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Arizona's Medicaid program has cancelled a planned 5 percent cut to hospitals, doctors and other medical professionals after they objected and costs came in lower than expected.
June 10, 2015
A federal judge will hold a June 23 hearing to consider blocking implementation of a recently passed Arizona law that would require doctors to tell women they can reverse the effects of a drug-induced abortion.
June 10, 2015
Sheriff Joe Arpaio celebrated 22.5 years in office on Tuesday. Sheriff Cal Boies who served until 1968 was previously the longest-serving sheriff.
June 09, 2015
A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday in favor of stricter regulation aimed at abortion clinics in Texas. The decision was in response to a legal challenge by groups who argue the new rules are unconstitutional.
June 09, 2015
The West has had a wet spring, but that hasn’t tamped down fire danger.
June 09, 2015
A California-based recycling company is trying a new tactic to stop aluminum cans from Arizona ending up California.
June 09, 2015
Tesla Motors has secured approval to do more than $15 million of new construction at the industrial park east of Reno where it's building its $5 billion gigafactory.
June 09, 2015
Gov. Doug Ducey said Arizona needs to be wary and defend its water supplies as the historic drought on the Colorado River continues.
June 09, 2015
Advocates are asking the Arizona Legislature to reconsider spending nearly $50 million for a private prison expansion plan. Earlier this year, lawmakers allocated the money to accommodate 2,000 new medium security prisoners.
June 09, 2015
The lawsuit filed Monday is aimed at forcing the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to publish a plan that includes guidelines for when the wolves can be removed from the endangered species list.
June 09, 2015
Customs officials in the border town of Douglas arrested a 17-year-old boy after finding his bicycle's tires stuffed with more than three pounds of marijuana.
June 09, 2015
This year’s spring rains and snow have eased New Mexico’s drought and made it less likely that we’ll see huge, damaging wildfires this season. But in the big picture, fire ecologists say it’s not a matter of if there will be fire, it’s when. They're trying to use flames now to protect watersheds for years to come.
June 09, 2015
The Arizona Diamondbacks selected Vanderbilt slugger Dansby Swanson with the No. 1 pick Monday night, setting off a history-making run at the position.
June 09, 2015
The National Park Service said a visitor spotted suspicious pipes underwater on Sunday afternoon south of Katherine Landing on the Arizona side of the lake.
June 09, 2015
In a $400 million deal, Maryland-based Host Hotels and Resorts has acquired the Phoenician, which was built in 1988. The 643-room resort is set on 300 acres at the base of Camelback Mountain in Scottsdale.
June 09, 2015
Plague is rare in Arizona, but can be deadly. So, Grand Canyon National Park has partnered with Coconino County to monitor for the disease.
June 09, 2015
Melanoma rates have doubled across the nation in the past three decades, according to the Center for Disease Control.
June 09, 2015
Pima County is asking the Arizona Supreme Court to excuse it from a new state law that would cost it millions of dollars.
June 08, 2015
The Tucson Audubon Society is trying to slow down a large-scale housing development planned near a small town in Southern Arizona.
June 08, 2015
San Juan County volunteer firefighters respond to about 2,000 calls a year on the Navajo Nation. And they’ve done it for more than two decades. But the New Mexico county fire department said it can no longer afford to provide emergency services to the eastern portion of the Navajo Nation.
June 08, 2015

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