Health

Arizona scotches Medicaid work requirements for poor people

Arizona has quietly mothballed a controversial plan to require some 120,000 people who receive health insurance through that state’s Medicaid program to work, go to school or perform volunteer work.

Planned Parenthood endorses Mark Kelly in US Senate race

On the heels on the campaign arm of Planned Parenthood announcing it was planning to spend millions of dollars in Arizona to defeat Republican U.S. Sen. Martha McSally in next year’s election, Planned Parenthood Action Fund endorsed her likely Democratic opponent, Mark Kelly.

Planned Parenthood planning to spend millions against McSally in 2020

Planned Parenthood’s super PAC this week announced it was launching a $45 million campaign in 2020 battleground states that will direct several million dollars to Arizona with the goal of defeating Republican U.S. Sen. Martha McSally.

Senator’s ‘lost’ foster child claims don’t reflect DCS statistics

A Republican senator’s claim that the Arizona Department of Child Safety has “lost” more than 550 children, but data reported on a monthly basis by the child welfare agency shows the actual number of missing children to be far lower.

U.S. Supreme Court takes on high-stakes abortion case

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear a high-profile case that could have major implications for abortion rights in states across the country, including Arizona.

GOP senator: AZ foster kids are being sold into sexual slavery

A conservative Republican senator who is convinced that the Arizona Department of Child Safety is facilitating the global sex trafficking of children removed from negligent parents called the police on one of his GOP colleagues, alleging that she threatened his life.

Trump’s relentless assault on immigrants threatens their futures, and even their lives

Trump has flipped U.S. immigration policy on its head and the fate of millions of people is at stake. In some cases, the consequences of Trump’s new and proposed policies are a matter of life or death.

Guv’s child sex abuse task force to begin crafting recommendations

A task force created by Gov. Doug Ducey that aims to help guide lawmakers on possible changes to state laws involving child victims of sexual abuse in Arizona will begin formulating and drafting recomendations in the coming weeks to present to lawmakers by the start of the next legislative session.

An Arizona professor, Tucson firefighters and the link between cancer and fires

One day in 2014, Dr. Jeffery Burgess was contacted by a Tucson firefighter about something that would set him on a research course for the next five years.

Arizona legislator brings personal story, gun-reform plea to Washington

Jennifer Longdon didn’t need to tell congressional lawmakers Thursday about the harm firearms can do: She showed them, when she rolled her wheelchair into a House hearing on the costs of gun violence.
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