New figures from the Centers for Disease Control &
Prevention show teen birth rates in Arizona
and around the country have dropped to historic lows. They’re down nearly 40
percent since 2001 in Arizona, but still among
the highest in the United
The company that once provided health care services for Arizona’s 33,000 inmates told state officials the corrections health system “is broken and does not provide a constitutional level of care.” That information came from records unsealed by a federal court on Tuesday.
A new report says lax inspection procedures by the state
Cosmetology Board put public health at risk. The Auditor General says a review
of 54 beauty shops licensed over a 6-year period found 22 of them had still not
Yesterday was the first day of fall, and the state’s
forecast is reflecting that. There is a
freeze warning in Flagstaff
until 8 a.m. Monday, and the temperature there got down to 32 degrees Monday morning.
Arizona’s mortgage industry is suffering more job losses. JPMorgan Chase said it will lay off an additional 500 employees at its refinancing division in the Phoenix area. Chase spokesperson Suzanne Ryan said the company has sent out pink slips to a total of 720 mortgage processors since August.
The Governor's Office of Highway Safety says DUI
numbers for the St. Patrick's Day holiday were down from last year with 273
people arrested, compared to 289, a year ago. Office Director Alberto Gutier
says the numbers show the effort to combat drunk driving, is working.
Jerry Colangelo brought the Phoenix Suns and Arizona Diamondbacks to the Valley and continues to be influential in the worlds of sports and business.Colangelo explains how Grand Canyon University's leap into Division One athletics--and the hiring of former NBA star Dan Majerle as its head men's basketball coach--will be a plus for the Valley sports scene.
New research from the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
finds it's getting tougher to keep kids away from tobacco, and the Centers for
Disease Control say more than one in six Arizona
teens either smokes or chews tobacco products.
NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity will be on its own
for a little while starting next week. Jim Bell, a professor for Arizona State University's School of Earth and Space Exploration, told us why and what it will be doing in the interim.
April marks the start of Ozone Season in the Valley, which runs through
September -- a longer-than-average season for higher levels of ozone
Ozone is produced when heat and sunlight interact with vehicle emissions
and other chemicals in the air, so the long, hot days of summer are
prime conditions for producing elevated ozone levels.
One day after his release,
Louis Taylor says he’s trying to adjust to his freedom. Taylor was released from prison on Tuesday,
after serving 40 years behind bars.
Louis Taylor breaks down as he talks about when he was convicted in 1973 of setting the Pioneer Hotel fire
and responsible for the deaths of 29 people who died in the blaze.
Tucson-based defense contractor Raytheon Missile Systems was
awarded more than $250 million in two Defense Department contracts
Friday, which fulfill commitments from the Army and the US Missile Defense
A grocery chain with outlets in Arizona says it will start requiring the labeling of genetically modified foods in its stores. Whole Foods is the first major retailer in the country to announce the change, but it won’t take effect until 2018.
Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne is planning to file a lawsuit challenging the city of Bisbee's new civil union ordinance. He's also continuing efforts to challenge marshals in the polygamous community of Colorado City.
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