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The federal government awarded Gallup, New Mexico $1.5 million for its detox center, which borders the Navajo Nation.
Oct. 9, 2017
Stroke is on the rise and hitting people at a younger age than ever before.
Oct. 9, 2017
This year’s Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to three men, but the detection of gravitational waves was the work of a thousand scientists and students – 10 of them from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott.
Oct. 9, 2017
Benchmark Electronics estimates it will add about 500 jobs to the Valley in the next five years and break ground on its new headquarters before the end of the year.
Oct. 7, 2017
Saguaro National Park near Tucson wants the public’s help to find out who vandalized a saguaro cactus, which appeared to have been shot multiple times. The incident carries a steep penalty with a fine of up to $5,000, and even jail time.
Oct. 6, 2017
Arizona State University's psychology department plans to expand a study targeting women dealing with high levels of stress.
Oct. 6, 2017
What we know as the cloud can take many forms -- even a fake palm tree.
Oct. 6, 2017
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Public health officials say an ongoing outbreak of Hepatitis A that has sickened hundreds in Southern California also made its way to Arizona earlier this year.
Oct. 5, 2017
When you hear the name ‘the Tutu Project,’ you might think it’s something to do with the ballet. But for photographer Bob Carey, wearing a pink tutu is more about vulnerability.
Oct. 5, 2017
Phoenix’s Desert Botanical Garden is known, obviously, for its plants. But it’s been undergoing a bit of a makeover, in terms of its buildings. It’s part of the garden’s new horticultural center, and has been in the works for a few years; the first phase opened earlier this year.
Oct. 5, 2017
Silicon Valley and some of its most identifiable companies and leaders have hit the highest highs in high-tech. But elected officials are worried about their growing power, which some have labeled monopolistic.
Oct. 5, 2017
In a check of regional news, the El Capitan monolith in Yosemite National Park experienced two massive rockfalls last week, one of which claimed the life of a British tourist at the base of the cliff. One of the pieces of rock that sheared off was described as “as big as an apartment building."
Oct. 4, 2017
It is a tough week for friends, family and staff at the Phoenix Zoo where they've lost their beloved orangutan Kasih, but one soul is likely missing her more than any other.
Oct. 3, 2017
Opioid Epidemic
After months of work, Arizona health officials issued an ambitious plan for the state's opioid epidemic. But one thing that’s not part of the hundred page plan? Needle exchanges. Some who work in Arizona’s treatment industry are upset their advice was ignored.
Oct. 3, 2017
The Arizona-based spacecraft flying to an asteroid sent home pictures and data as it swung by Earth last week.
Oct. 2, 2017
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Why do some dogs show more “leash aggression,” barking and lunging at other canines when out for a walk? Researchers at the University of Arizona are trying to find out.
Oct. 1, 2017
The 127,000-square-foot center will be built in Peoria and will offer a range of services. Chief among them is behavioral health.
Sep. 30, 2017
The Federal Aviation Administration is banning drone flights within 400 feet of several national landmarks, including Arizona's Glen Canyon Dam.
Sep. 29, 2017
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Funding for the federal Children’s Health Insurance Program is set to expire this weekend, but Arizona won’t feel the effects — at least not immediately.
Sep. 29, 2017
Nearly 80 percent of Arizonans had a broadband connection at home in 2015. That’s according to new numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau. That puts Arizona in the top half of states and is about 1.5 percent higher than the national average.
Sep. 28, 2017