Health

House Speaker Bowers calls Hoffman ‘radical’ for pushing comprehensive sex ed

Arizona Speaker of the House Rusty Bowers told parents at an education forum Saturday that the Democratic state schools chief is a “radical” and that Planned Parenthood has the “business plan of hell” in part because the organization advocates for sex education in public schools.

Mesa Mayor Giles: Congress should pass universal background checks

Mesa Mayor John Giles said he has spoken to friends, neighbors and strangers – including many conservatives – who he said support universal background checks on gun purchases, particularly after a string of mass shootings last month.

Guv’s child sex abuse task force has first meeting

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 laws involving victims in Arizona had its first meeting Thursday afternoon.

Glendale reverse decision on firefighter’s cancer benefit claim

The City of Glendale has reversed an earlier decision to deny a workers compensation claim to one of its firefighters with cancer that had ignited a confrontation between the city and Sen. Paul Boyer, R-Glendale.

As I lay dying

“If the killer had waited just a few days to kill a bunch Hispanics, we could have been in Walmart that day when he opened fire.” It takes my breath away to think about it.

State gives new license for Southwest Key to re-open shuttered central Phoenix shelter

The Arizona Department of Health Services has issued a new license for Southwest Key to reopen the state’s largest privately run shelter for unaccompanied and separated migrant children and teens.

Commissioners grill APS head Brandt over political spending, customer death

Members of the Arizona Corporation Commission got their long-awaited chance to personally question retiring Arizona Public Service CEO Don Brandt, and some used the opportunity to excoriate him over the company’s controversial political activities.

Brandt’s claim that APS is widely loved doesn’t jibe with reality

“People around this state love APS. I go out and the kudos that are thrown at me are kind of embarrassing,” Don Brandt said in response to another question from Kennedy.

Driverless semis in Arizona navigate open roads, vague statutes, tumultuous industry

Self-driving commercial trucks face a host of challenges, but the industry isn't going anywhere -- in Arizona or nationwide.

Like presidential hopefuls, Arizona Dems split on ‘Medicare for All’

A chasm is growing within the Democratic party over the most appropriate route to address the country’s struggling health care system.
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