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FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has said he wants the commission to repeal net neutrality rules, and that could come as soon as Thursday when he and his four fellow commissioners meet.
Dec. 12, 2017
NASA will conduct its latest test of parachutes for its Orion spacecraft at the Yuma Proving Ground on Wednesday.
Dec. 12, 2017
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New research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows some sobering trends in non-fatal self-inflicted harm among kids and young adults. The study looked at 10- to 24-year-olds.
Dec. 11, 2017
The Southwestern U.S. could get 60 percent more rain by the end of the century than it currently gets — that’s according to new research from the National Center for Atmospheric Research.
Dec. 11, 2017
BBC Look Ahead
French President Emmanuel Macron will host a climate summit starting tomorrow, on the second anniversary of the Paris climate accords.
Dec. 11, 2017
California condor chick
No one hunts the California Condor, one of the largest flying birds in the world. But the endangered bird has a problem only hunters can solve.
Dec. 11, 2017
The American West is known for its wide open spaces. Those open spaces can make for some pretty epic road trips, unless, that is, you have an electric vehicle and you’re stuck hours away from a charge.
Dec. 11, 2017
Allyson Yoder
Art is being used to help people with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias decrease stress, even communicate. And around the Valley, organizations, including Scottsdale Arts, are creating programs to help improve quality of life.
Dec. 11, 2017
dental clinic camping out
We live in an age when people camp out in front of stores for the latest smartphone, but it’s also an age when people standing in line for days to get dental care.
Dec. 8, 2017
The number of flu cases is on the rise and we haven’t hit our peak season yet.
Dec. 8, 2017
Tempe firefighters
As wildfires continue to burn in California, Arizona could also face an aggressive wildfire season.
Dec. 7, 2017
New River
The utility EPCOR will be building a water hauling station to serve residents of New River and Desert Hills after all. The company had put the project on hold after some residents had objected to the proposed site. Now it says it has the support it needs.
Dec. 7, 2017
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Vietnam veterans have struggled to deal with PTSD and other health challenges in the nearly 50 years since they served overseas. Following the results of a Department of Veterans Affairs study, a link between cases of a rare bile duct cancer and a parasite that gets into the body via raw or undercooked fish may have been found.
Dec. 6, 2017
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Doctors treating patients they suspect have valley fever will soon have a new way to test for the disease. TGen, along with the Utah-based company DxNA, says the FDA has cleared their new, molecular test for the ailment.
Dec. 6, 2017
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A small Phoenix-based nonprofit aims to help senior citizens get a better handle on technology.
Dec. 6, 2017
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Researchers around the world are working to make advances in treatments or, potentially, a cure for Alzheimer’s disease. People are living longer — and the number of cases continues to rise.
Dec. 6, 2017
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When was the last time someone said to you, "Just take a breath?" It's a way to slow down, be in the moment, create space. It's also a big part of a mindfulness trend.
Dec. 6, 2017
Colorado River Basin
A lawsuit to give the Colorado River legal personhood is over. A Colorado environmental group had sued that state in federal court, asking the court to say the river could sue over environmental threats.
Dec. 6, 2017
A $58 million project will widen four miles of the I-10 south of Eloy to three lanes in both directions and install dust storm-detecting radar. “Right where you and I would be going down the freeway, we’ll know exactly what visibility is like,” ADOT spokesman Tom Herrmann said.
Dec. 5, 2017
A new study finds certain words can signal how stressed out you feel. And, it may not be the words that first come to mind. The research could potentially help doctors better identify people at risk of stress-related diseases.
Dec. 5, 2017

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