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Some Arizona County Health Departments are dealing with the national shortage of a common drug used to test patients for Tuberculosis.  TB testing with Tubersol, a solution that is shot under the skin, will be temporarily suspended by the Pima and Yuma County Health Departments until supplies are available again.
April 08, 2013
Some call it a national crisis, and studies show that Hispanic and African-American males are more likely to drop out of school than other students. Martine Garcia is the president of the Chandler-Gilbert Community College Minority Male Initiative Group.
April 08, 2013
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April 08, 2013
Arizona Senator John McCain says the 'Gang of Eight' is continuing to work on an immigration reform bill. And he told interviewers on CBS' Face the Nation what he expects will be in it. “We need to have a path to citizenship and we need to have secure borders, and we also have to address the issue of 40 percent of the people who came here illegally, they didn’t cross our borders; they came here on a visa and overstayed their visa,” McCain said.
April 08, 2013
A new report says voluntary programs to keep mercury thermostats out of the trash in Arizona, and across the country, are failing. Michael Bender of the Mercury Policy Project says the programs, run by manufacturers, have captured just a small portion of the thermostats that have come out of service in the last ten years.
April 08, 2013
Senator John McCain says the saber-rattling coming out of North Korea could be a problem. McCain told interviewers on CBS' Face the Nation on Sunday, China could help stop North Korea. “China does hold the key to this problem,” McCain said.
April 08, 2013
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio now says he plans to expand his volunteer, armed school posse, as well as the controversial paintball training he is conducting at an abandoned Phoenix-area school.
April 08, 2013
We are pleased to share the voices and conversations of our community from StoryCorps Phoenix. StoryCorp Phoenix is the project that records the stories of everyday people and archives them at the Library of Congress.
April 08, 2013
The new Sky Train begins operating Monday at Sky Harbor Airport and will make it easier for travelers to get around. New Sky Train at Sky Harbor Airport. (Photo courtesy of City of Phoenix Department of Aviation)The Sky Train, an automated, free airport transportation system, will run from Terminal 4 to the Metro Light Rail on 44th and Washington streets.
April 07, 2013
High school athletes and other people vulnerable to concussions will have better access to care after a new clinic opens this week in Phoenix. Waiting room of the Banner Concussion Center.(Photo courtesy of Banner Concussion Center) The Banner Concussion Center will officially see patients Tuesday.
April 07, 2013
Mexico's president has nominated a new consul general for Phoenix. The nominee previously led Mexico's consulates in El Paso and Nogales. Nominee Roberto Rodriguez Hernandez has spent more than three decades in the Mexican foreign service, including the division that oversees the protection of Mexican's rights abroad.
April 05, 2013
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 Agency.
April 05, 2013
The Federal Aviation Administration says it will delay the closures of towers at 149 airports across the country, including four in Arizona.Towers were supposed to have started closing Sunday night, but the FAA says it’ll now wait until June 15.
April 05, 2013
United States drug czar Gil Kerlikowske met with local mayors in Phoenix on Thursday to talk border security and drug trafficking. U.S. Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy Gil Kerlikowske, center, visited with (from left), Surprise Mayor Sharon Wolcott, Avondale Mayor Marie Lopez Rogers, Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, Phoenix City Councilman Michael Nowakowski, and Phoenix Chief of Police Daniel Garcia.
April 05, 2013
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano says federal budget cuts may not hit border security as hard as she previously thought.  Napolitano met with law enforcement and business leaders in Houston Thursday.
April 05, 2013
There is a bridge with no name over the Santa Cruz River. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held last week in the community of Rio Rico. But the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors can’t agree on what to call it.
April 05, 2013
This morning, theatre critic Robrt Pela reviewed Theatre Works' production of "Musical of Musicals (The Musical). "Musical of Musicals (The Musical)" has a beard a mile long. This send-up of Broadway tuners should at this point in the "let's spoof-musical theater game," play like a post-peak retread, an after-thought of irony or a late-to-the-party lesser-than.
April 05, 2013
The Arizona House of Representatives has given its preliminary approval to a measure that would make privately minted gold and silver coins legal tender in the state. Under the bill, those coins would be no different under state law than the U.
April 05, 2013
Cactus League baseball drew more than 1.7 million fans to local stadiums this spring. Tempe Diablo Stadium, spring training home of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in Tempe. (Photo by Nick Blumberg - KJZZ) That's about 20,000 more fans than last year, but it’s a record that comes with an asterisk.
April 04, 2013
The Arizona Senate rejected a bill Thursday making it easier to fire some low-performing teachers The measure would have allowed experienced teachers to be placed on probationary status.That status allows a school board to fire a teacher with little notice.
April 04, 2013

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