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Phoenix non-profit organization promotes local food awareness

The local food movement in Arizona needs just that – movement.


Health expert: Innovations mean no excuses for not getting flu vaccine

During his long career in public health, including six years heading the Arizona Department of Health Services, Will Humble has seen plenty of reasons why people pass on a flu vaccination.


Yelp, ProPublica partnership gives consumers access to hospital ratings

Until recently, using the crowdsourced information on Yelp to decide which hospital to go to meant navigating star ratings and seemingly countless consumer reviews.

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Medical simulation lab allows firefighters to prepare for unthinkable

Kneeling on the floor with only a sheet covering it, firefighter Nathan Phillips stretches a rubber tourniquet as tight as he can around the severed leg of his patient.


Mercury’s Christon cultivating confidence in her hometown’s youth

PHOENIX — In the midst of a playoff season in her first summer with the Phoenix Mercury, guard Shameka Christon sat courtside after practice and unlaced her shoes as she planned for the offseason.

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New technology making tattoo removal easier than ever before

Phoenix companies are using the new PicoWay machine and acoustic energy to remove tattoos faster than ever before. The techniques also have been producing major results. (Video by Mitch Quesada/Cronkite News)

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Light-rail program aiding homeless youth expands into Mesa

With light rail expanding into central Mesa, Valley Metro has added emergency contact spots for Safe Place, a crisis hotline for teens, at each of the four new stations.


Mesa program offers struggling veterans an alternative to the streets

MESA – Soon after returning home from the Vietnam War, Marine Corps veteran Larry Hutchison said he found himself on the streets of this Phoenix suburb.

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VA whistleblower cites some progress, some work still to be done

WASHINGTON - A doctor who blew the whistle on problems at the Veteran Affairs hospital in Phoenix testified Thursday that some things have improved since last year's revelations, but there is still work to be done.


Wounded but still fighting, only this time on a different field of battle

WASHINGTON - Less than two years after doctors said he might never run again, Safford native Terry Cartwright is proving them wrong.

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Conviction, death sentence upheld in 2001 Navajo double-murder

WASHINGTON - An appeals court Friday upheld a federal death-row inmate's conviction and sentence in the grisly 2001 beating and stabbing murders of a woman and her 9-year-old granddaughter on the Navajo Nation.

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Not just the Ivies: Students send AP scores to community colleges

WASHINGTON – Advanced Placement exams and community colleges. They go together like… well, they never seemed to go together.

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