life domestic workers.
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Jan. 3, 2019
It’s Snowing In Sonora! Be Careful On The Roads
Authorities are calling for caution in areas of neighboring Sonora, Mexico, where winter storms have left highways covered with snow.
Jan. 2, 2019
Chinese Smuggling Bust Could Help Endangered Porpoise In Mexico
Chinese authorities recently busted a leading fish smuggling syndicate in an effort to protect an endangered porpoise in Mexico’s Sea of Cortez.
Jan. 2, 2019
Kyl Gives Farewell After Short Senate Stint
Arizona’s outgoing Senator Jon Kyl said he kept busy during his brief tenure in the U.S. Senate. Kyl made his parting comments about four months after he was appointed to fill the late Sen. John McCain’s seat.
Jan. 2, 2019
Methane Released When Greenland Ice Sheet Melts
An international team has found that meltwater from beneath the Greenland ice sheet is brimming with methane. The findings suggest glacial melt could provide substantial amounts of the greenhouse gas globally.
Jan. 2, 2019
Auditor: Murphy District Financial Records Not Compliant
What that means is now the Arizona Board of Education can withhold up to 10 percent of the state funding Murphy gets until its finances are in compliance. The next state board meeting is the end of January.
Jan. 2, 2019
Union President: Shutdown Damaging Workforce
The partial shutdown of the federal government is now in its second week. For many of the workers affected by the shutdown, a resolution can’t come quickly enough.
Jan. 2, 2019
Leader Who Helped Transform Downtown Phoenix Retires
David Krietor has seen the scope of the change that’s happened in downtown Phoenix, and he’s been a big part of it. But on Jan. 1, a new president took over Downtown Phoenix, Inc. and Krietor retired.
Jan. 2, 2019
BBC Look-Ahead: What
The Show usually brings you a weekly look ahead at the international stories coming in the week ahead. But as a new year begins, here's a look at what’s to come in 2019 with BBC’s Rob Hugh-Jones.
Jan. 2, 2019
AZ Cardinals Fire Head Coach, Seeking Replacement
Earlier this week, a handful of NFL teams fired their head coaches, and the Arizona Cardinals organization was one of them, letting Steve Wilks go after only one season.
Jan. 2, 2019
Boas: Arizona Republic
The Arizona Republic has released its list of the 10 Arizona Newsmakers to watch in 2019, which includes federal and state lawmakers and other public policy influencers.
Jan. 2, 2019
Churches Ask For Help For Dropped Off Migrants
ICE officials have been dropping off migrants at some local churches, and the holidays and government shutdown haven’t slowed things down. If anything, activists say, resources are strained by the number of migrants needing assistance.
Jan. 2, 2019

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