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AZ House approves repeal of near-total abortion ban

The bill now heads to the Senate.
April 24, 2024

UnitedHealth says wide swath of patient files may have been taken in Change cyberattack

UnitedHealth says files with personal information that could cover a "substantial portion of people in America" may have been taken in the cyberattack on its Change Healthcare business.
April 23, 2024

‘Combating this epidemic’: Native Americans gather to address suicide prevention

In 2019, suicide was the second leading cause of death for Native Americans and Alaska Natives between the ages of 10 and 34.
April 21, 2024

Black people have the highest opioid fatality rate among all other races and ethnicities in Arizona

Nonfatal overdoses also occur at a higher rate for Black Arizonans than for other groups, at a rate of 67.7 per 100,000 people.
April 13, 2024

Days after abortion ruling: Vice President Harris visits AZ to discuss access

She says the Arizona Supreme Court ruling on abortion puts women in the state under one of the most "extreme" abortion bans in the U.S.
April 12, 2024

There is hope for the homeless at Sister Josè Women's Center.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: The holistic housing approach of "I Am You 360"; and 10-Minute Dramas returns with "It's Saturday".
April 11, 2024

Hours after near-total ban upheld: Providers in AZ abortion clinic fear for patients' lives

On Tuesday, the Arizona Supreme Court upheld a Civil War-era law that bans nearly all abortions, except to save the life of a pregnant person.
April 10, 2024

Low-income hearing health care expanded to all three Arizona universities

The project offers and covers the cost of a hearing test, hearing aids, hearing aid fittings, batteries, wax traps, ear molds, and aural rehabilitation.
April 7, 2024

The Buzz: What happens with Arizona's opioid settlement money?

The state will receive more than $1.1 billion in the coming years. Where will it go?
April 5, 2024

Post renovation, The Marroney Theatre offers more than ever.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: "All In for Autism 2024" is about sharing resources and building community; Chris Dashiell reviews the documentary "Body Parts"; and a 5th grader's emotional song for her mother.
April 4, 2024

Grijalva diagnosed with cancer

The longtime Congressman released the information this morning.
April 2, 2024

Mayes urges SCOTUS: protect emergency abortion care amid Idaho ban

The amicus brief comes weeks before the United States Supreme Court is set to hear oral arguments for the case.
March 30, 2024

NAMIWALKS invites the community to show support for mental wellness.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: The sounds of a world gone by are being celebrated by a band called Piffaro; and a celebrating of creative writing returns to Cochise College.
March 29, 2024

AZ House Committee rejects sober living homes regulation bill despite Senate support

The bill passed the Arizona Senate unanimously.
March 22, 2024

4 years later, COVID-19 conspiracy still thrives in the Arizona Senate

A far-right, unofficial committee presented anti-vaccine testimony and defended dubious treatments.
March 15, 2024

Arizona legislation to better regulate rehab programs targeted by Medicaid scams is moving forward

Hathalie said she anticipates a vote by the full House could come as soon as Thursday.
March 15, 2024

Judge mulls third contempt case against Arizona for failing to improve prison health care

Previous contempt fines totaling $2.5 million have failed to motivate authorities to improve care.
March 15, 2024

Arizona projected to have largest nursing shortage in U.S. in 2025

Researchers warn the continuing shortage could cause clinical errors that lead to higher mortality rates for patients.
February 10, 2024

The Buzz: Organ and tissue donation in Arizona

A look at how transplants happen, and what it's like to live through one.
February 9, 2024

Previewing UA's 2024 College of Science Lecture Series

Presenters will reveal unexpected findings that transformed their fields.
February 6, 2024
VIDEO

Parent Provided Care

Arizona Parents of children with disabilities receive funding and certified training to be Direct Care Workers for their own minor children.
January 22, 2024

John is Colorblind

Witness five individuals use corrective glasses that allows them to see colors that they never detected before.
January 15, 2024

Working in Mental Health with Felicia Jaimez

Providing therapy on the Pascua Yaqui Reservation.
September 5, 2023

All of Us at the Tucson Chinese Cultural Center

The Tucson Chinese Cultural Center has partnered with the All of Us Research Program as part of a nationwide endeavor to collect genetic data to aid in the advancement of precision health care and prevention.
August 25, 2023

Working in Mental Health with Kate Kincaid

Kate Kincaid specializes in relationship therapy within systemically marginalized communities and Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy.
July 18, 2023

Sonoran Desert Toad Psychedelics

The Sonoran Desert Toad is endemic to the Sonoran Desert. Once plentiful in the region, the herpetological community is worried that it could now be overly exploited for the psychedelic substance it produces.
May 26, 2023
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