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Chandler-based Insys Therapeutics was riding high for several years with a drug it had developed called Subsys. It was made as an under-the-tongue spray that the FDA approved to help dull the pain in cancer patients.
Jan. 3, 2018
Opioids
Buprenorphine was approved for treating opioid addiction in the early 2000s. But as Arizona grapples with an epidemic of opioid abuse, demand for this type of medication assisted treatment is now soaring. And there aren't enough doctors out there to meet the need.
Jan. 3, 2018
Dense salt cedar trees create fire and flood hazards. The county will replace them with more than 2,000 native plants.
Jan. 2, 2018
Marchers gather in Phoenix
Social movements are not new, but the way they grow has changed in the digital age
Jan. 2, 2018
After years of controversy, Arizona has reached a deal with the federal government to manage the herd known as the Salt River horses. Here to talk about the agreement and how we got here is Mark Killian, director of the Arizona Department of Agriculture.
Jan. 2, 2018
Alternative energy sources like wind offer a way to lessen a country’s carbon footprint. But global warming trends could soon change the way the wind blows.
Jan. 2, 2018
Wind Farms
The debate over tax reform has finally come to an end. Congress has passed its bill, and the President has signed it. But what’s it all mean for western energy?
Jan. 1, 2018
2017 marked the warmest year on record for the city of Phoenix.
Jan. 1, 2018
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Weather in 2018 will start off the way it ended in the final months of 2017.
Jan. 1, 2018
An Arizona elk in the wild
West Virginia wildlife officials say 60 elk coming to the state from Arizona will be captured in January.
Jan. 1, 2018
sage grouse
Proponents of the deal are emphasizing its value to the future of the troubled sage grouse in Grouse Creek. The bird, known for its colorful mating rituals, has suffered drastic population declines since pioneers settled the West.
Jan. 1, 2018
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It’s illegal to fire guns in celebration anywhere in Arizona, but officers in Glendale are making it even tougher to get away with on New Year’s Eve.
Dec. 30, 2017
Air Pollution
Another burn ban is in place this weekend in Maricopa County, due to a high amount of pollution. Valley health experts say to stay inside as much as possible.
Dec. 30, 2017
Campfire
Another wood-burning ban will be in effect for Maricopa County from Saturday through Monday. That’s because Phoenix metro residents will experience air quality that is very unhealthy.
Dec. 29, 2017
willow flycatcher
A federal agency says a migratory songbird that breeds in vegetation along rivers and streams in Arizona and New Mexico will remain an endangered species.
Dec. 28, 2017
Sister Adele O'Sullivan
A local nonprofit will take over the responsibility of providing healthcare for Maricopa County’s homeless population. Circle the City will receive nearly $3 million in federal funding.
Dec. 28, 2017
MinuteClinic
A pilot program that allows Phoenix Veterans Affairs’ clients to get treatment for minor health issues at CVS clinics has served 783 veterans as of Christmas Day.
Dec. 28, 2017
salt river
it’s been over a century since dams dried up the portion of the Salt River that runs through the Phoenix metropolitan area in order to create a canal system to deliver water across the region.
Dec. 28, 2017
ponderosa pine forests
While parts of the east are covered in snow, Northern Arizona missed out on a white Christmas and there is no significant precipitation forecast in the near future.
Dec. 28, 2017
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No cure exists for Lou Gehrig's disease, a fatal neuromuscular illness affecting tens of thousands of Americans. But scientists may have found how a key protein helps drive its degenerative progress.
Dec. 28, 2017

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