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Critics say vaccine injury fund has strayed from original purpose

WASHINGTON – Barbara Loe Fisher was at the table 29 years ago when the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act was crafted – and she says it’s no longer living up to the “spirit and intent of Congress.”

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Vaccine injury fund tops $3.5 billion as patients fight for payment

WASHINGTON – When Phoenix nurse Tarah Gramza realized that her daughter’s autoimmune disorder may have been caused by a vaccine, she looked into suing the vaccine manufacturer. Then she learned that the government won’t let her.


Navajo zoo receives permit to provide protected eagle feathers

For hundreds of years, Native Americans have used eagle feathers for religious and cultural purposes. But the government closely regulates the ability to obtain such feathers, sometimes leading to black market activity.

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Arizona’s missile, space industry may turn to space tourism

Experts say the state's guided missile and space vehicle industry, which contributes an estimated $15 billion annually to the state’s gross domestic product, needs to diversify its client base. And the commercial space and space tourism looks promising.


Rocky Point official: New cruise port ‘most important’ project in city

The sound of heavy machinery scraping against rocks and an overwhelming smell of diesel fuel invade an otherwise serene desert beach where Mexico will spend roughly $100 million building its first cruise ship home port.

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Department of Health: STDs on the rise for Arizona’s aging population

Health officials have good news and bad news when it comes to Arizona's senior set.


New rule expands roaming area for endangered Mexican gray wolf

RESERVE, N.M. – “We’ve got a wolf coming in!” Susan Dicks yells.


Arizona tourism sees “moderate” post-Recession improvement

Arizona's Office of Tourism escaped initial plans to cut $4.5 million from next year's budget, a move lobbyist Barry Aarons called a "big victory for the industry."


Enhancing the clouds: A solution to Arizona’s water challenges?

[caption id="attachment_1221" align="aligncenter" width="1024"]A cumulonimbus cloud produces a shaft of rain. Some say Arizona can help address its water challenges by seeding clouds to produce more rain and snow. (Photo by University Corporation for Atmospheric Research) A cumulonimbus cloud produces a shaft of rain. Some say Arizona can help address its water challenges by seeding clouds to produce more rain and snow. (Photo by University Corporation for Atmospheric Research)[/caption]Of all the potential solutions offered for Arizona’s water challenges, one has a decidedly science fiction feel: planes flying over the Rockies, seeding clouds with aerosolized silver iodide to stimulate rain and snow.


Environmental impact statement clears way for forest thinning

Approval of an environmental impact statement clearing the way for thinning 600,000 acres of Arizona forest is an important step toward reducing the threat of catastrophic wildfires, U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick said.

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Supreme Court turns down appeal from owner of Gilbert ‘fish spa’

The Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear the appeal of a Gilbert spa owner whose plan to offer fish pedicures was blocked by the Arizona State Board of Cosmetology.

Fish eating bacteria of a foot.

Cronkite News: April 17, 2015

In this episode of Cronkite News, a group aims to put marijuana legalization on the state ballot, Phoenicians speak out against flight path changes at Sky Harbor and a Gilbert fish spa appeals its case to the Supreme Court.

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