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Guv’s task force on child sex abuse to begin work soon

A task force created by Gov. Doug Ducey that aims to look into cases of childhood sexual abuse and help guide lawmakers on possible changes to state law that aid victims in Arizona will be begining its work next month.

Study: AZ among the worst in vaccination rates

An analysis of public health data finds that Arizona has been acutely affected by the rise of the anti-vaccination movement, and ranks No. 4 in the nation in granting the most exemptions to school children.

‘Deaths of despair’ grew slowly in Arizona, but still higher than U.S.

“Deaths of despair” have grown more slowly in Arizona than in the nation as whole since 2005, but death rates in the state still exceed the national average in every category, according to a recent national survey.

Firefighter cancer claim sparks dispute between Glendale, senator

Kevin Thompson exudes optimism, even when talking about the harsh reality of his cancer diagnosis.

Southwest Key seeks to reopen 2 shuttered Arizona facilities

Southwest Key has applied for new licenses with the Arizona Department of Health Services to resume operations at two shuttered shelters for migrant minors in downtown Phoenix and Youngtown.The locations closed last year after...

Dem dilemma on ‘red flag’ laws: Compromise to back Ducey’s plan or fight for tougher laws

Democratic lawmakers in Arizona may soon have a tough decision to make on gun legislation: continue fighting for cherished but almost certainly unattainable goals, or buy into the notion that politics truly is the art of the possible and support a compromise.

Campaign to legalize recreational pot in Arizona launches for 2020 ballot

The campaign to legalize recreational marijuana use in Arizona officially kicked off, with a number of changes aimed at alleviating the concerns that helped sink a similar effort in 2016.

Syringe program for addicts operates in legal gray area as debate continues

While the debate around laws that would allow clean-needle-exchange programs to operate legally in Arizona continues, one organization continues working in a legal gray area to help stop the spread of disease.

There have been 5 ‘mass shootings’ in Arizona so far in 2019, researchers say

Just this year, there have been five mass shooting events in the state, according to data compiled by researchers at the non-profit Gun Violence Archive.

Response to weekend mass shootings from Arizona’s congressional delegation

Here are the social media responses to the shootings from Arizona’s congressional delegation, along with how much money they have received from gun-rights and gun-control groups during their congressional campaigns.
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