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People with disabilities and disability advocates are weighing in on the new Republican healthcare proposal, which threatens to decimate Medicaid.
Jun. 23, 2017
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Flu vaccines are never 100 percent effective, but new federal statistics show that the vaccine released last year did a particularly bad job at protecting certain age groups, including many seniors.
Jun. 23, 2017
A home weather station
The Valley hit record temperatures this week, topping out at 119 degrees on Tuesday, but some amateur Valley weather spotters saw even higher temperatures.
Jun. 23, 2017
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The heat wave that’s been scorching Phoenix has brought record-breaking heat to Tucson, as well.
Jun. 22, 2017
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A Tucson-based astronomer is leading a project to document the path of the Aug. 21 solar eclipse from coast to coast.
Jun. 22, 2017
A push to regulate chemicals in soaps is gathering momentum with a statement signed by researchers, medical professionals and scientists who are looking to garner support for a global ban.
Jun. 22, 2017
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We may think that we prefer something brand-new to something we’ve seen before, but the truth is we are more likely to enjoy things we are familiar with.
Jun. 21, 2017
A new scientific study shows extreme heatwaves are creeping further north and south of the equator.
Jun. 21, 2017
Air Pollution
You may have noticed a lot of High Pollution Advisories in the Valley this year. The advisories serve as a warning that our air has become dangerous to breathe based on standards set by the federal government. In 2015 the EPA increased Ozone standards.
Jun. 21, 2017
Aedes aegypti mosquito
With summer officially started, mosquitoes are on their way up. A recently published CDC study found increased reported numbers in the southern U.S. of two mosquito species known to be able to carry the Zika Virus.
Jun. 21, 2017
Dr. Joseph Sirven
There are two sides of Hope, our medical commentator Dr. Joseph Sirven explains.
Jun. 20, 2017
Arizona sun
It may feel like we’re hitting 120 degrees this week, but the National Weather Service says don’t hold your breath.
Jun. 19, 2017
Air Conditioner
Parents tell their kids, “Shut the front door, I’m not paying to cool the entire neighborhood.” But research shows that, during Phoenix summers, we do pay to heat the neighborhood — to the tune of 1 to 2 degrees Fahrenheit — thanks to waste heat vented by our air conditioners.
Jun. 19, 2017
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As we enter the height of mosquito season, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is reporting cases of locally transmitted Zika virus are down. But experts warn we are not out of the woods.
Jun. 19, 2017
Henry Throop
Henry Throop to receive Carl Sagan Medal from astronomical society.
Jun. 16, 2017
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With record snowpack across the West, forecasts were looking good earlier this year, but new numbers show the reservoir will have significantly less water than initially anticipated.
Jun. 16, 2017
hot Thermometer
June is historically hot in the Valley, but with temperatures expected to hit anywhere between 118 and 120 degrees early next week, even the National Weather Service says that kind of heat is unusual.
Jun. 16, 2017
The plant, called Apache Solar, is estimated to eventually have 77,000 solar panels and is expected to go online in September.
Jun. 15, 2017
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Since President Trump pulled the U.S. out of the Paris Climate Agreement, many states and cities have pledged to follow the tenets of the agreement anyway.
Jun. 15, 2017
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
American Airlines announced last year it was partnering with the Transportation Security Administration to install and test new state of the art CT scanners at one of the their security checkpoints at Phoenix Sky Harbor.
Jun. 15, 2017

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