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Mothers and supporters of breastfeeding gather at Capitol for Nationwide Nurse-In

PHOENIX – About 20 people showed up to the Nationwide Nurse-In at the state Capitol to show their support for breastfeeding protections.


Advocacy group: Gila River is America’s most endangered

PHOENIX – The Gila River faces a consequential year in 2019. It is the deadline to finalize an environmental review for a Gila River diversion project in New Mexico. The project has long been up in the air.

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Mother urges Phoenix police to carry life-saving overdose drug

PHOENIX – Only 100 of Phoenix’s specialty police officers carry Narcan, a nasal spray form of naloxone. A mother who lost two children to opioid overdoses is trying to change that.


Religious group claims ‘Bodies Revealed’ exhibit uses cadavers of Chinese prisoners

SCOTTSDALE – The Odysea Aquarium says its “Bodies Revealed” exhibit in Scottsdale uses donated bodies to teach hundreds of paying customers about human anatomy. But a religious group and other critics for decades have claimed the cadavers are of persecuted Chinese prisoners displayed without consent.


Mexican engineer turning prickly pear juice into biodegradable plastic

GUADALAJARA, Mexico – A professor of chemical engineering in Mexico is making biodegradable plastics from the juice of prickly pear cactus.


Bill to slice minimum wage for young part-time workers heads to Senate

PHOENIX – House Bill 2523, which would allow employers to pay part-time workers under the age 22 less than the Arizona minimum wage, passed the Arizona Senate Commerce Committee Thursday.


A bloom for the books: Rainfall, cool weather create spring wildflower spectacular

PHOENIX – Arizona’s wildflowers are covering the desert, creating an exceptional and unprecedented bloom this spring. Record rainfall combined with lower temperatures are behind this colorful flower display.


FDA approves first drug to fight postpartum depression, but its costs are high

PHOENIX – Postpartum depression affects up to 1 in 7 new mothers. Zulresso, an expensive new FDA-approved drug, may help combat this.


‘A treasure for humanity’: Binational group looks for inventive ways to protect Sonoran Desert

EL DESEMBOQUE, Mexico – Next Generation Sonoran Desert Researchers was formed nearly a decade ago to tackle such conservation challenges as climate change, mega-development or a border wall in different ways.


Senate bill would outlaw dropping off early ballots on Election Day

PHOENIX – Senate Bill 1046 would prevent voters who receive their early ballots in the mail from dropping them off on Election Day. Advocates say it would simplify elections and opponents say it would hamper voter rights.


New fellowships help train doctors in battle against drug addictions

PHOENIX – The opioid crisis has underscored the shortage of U.S. doctors trained in addiction medicine, but two new Arizona fellowships hope to encourage more doctors to enter the field.


Pride in the ‘two-spirited’: Navajo LGBTQ youth find unlikely champions in their elders

UPPER FRUITLAND, N.M – Lesbian, gay and bisexual Navajo youngsters are getting support from their elders, who believe that “two-spirited” people have sacred roles to play in traditional Navajo society.