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Have you seen the hashtag #normalizebreastfeeding on social media? It’s becoming a lot more popular as breastfeeding rates continue to rise in the U.S. But, according to the CDC, there's still room to grow. Only about half of babies are still being breastfed at 6 months of age. The agency recommends breastfeeding for a year or more.
Sep. 8, 2016
The battle over the GOP primary in Arizona’s Fifth Congressional District continued in court Thursday as attorneys for Christine Jones called a number of voters as witnesses.
Sep. 8, 2016
Skateboards are a unique way to express individuality and personal style, and Douglas Miles—one of New Times’ 100 Creatives—has used them for his canvas.
Sep. 8, 2016
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The University of Arizona Institute for LGBT Studies is hosting a first-of-its kind conference this week: it’s called “Trans*studies: An International Interdisciplinary Conference on Gender, Embodiment and Sexuality."
Sep. 8, 2016
Flower
Meet University of Arizona entomologist Justin Schmidt. He's been stung nearly 1,000 times by various insects in the course of his research.
Sep. 8, 2016
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A watchdog group is accusing a state consumer advocate of conspiring with a utility lobbyist to influence solar policy in Arizona.
Sep. 8, 2016
A 10,000 acre housing development in Buckeye that had stalled during the Great Recession is back on after the land recently sold. The development could ultimately include around 40,000 new homes.
Sep. 8, 2016
The woman accused of faking cancer to get the state of Arizona to pay for her late term abortion has been sentenced to more than 25 years in prison.
Sep. 8, 2016
Surprise’s vice mayor will step down Friday with a few months left on his term. “I’m not sure that there is a lot I could get accomplished over the next three or four months in a lame duck situation,” Biundo said.
Sep. 8, 2016
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Listen to the sounds of Zoe Clevinger conducting the Desert Vista High School Marching Band.
Sep. 8, 2016
OSIRIS-REx Atlas V rocket at the launch pad
The stage, a launch pad, is set with a 191-foot rocket standing tall, loaded with the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft ready to aim for an asteroid. The rocket was rolled to center stage Wednesday morning, covering a quarter of a mile in 40 minutes.
Sep. 8, 2016
Freeport-McMoran headquarters
Investment research company Standard and Poor’s released its ranking of largest metals companies worldwide with Arizona-based Southern Copper ranked third and Freeport McMoRan fourth.
Sep. 8, 2016
Traffic backed up on Arizona State Route 51
Phoenix police said Dinya Farmer, 49, was shot and killed while driving on State Route 51 on Wednesday night. But police don’t think this was an act of road rage or related to last year’s freeway shootings.
Sep. 8, 2016
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A Valley charter school with ties to a member of the Arizona Board of Education is being accused of illegally teaching religion.
Sep. 8, 2016
Arizona Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake
U.S. Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake have asked the Interior Department to support the establishment of a permanent memorial for the victims of the 2011 shootings in Tucson.
Sep. 8, 2016
Klebsiella bacteria
Tens of thousands of patients die every year from infections they pick up while they’re in the hospital. An Arizona-based institute has developed a screening test to find these infections early, before symptoms appear.
Sep. 8, 2016
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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona decided Wednesday to maintain its presence in Pinal County in offering marketplace insurance plans, sparing it the prospect of being the only place in the nation without an exchange under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.
Sep. 8, 2016
Laura Gómez is from Bogotá, Colombia and moved to Puerto Rico when she was 12. Laura enjoyed the beaches at first, it was an adventure. But soon, this new adventure turned bitter.
Sep. 7, 2016
As Tropical Storm Newton makes its way across parts of southeastern Arizona, Phoenix won’t likely see much more rain.
Sep. 7, 2016
An Arizona Congresswoman stepped in to change the rules after it was announced World War II’s Women Air Force Service Pilots, or WASPs, could no longer be buried at Arlington National Cemetery.
Sep. 7, 2016

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