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Marijuana
As the Arizona medical marijuana industry expands, the focus is now back on the fee that the state’s users are being charged. The $150 annual fee was set after the state’s medical marijuana law passed in 2010 and put in place to cover the costs of administering the program.
Jul. 15, 2017
Air Pollution
The Natural Resources Defense Council released an air quality map this week, with a county-by-county look at ragweed pollen levels and ozone pollution.
Jul. 14, 2017
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In another attempt to repeal and replace Obamacare, the Senate unveiled its latest revision to the GOP healthcare bill on Thursday. The new version is intended to appeal to moderates.
Jul. 14, 2017
Grandma Pat Phelps
Intergenerational programs are springing up across the country, bringing younger and older generations together. In Arizona, there are a handful of these programs, including one unique program in Surprise.
Jul. 13, 2017
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Hosts Dr. Amanda Bauer and Dr. Alan Duffy are talking about the mysteries of Dark Matter and what makes up our universe on Cosmic Vertigo.
Jul. 13, 2017
Arizona has hundreds of thousands of cattle and dairy cows, and only a handful of veterinarians to tend to the herds. With vet students coming out of school saddled with huge student loan debt, most go into lucrative family pet practices.
Jul. 12, 2017
Antarctica
An iceberg nearly the size of Delaware that weighs 1 trillion tons broke off an ice shelf in Antarctica over the past few days, scientists in Britain said.
Jul. 12, 2017
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The Trump administration has finally moved to appoint a new director of the National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, but that still leaves nearly 45 high-level federal science and technology positions open.
Jul. 12, 2017
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From tool-making to socializing, scientists look to our primate ancestors to better understand our own human habits. The same goes for sleep, but human sleep behavior is different than that of many kinds of primates.
Jul. 12, 2017
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Things aren't that simple when it comes to building and motivating teams – especially in the workplace.
Jul. 12, 2017
E. coli
An E. coli outbreak on the Utah-Arizona border has now grown to eleven confirmed cases. Most of those affected are children, including two who died. The outbreak is in the community of Short Creek and is home to the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
Jul. 11, 2017
Tucson Electric Power (TEP) is looking for a new contractor to design a type of natural-gas generator to support renewable energy. TEP has a goal to deliver at least 30 percent of its power from renewable resources by 2030.
Jul. 11, 2017
southwestern willow flycatcher
Riparian habitats are less than five percent of the southwestern landscape, but support more than 40 percent of all the bird species found here.
Jul. 11, 2017
Winds gusted to nearly 70 miles per hour causing downed power lines and construction damage in and around the Gold Canyon community east of metro Phoenix last night.
Jul. 11, 2017
Tzompantli
The capital of Mexico has been built in layers for centuries, and underneath its modern skyscrapers and historical buildings rest plenty of ruins. The past few days have been significant for those who work to unearth the buried history.
Jul. 11, 2017
Two Arizona-based entrepreneurs are launching a new venture capital firm that focuses on technology startups. They believe Phoenix and Arizona are not keeping up with other states and regions across the country with investing in intellectual capital.
Jul. 10, 2017
Offices have been transforming over the past several years — cubicles are out, open spaces are in — and there’s been an emphasis on creating places for people to work together. But wide open work spaces can lead to more noise — and not just the kind we hear.
Jul. 10, 2017
The number of suspected opioid overdoses and deaths dropped during the third week of data collection by the state of Arizona.
Jul. 10, 2017
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Last fall, in the heart of the nation's first capital and just a stone's throw from the Liberty Bell, construction workers unearthed a box full of bones as they were setting the foundation for an up and coming condominium.
Jul. 10, 2017
Burro Fire
Fire fighters in southern Arizona battling the Burro Fire received some help over the weekend.
Jul. 10, 2017

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