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Hospitals Launching Generic Drug Company
One of the problems plaguing the healthcare industry is drug costs. In an effort to combat rising drug costs, Washington Post reports a group of American hospitals are launching a generic drug company to be called Civica Rx.
Sep. 6, 2018
Brnovich, Other GOP AG
A coalition of Republican attorneys general argued Wednesday in front of a federal judge that since Congress got rid of the penalty for people to not have health insurance, the entire Affordable Care Act should be struck down.
Sep. 6, 2018
Flagstaff Moves To Create Affordable Housing
Downtown Flagstaff is growing. But all of this activity is putting a lot of pressure on the housing market there. And that means affordable housing is becoming more and more scarce.
Sep. 6, 2018
Controversy In Pima County Over Rejected Border Security Grant
Many activists argue that the money for Operation Stonegarden would pressure local law enforcement to enforce federal immigration law — but according to Pima County Sheriff Mark Napier, that couldn't be farther from reality. So, why did the Pima County Board of Supervisors make this decision? According to District 2 Supervisor Ramón Valadez.
Sep. 6, 2018
Former AZ AG Mulling Senate Run — As A Democrat
Former Arizona attorney general, and McCain’s former congressional chief of staff, Grant Woods, says he’s thinking about running for Senate in 2020 — but not as a Republican.
Sep. 6, 2018
Superintendent Douglas Loses To Riggs In Close Race
Frank Riggs, a former California congressman and Arizona gubernatorial hopeful, eked ahead of opponent Bob Branch by 359 votes. Any margin under 200 votes would have triggered an automatic recount.
Sep. 6, 2018
The Takeaway: Kavanaugh Invokes Youngstown Steel, Truman Era Ruling That Defines Executive Authority
Wednesday was day two of Brett Kavanaugh's Senate confirmation hearings, and he used the opportunity to define his judicial philosophy. He invoked the ruling in Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co. v Sawyer, a 1952 decision in which President Harry Truman was found to have exceeded his executive authority.
Sep. 6, 2018
Early Results Boost Hopes For Gene Editing Attempt
Early, partial results from a historic gene editing study give encouraging signs that the treatment may be safe and having at least some of its hoped-for effect, but it's too soon to know whether it ultimately will succeed.
Sep. 6, 2018
#RedForEd Movement Not Backing Down
#RedForEd supporters are not backing down after the Arizona Supreme Court struck down their initiative doubling taxes for Arizona's wealthiest and establishing a sustainable funding source for education.
Sep. 6, 2018
Surprise
A tough cellphone ban in the city of Surprise starts Thursday, a month after the City Council voted to join other Arizona cities and counties in banning devices while driving.
Sep. 6, 2018
Podcast Playlist: Crazy/Genius — But, Seriously, Where Are The Aliens?
Humanity may be as few as 10 years away from discovering evidence of extraterrestrial life. Once we do, it will only deepen the mystery of where alien intelligence might be hiding.
Sep. 6, 2018
The Takeaway: Google Is A No-Show During Capitol Hill Hearing On Foreign Interference
The leaders of big tech were called to Washington on Wednesday. Facebook’s Chief Operating Officer and Twitter's CEO, testified in front of Congress on what their companies are doing to ward off foreign interference. But there was also a glaring absence from the hearings. Google's leadership chose not to attend.
Sep. 6, 2018
New Housing, Parking Garage Coming To West Phoenix
New housing is coming to an established Phoenix neighborhood — and not everyone is rolling out the welcome mat. Some residents are complaininh about a proposal at the southeast corner of 31st and Glendale avenues.
Sep. 6, 2018
Changing Woman, Part 1: Kinaaldá
The traditional stories that define Navajo culture revere women. But today, rape and domestic violence rates surge. So what happened? That’s what we set out to answer in this series named after Changing Woman, or Asdzą́ą́ Nádleehé. We’ll meet the women who prove that despite generations of cultural genocide, the heart of Navajo culture still beats.
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Sep. 6, 2018
County Supervisors Unaware Of Election Troubles
Last week’s primary election results in Maricopa County were certified Wednesday by the Board of Supervisors. The board also approved funding for an audit of the election.
Sep. 5, 2018
Orientation Program Ups Detention Time, Chances To Stay
A national program with Arizona roots that teaches detained immigrants how to represent themselves in court narrowly escaped the chopping block earlier this year. A government review has found that people in the Legal Orientation Program spend more time in detention and had a better chance at being allowed to stay in the U.S.
Sep. 5, 2018
Spill Victims Cheer Mexican Supreme Court Ruling
The Mexican Supreme Court has ruled in favor of a small Sonoran community opposed to a copper mine’s tailings pond.
Sep. 5, 2018
Common Tick Spreads RMSF Across Arizona, Mexico
Since 2003, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever has struck eight Arizona counties where it formerly was not found, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Sep. 5, 2018
Maricopa County To Consider Audit Of Voting Problems
Recorder Adrian Fontes has said he takes responsibility for the mistakes that resulted in 62 Phoenix-area polling places opening late because of issues setting up equipment. He initially blamed a contractor.
Sep. 5, 2018
Most Parents Don
PDK International surveys U.S. adults about a range of issues confronting education and the teaching profession. This year, they found Americans continue to have a lot of trust in teachers, but that support only goes so far.
Sep. 5, 2018

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