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Mohave County Leads Arizona In Highest Suicide Rates
The Arizona Violent Death Reporting System studied all reported suicides in Arizona from 2015 to 2017 — that overall number was 3,678 during that time frame. The analysis found Mohave County led the state in suicides per capita.
Oct. 22, 2019
Arizona Medicaid Work Requirement On Hold For Now
Arizona Medicaid recipients will not have to prove they’re working, looking for work, volunteering or in school in order to get their health benefits. That’s because the state’s Medicaid program, AHCCCS, has put its implementation of work requirements on hold.
Oct. 22, 2019
Many AZ Adults Stuck Waiting For Spot In Education Programs
The number of adult Arizonans looking for adult education programs is in the thousands. However, funding for education like GED programs has been stagnant for over 20 years.
Oct. 22, 2019
Here Are The Improvements Scottsdales $319M Bond Would Fund
Scottsdale voters will be casting their vote on a $319 million bond in November. The money would go to everything from public safety to road repairs and improvements to WestWorld, the city’s event center. The city hasn’t passed a bond this size in nearly two decades. But this bond has the unanimous support of the Scottsdale City Council.
Oct. 22, 2019
Balloon-Launching Site Plan Continues In Pima County
A contract to build World View’s high-altitude balloon-launching facility in Pima County will continue as planned, despite challenges claiming the deal illegally used public dollars.
Oct. 22, 2019
Sonoran City Is A Rising Outdoor Destination, Thanks To New Park
The city of Alamos, Sonora, is known internationally for its colonial charm. That’s attracted a sizable expatriate community. But an interesting conservation effort is starting to put the picturesque pueblo on the map as an outdoor destination as well. Supporters hope it brings environmental benefits for the unique ecosystem, but also economic benefits for the town.
Oct. 22, 2019
Water Contamination Forces Department Of Corrections To Change Wells At Douglas Prison
After inmates in the Douglas prison complained their drinking water was brown and tasted like diesel fuel, the Arizona Department of Corrections has confirmed water at the prison had a “noticeable petroleum odor and taste.”
Oct. 21, 2019
Forest Service Seeks Public Input On Another 4FRI Initiative
The public has a 90-day window to weigh in on the largest forest restoration project in the U.S. The project spans over 1 million acres of ponderosa pine forest in northern Arizona.
Oct. 21, 2019
Arizona Companys Shuttle Made Of Mostly 3D-Printed Parts
An Arizona company has developed an eco-friendly shuttle made up mostly of 3D-printed parts. Chandler-based Local Motors manufactures the electric self-driving shuttle, which can fit up to eight people.
Oct. 21, 2019
After Search, Body Recovered From Hermosillo Sewer
After nearly a week of searching, authorities have recovered the body of an Hermosillo man who fell into a massive sinkhole. The 62-year-old man was found a quarter mile from where he fell into a sinkhole.
Oct. 21, 2019
Billions Of Dollars Waived In Mexico To Ghost Companies
In Mexico, an investigation has revealed that the current administration recently waived billions of dollars in taxes assessed to ghost companies, many of which were used to launder money. One of them was operated by a powerful drug cartel.
Oct. 21, 2019
Arizona Holds Public Meeting On Subminimum Wages
Earlier this year, the U.S. House of Representatives moved to end a practice that allows employers to pay people with disabilities less than minimum wage.
Oct. 21, 2019
Sirven: Throwing The Entire Kitchen Sink At Alzheimers
A new near-infrared light cap is a novel but promising approach to treating Alzheimer’s disease, and it’s just one of many, many other attempts to fight the disease as it becomes more prevalent.
Oct. 21, 2019
Report Highlights Overworked Disability Case Workers
Challenges at the state Department of Economic Security’s Developmental Disabilities Division are not getting any better.
Oct. 21, 2019
Medicaid Spending Down In 2019 But States Aim To Spend More
Spending on Medicaid dropped nationwide during the 2019 fiscal year, coinciding with a decrease in enrollment in the health care program. States, however, are already planning on spending more going forward
Oct. 21, 2019
Self-Driving Cars May Not Be Ready For General Use
Progress on self-driving cars continues, as technology advances into the realm of self-driving trucks and grocery delivery provided by smaller autonomous vehicles, but some observers recommend pumping the brakes on how soon we’ll see self-driving automobiles in broad use.
Oct. 21, 2019
Several Arizona School Districts Sue Vaping Companies
Four school districts in Arizona have joined a class-action lawsuit against Juul and other e-cigarette makers, including the Tolleson Union High School District and Tucson Unified School District, one of the largest in the state.
Oct. 21, 2019
Arizona Legislature Prepares For Battle Over Sanctuary Cities
It seems the 2020 legislative session will feature, in part, a battle over so-called sanctuary cities.
Oct. 21, 2019
BBC Look-Ahead: Russia Hosting African Leaders
A major gathering is set to kick off this week in the Russian city of Sochi, and it could have significant global implications.
Oct. 21, 2019
Scottsdale Turns Recycled Water Into Drinking Water
As of last month, Scottsdale’s Advanced Water Treatment Plant at the city’s water campus in North Scottsdale got permission to do something no other Arizona city can do: turn recycled water into drinking water.
Oct. 21, 2019

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