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Arizona Challenger Space Cente
The Challenger Space Center in Peoria is closing, but will be moving to a new location and continue outreach programs. Left behind is a $500,000 mural, specially designed architecture and the countless memories of space camp.
Jul. 31, 2017
Arizona Sen. John McCain sent shockwaves through the Senate early Friday morning when he cast the deciding vote rejecting the GOP's heath care effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. The reaction among Arizona leaders has been more muted.
Jul. 28, 2017
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The GOP's plan to repeal-and-replace Obamacare failed in the early hours of the morning, after a surprise 'no' vote from Senator John McCain.
Jul. 28, 2017
John McCain
Sen. John McCain appeared poised to be the savior of the GOP health bill when he returned to the Capitol earlier this week despite brain cancer.
Jul. 28, 2017
E. coli
Santa Cruz County health officials have found excessive E. coli levels in water near a breach in an international pipeline that carries untreated sewage from Mexico into Arizona.
Jul. 27, 2017
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The latest numbers show Arizona is still in the midst of a dire shortage of teachers in our classrooms. A recent report from the Morrison Institute at ASU showed 74 percent of Arizona school administrators said their campuses don’t have enough teachers.
Jul. 27, 2017
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In recent years, midazolam has been used as part of a cocktail of drugs used in carrying out executions for death row inmates around the country. We spoke with the man who helped invent this drug and it turns out, he’s retired in Tucson. Armin Walser is a Swiss chemist who worked for the pharmaceutical company Hoffmann-La Roche throughout his long career.
Jul. 27, 2017
Despite being well represented in the workforce, Latinos have lagged behind the rest of the country when it comes to health insurance. Before the Affordable Care Act, one out of three adult Latinos lacked coverage. Those numbers are finally improving in states like Arizona, but some worry a repeal of the health care law could undo that progress.
Jul. 27, 2017
Woman's hands
Earlier this week, the Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association announced it was awarded a four-year, $1 million grant to provide training and awareness when it comes to end of life care. And it's a subject many people don’t want to talk about, but probably should.
Jul. 27, 2017
Posterior Parietal Cortex
Defense Department-funded “brain hacking” studies underway in Arizona seek to help soldiers learn more efficiently. But does the technique pose risks – and raise ethical questions?
Jul. 27, 2017
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Humiliation can make us feel small and insignificant, so why do humans humiliate one another?
Jul. 26, 2017
pager, beeper
Text paging can be dangerous in hospitals, as KJZZ's medical commentator, Dr. Joseph Sirven explains.
Jul. 26, 2017
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Arizona’s two senators have cast their votes in favor of starting debate on a repeal and replacement for the Affordable Care Act.
Jul. 25, 2017
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Homeland Security is rolling out a series of digital towers along the U.S.-Mexico border. It’s part of a plan to secure the border that started in Arizona. Now the effectiveness of the towers is being questioned.
Jul. 25, 2017
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Arizona health care providers are concerned that Congress is considering health care reform that would have devastating impacts on the state’s most vulnerable populations.
Jul. 25, 2017
blood donation
The American Red Cross came up about 61,000 blood donations short for the months of May and June and it is putting the word out that it needs make up for the shortage.
Jul. 25, 2017
Perscription pills
State health officials continue to gather real-time data on Arizona’s opioid epidemic, and the numbers keep getting worse.
Jul. 25, 2017
The U.S. Senate is likely to vote as soon as today on whether to debate a bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act — or to just repeal it outright.
Jul. 25, 2017
Aljojuca lagoon
Eight students from Northern Arizona University and the National Autonomous University of Mexico are studying volcanoes in central Mexico to better understand the "plumbing" of monogenetic volcanoes.
Jul. 25, 2017
Space
And next we bring you a story about the challenges of baking bread — in space, which turns out to be harder than you might initially think. A German company called Bake in Space has spent the last year tackling the rather complex problem of how to bake and eat bread in space.
Jul. 24, 2017

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