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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has removed the Hualapai Mexican vole from the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife because genetic research shows that it’s not a separate subspecies.
Jun. 27, 2017
Marlena Jones
Fry bread is a Navajo staple and a source of pride, but it’s also a source of poor nutrition on a reservation labeled a food desert by the U.S. government. This is part one of the series Fry Bread Nation.
Jun. 25, 2017
Frye Fire
The Frye Fire has burned tens of thousands of acres southwest of Safford, some of them uncomfortably close to Mount Graham International Observatory.
Jun. 24, 2017
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Those supporting the Republican plan to appeal the Affordable Care Act suffered another blow on Tuesday after the Congressional Budget Office found that the Senate's healthcare bill, known as the Better Care Reconciliation Act, would cause 22 million Americans to lose coverage by 2026.
Jun. 27, 2017
Mutton stew
For centuries the Navajo herded sheep all across the rolling hills and mesas that make up the vast reservation. Over the last three decades, many of those sheep have grazed on abandoned uranium mines that are still toxic today. Researchers are now investigating whether this Navajo staple is killing people. Part two of the series Fry Bread Nation.
Jun. 26, 2017
Okanaga rubrovenosa
If you have to go outside during these hot summer days, you’ll face not only blast-furnace heat but also the unmistakable cacophony of cicadas.
Jun. 23, 2017
elderly patient
In a new survey released by Home Instead Senior Care, a senior care provider, nearly half of the 1,000 female caregivers surveyed nationwide say they sometimes have to choose between being a good employee and a good daughter.
Jun. 23, 2017
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People with disabilities and disability advocates are weighing in on the new Republican healthcare proposal, which threatens to decimate Medicaid.
Jun. 23, 2017
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Flu vaccines are never 100 percent effective, but new federal statistics show that the vaccine released last year did a particularly bad job at protecting certain age groups, including many seniors.
Jun. 23, 2017
A home weather station
The Valley hit record temperatures this week, topping out at 119 degrees on Tuesday, but some amateur Valley weather spotters saw even higher temperatures.
Jun. 23, 2017
Arizona sun
The heat wave that’s been scorching Phoenix has brought record-breaking heat to Tucson, as well.
Jun. 22, 2017
solar eclipse
A Tucson-based astronomer is leading a project to document the path of the Aug. 21 solar eclipse from coast to coast.
Jun. 22, 2017
A push to regulate chemicals in soaps is gathering momentum with a statement signed by researchers, medical professionals and scientists who are looking to garner support for a global ban.
Jun. 22, 2017