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Are you sneezing or having trouble breathing? Well gesundheit, you’re not alone. Much of the Valley has been under a High Pollution Advisory for the past few days.
May. 5, 2017
University of Arizona
The University of Arizona will not be opening a veterinary school as planned, after losing an appeal Thursday to become accredited.
May. 5, 2017
Direct Selling
Anne Schneider loves being a nurse. But she’s also really digging her new office. It’s wherever she wants it to be.
May. 5, 2017
Pregnant woman
The Arizona Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control want to know what it’s like to be pregnant.
May. 5, 2017
More people are living on Valley streets compared to last year while the overall number of homeless people dropped a bit. That’s according to figures released Thursday from the homeless Point-in-Time count.
May. 5, 2017
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The University of Arizona’s medical school in downtown Phoenix is welcoming a new dean. Dr. Guy Reed will begin his new post in July. He’s currently the chair of the University of Tennessee’s Department of Medicine.
May. 4, 2017
Chicanos Por La Causa
A longtime Valley civic leader known for his work with community organizations has passed away. Pete Garcia was the CEO of Chicanos por La Causa for 25 years. Garcia is credited with developing many of the organization’s programs that now serve nearly 200,000 people in Arizona, Nevada and New Mexico.
May. 4, 2017
Phoenix Sunset
Modeling can help predict the future. There are environmental models, climate models, political models and many others. But these different kinds of models don’t always take each other into account.
May. 4, 2017
injection table
Recent executions in Arkansas, as well as the decision by Ohio Gov. John Kasich to delay several executions pending a legal review has kept the issue of the death penalty and lethal injection on the minds of many Americans.
May. 4, 2017
doctor
Arizona has a huge shortage of physicians — especially in rural areas. And that extends to mental health care, as well. One option that is offering more opportunities is telemental health, with psychological or psychiatric care being provided remotely. The University of Arizona is considered a national leader in telebehavioral health.
May. 4, 2017
 border fence
Representatives from the four Arizona counties that share a border with Mexico have come together to start a new group. The Arizona Border Counties Coalition will be advocating for economic development and cross-border cooperation, among other things.
May. 4, 2017
Pills
Nationally, publicly funded contraceptive services are also widely used by women. A new study from the Guttmacher Institute shows 6.2 million women received publicly-funded contraceptive services from more than 10,000 clinics in 2015. And, not just Planned Parenthood.
May. 4, 2017
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Planned Parenthood funding in Arizona is under threat in the state budget proposal being debated in the Legislature today. We speak with Bre Thomas, CEO of the Arizona Family Health Partnership. She says if the Department of Health Services was giving out this money, a 2012 state law would bar the state from giving it to agencies that provide abortion services.
May. 4, 2017
teacher with children
State lawmakers are scheduled to debate, and then vote on, the new state budget later today. The package of bills passed through House and Senate committees on Wednesday. One of the key issues has been education — specifically pay raises for teachers.
May. 4, 2017
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A team from The Arizona Republic decided to dig into the records to learn how $80 million provided to the Navajo Nation for housing was actually being used.
May. 4, 2017
health
Almost all of Arizona’s Republicans threw their support behind the replacement for the Affordable Care Act, which narrowly passed the U.S. House on Thursday.
May. 4, 2017
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In a text message exchange between dead Romeo and Juliet, we hear about their entertaining day-to-day life in heaven and hell, respectively.
May. 4, 2017
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It's the free market that decides which jobs stay and which jobs go, and technology and innovation are changing the present and shaping the future of the U.S. labor market.
May. 4, 2017
Army National Guard
Chair of the Armed Services Committee, U.S. Sen. John McCain of Arizona, joined the chorus of voices this week expressing concern about the nomination of Mark Green for Army secretary. Green’s nomination has been controversial because of comments he’s made about the LGBT community, including calling transgender a “disease.”
May. 4, 2017
Kyrsten Sinema
We start today’s program by looking into a much-anticipated political battle that’s not going to happen. Arizona’s 9th District Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, one of the state’s acknowledged Democratic superstars, has decided not to challenge Sen. Jeff Flake next year when he’s up for re-election.
May. 4, 2017

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