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This week, Gov. Doug Ducey and lawmakers will convene a special session to pass a slew of laws aimed at everything from expanding treatment to reducing the supply of pills.
Jan. 22, 2018
Tamiflu
Widespread flu continues in Arizona with no sign of letting up, with over 14,000 cases already this season.
Jan. 22, 2018
health
There are currently 1.9 million Arizonans are enrolled in AHCCCS, the state’s Medicaid program, which serves low-income residents. The program is now undergoing a major structural change.
Jan. 22, 2018
Mexican wolf
The Arizona Game and Fish Department is gearing up to conduct its annual Mexican wolf population survey. Helicopter flights to survey the animals are scheduled to begin Jan. 22. But, the federal government shutdown could delay the process.
Jan. 20, 2018
Earth’s average global temperature map
The average temperatures across the globe last year were in the top three warmest on record. The desert Southwest's temperatures were the highest ever.
Jan. 19, 2018
SRP workers in canal
Listen to the sounds of Jeff Adams and a crew of SRP workers as they round up fish in a portion of the Arizona Canal.
Jan. 18, 2018
In an effort to eat healthier, a lot of us look for products with labels like ‘natural,’ ‘non-GMO’ or ‘fat free.’ Research shows that consumers are also willing to pay more for these products, even if they don’t live up to the claims on their packaging.
Jan. 18, 2018
police car
The University of Arizona and the state health department have been awarded a $2.2 million grant to train rural firefighters and police officers in how to recognize and treat opioid overdoses.
Jan. 18, 2018
Arizona Game and Fish Department logo
Watch out for rabies, especially in the southern part of Arizona where game wardens are investigating three recent cases.
Jan. 18, 2018
drone
Arizona State University is one of seven schools supporting a project that's designing new intelligence for drones and robots. The purpose is to make intelligent technologies fully automated.
Jan. 17, 2018
New robotic technology is fundamentally changing the way surgeons are trained and it’s creating some problems for surgery residents, according to Matt Beane, project scientist with the Technology Management Program at UC Santa Barbara.
Jan. 17, 2018
Catalina Sky Survey
Finding asteroids that are approaching Earth is not a competitive sport, but Tucson-based Catalina Sky Survey blew the competition out of the sky in 2017.
Jan. 17, 2018
A Central Arizona Project canal in Scottsdale
The highly-anticipated water policy proposals from Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey are expected to tackle "excess water," an important part of Arizona's water portfolio.
Jan. 17, 2018
cars in a parking lot
Arizona is one of five states driving nationwide demand for air filtration in cars.
Jan. 16, 2018
Bee
The World Health Organization has called antibiotic resistance “a global crisis we can’t ignore." Now, research on honeybees could offer clues as to how it spreads.
Jan. 16, 2018
Pharmaceutical company Pfizer recently announced it would no longer fund research into treatments for Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases.
Jan. 15, 2018
Mars
A University of Arizona-run camera orbiting Mars has detected ice a few meters under the planet's surface. That bodes well for future human exploration.
Jan. 15, 2018
More than 11,000 lab confirmed flu cases have been reported in Arizona.
Jan. 15, 2018
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U.S. Department of Agriculture aerial sharpshooters are returning to the Lake Havasu National Wildlife Refuge for a second attempt to exterminate feral hogs at the refuge along the Colorado River.
Jan. 15, 2018
"Fencing response" may help non-medical professionals diagnose concussions.
Jan. 13, 2018

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