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NOAA: Arizona outlook promises warmer, wetter winter – but not too wet

WASHINGTON - Arizona will see a wetter and warmer winter than usual, with a weak El Nino system bringing steady, mild rains to the state that, combined with recent rains, could help put a nick in the state's drought conditions, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said.

Arizona has had at least eight cases of mysterious, polio-like disease

WASHINGTON - Arizona health officials have confirmed at least eight cases of acute flaccid myelitis since 2014, an extremely rare polio-like "mystery disease" that leaves its mostly young victims with weakness and paralysis in limbs or other muscles. They are among 386 confirmed cases nationwide.

Health insurance premiums to drop about 10 percent in Arizona next year

WASHINGTON - Federal officials said health care premiums are expected to drop about 10 percent next year in Arizona, one of 17 states expected to see declines as the rate nationally is predicted to fall by 1.5 percent for the first time since enactment of the Affordable Care Act.