Bills seek to limit puberty blockers, other medical treatment for transgender youth
TUCSON – Legislation cropping up nationwide aims to restrict medical treatment to transgender youth and potentially criminalize doctors who provide it. Advocates call the proposals an unprecedented attack.
Tribe aims to improve dental health by bringing smiles to the dental visit
SAN CARLOS - Fear of the dentist was just one of the problems facing the San Carlos Apache tribe, where tooth decay among kindergarteners exceeded both state and national levels, but tribal health officials are working to improve the situation a number of ways, including demystifying a dental visit.
Recharging batteries: MLB’s postponement hurts bonding between pitchers, catchers
SURPRISE – The relationship between pitchers and catchers in baseball is important, and it can define a game, a season even a legend.
With much of the planet on lockdown, Earth Day goes digital
PHOENIX – The 50th anniversary of Earth Day looks a little different because of COVID-19, but that isn’t stopping Arizona environmental groups from celebrating.
Prescott’s bid to draw more groundwater could threaten Verde River
PRESCOTT – In the wake of a growing population and planned housing developments, the Prescott City Council has proposed a water policy it says would provide water for the city’s current and future residents.
ASU launches drive-thru testing for essential workers after weeklong delays
PHOENIX – The ASU Biodesign Institute started their drive-thru testing for first responders and healthcare personnel after over a week of push back.
Activists cite rising heat deaths, pollution, fires in asking Phoenix to declare climate emergency
PHOENIX – Arizona environmental groups gather in front of City Hall to ask Phoenix to declare a climate emergency.
Universities implement travel restrictions, self-quarantines amid spread of COVID-19
PHOENIX – Universities in Arizona and around the U.S. are implementing new travel restrictions and possible student quarantines to minimize potential danger related to COVID-19. Some schools have halted all nonessential campus-related travel to countries with high watch level ratings as outlined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
‘We are not ready for this’: Tribes struggle to deal with COVID-19
WASHINGTON – Tribes around the country are scrambling to protect their people from the novel coronavirus, but they face an uphill battle because of lack of funds for Indian health care programs coordinated by the U.S. government.
AZ public health leaders prepared to battle coronavirus, Ducey says
PHOENIX – Arizona health officials have the go-ahead to test at the state level for coronavirus cases and are awaiting test results for a second potential case of COVID-19, a novel disease that has sickened nearly 89,000 worldwide and killed six in the U.S.
Verde River watershed gets a grade of C+, but that ‘actually is very good’
CAMP VERDE — The first-ever Verde Watershed Report Card gave the river a C+. The report takes into account the quality of the habitat, the community and the water in and along the Verde River.
Why Palo Verde, the country’s largest nuclear plant, is cutting its wastewater use
PHOENIX – Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station west of Phoenix is trying to reduce its use of wastewater in the nuclear cooling process by using even dirtier water.