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Firefighters Dealing With Denied Compensation Claims
Some Arizona firefighters are fighting more than fires — they’re also fighting their cities.
May. 10, 2019
LDS Church Makes Changes On Weddings, LGBT Rights
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints this month announced a change to its policy on weddings, in an effort to allow more friends and family members to be able to take part in them.
May. 10, 2019
U.S. Chamber Of Commerce Makes Bipartisan Shift
President Trump hasn't forgotten the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's criticism during the 2016 campaign, so the powerful lobbying organization is moving to be more bipartisan.
May. 10, 2019
AZ Superintendent Creates Position Focused On Equity
Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman is hiring for a new position: an associate superintendent of equity, diversity and inclusion.
May. 10, 2019
AG Makes Case To Overturn Injunction Blocking Anti-Israel-Boycott Law
Arizona's attorney general is making the case that a 9th U.S. Circuit Court ruling that blocks implementation of an anti-Israeli boycott law should be overturned.
May. 10, 2019
Banner Alzheimer’s Institute Plans Tucson Memory Center
The Banner Alzheimer's Institute has announced plans to build a multidisciplinary memory and research center in Tucson. The 10,000-square-foot Toole Family Memory Center will house research as well as patient and family services.
May. 10, 2019
Fewer Arizonans Vaccinate Kindergartners
More Arizonans are choosing not to vaccinate younger children. Jessica Rigler with the state’s Department of Health Services said more parents of kindergartners are seeking exemptions for vaccines.
May. 10, 2019
Last Day For Phoenix Voters To Request Early Ballot By Mail
Friday is the last day for registered voters to request an early ballot by mail for the city of Phoenix’s runoff election on May 21. Completed early ballots must be received no later than 7 p.m. on May 21. Voters also can cast ballots early in person by May 17 at City Hall.
May. 10, 2019
Mining Company Sues Its Own Retirees To Change Benefits Provided
Copper mining company Asarco sued its own retirees and several unions representing its former workers in federal court on Monday. The company is seeking a ruling that it is allowed to change employee benefits, for both current and retired workers, through a new plan outlined in a collective bargaining agreement.
May. 10, 2019
A Tale Of 2 Hospitals: Public Health Care Design Evolves
Hospital design evolves as technology and health care evolve. For the Maricopa County public health system, that’s meant a need for more behavioral health beds for a growing population and more awareness for mental health. The final part of this series looks at the future of Maricopa Integrated Health System.
Part I: Maricopa County Public Health Care Today
Part II: County Hospital's Designer An Arizona Icon
May. 10, 2019
AZ Republican Joins Budget Boycott Over Sex Abuse Bill
State budget negotiations stalled Thursday when a second GOP lawmaker said she won't vote for a spending plan unless the state gives victims of childhood sexual abuse more time to sue their attackers.
May. 10, 2019
Border Patrol Warns Migrants Of Arizona
U.S. Border Patrol is once again warning migrants of the dangers of crossing the Arizona-Mexico border as temperatures heat up in the desert. But the agency is facing new challenges on the border.
May. 10, 2019
House OKs Restriction On
Rep. Ben Toma, R-Peoria, says prosecutors use the serial offender designation as "a big hammer" to get plea deals.
May. 10, 2019
Tucson Student Facing Deportation Released By Border Patrol
Desert View High School senior Thomas Torres has been released from Border Patrol custody, and friends and family are raising funds to help support his legal case.
May. 9, 2019
Vaping Regulation Bill Vote Postponed In State House
For the second time this week, a vote on anti-vaping legislation was postponed in the House. The bill would raise the state’s legal age for buying e-cigarettes to 21, but a rival bill in the Senate, backed by health advocates, would regulate vaping products like tobacco.
May. 9, 2019
Poet Buys 7,000 Mercury Tickets To Sell Out Home Opener
The Phoenix Mercury will hold their home opener for the 2019 season on May 31. The WNBA team has sold out a regular-season game just once. But one supporter has made it his mission to pack the arena again.
May. 9, 2019
Skin Cancer Surgeons Who Receive Personal Feedback Improve Practices
Skin cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the United States, with annual treatment costs topping $8 billion. Now, a new study has found a novel way to improve one skin cancer surgery and lower medical costs: A letter from a colleague.
May. 9, 2019
Arizona State Library To Award More Than $675K To Libraries
The Arizona State Library will award more than $675,000 in grant money to 53 libraries across the state. The money comes from the federal Library Services and Technology Act and is used to support library services in all 50 states.
May. 9, 2019
Q&AZ: How Long Will A New Arizona Travel ID Be Valid?
Arizona residents will need to get a new form of state identification if they want to get through TSA checkpoints in 2020. A listener used our Q&AZ submission form to find out how often the new state IDs will have to be renewed.
May. 9, 2019
Unusual Shooting Surprises And Disturbs Cuernavaca, Mexico
It was an unusual shooting in a city just 50 miles away from Mexico City. It happened in daylight on the main square, and a few steps away from reporters doing interviews.
May. 9, 2019

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