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Democrats announce $3.8 billion education-funding plan

Arizona House and Senate Democrats announced a plan they say would provide public schools an additional $3.8 billion over 10 years without raising taxes.


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.


Line to legal for immigrants can be decades-long

Jose Patiño Regalado says he’s played by the rules, waiting in line to become a legal immigrant, just as opponents of immigration reform insist. He’s waited 21 years.

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Traffic jamming: That time spent behind the wheel adds up

WASHINGTON - What could you do with the 51 hours that you spent stuck in traffic last year if you were a typical Phoenix commuter? Or even the four hours that the average Lake Havasu commuter spent in congestion on the other end of the state's traffic jam spectrum?


State official questions CDC report listing Arizona last for early childhood MMR

Arizona vaccination rates for MMR are lowest in the country, according to the recently released National Immunization Survey.

A photo of a woman holding her daughter as she receives seven vaccine shots.

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.


Cochise Regional Hospital set to close, after Medicare cut off funding

WASHINGTON - Medicare restrictions are crippling rural healthcare centers like Cochise Regional Hospital, which is set to close Friday after a funding dispute with the federal agency, an Arizona health expert testified Tuesday.


Arizona among highest states in nation for deaths by cops

WASHINGTON - Arizona was fourth-highest among states for the number of people killed by police over the last two-plus years, with 93 individuals being killed in that time, according to a comprehensive national database of such incidents.

crime scene tape, police-related deaths

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.


Tribes say law requiring return of remains, relics, hasn’t met promise

WASHINGTON – Manley Begay Jr. stood surrounded by boxes “stacked to the ceiling” that were filled with the remains of more than 1,000 Native Americans, when one label caught his eye.

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Map: How easy is it to bike around Phoenix and the Valley?

A recent Washington Post story illustrated the connectivity of bike lanes and paths in several major U.S. cities. The result? In places like Miami and Seattle, bike lanes are intermittent and sporadically connected.

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Centers: Cronkite heroin documentary spurred addicts to seek help

A Cronkite News documentary on heroin addiction has brought new patients into rehabilitation facilities seeking help, representatives say.

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