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Phoenix nursery provides model solution for newborns exposed to opioids

Dec 31, 2022 As their babies are treated, parents are connected with addiction treatment, child services and, if necessary, help obtaining essentials such as housing – ideally before their children are born.

Court: Abortion doctors can’t be charged under Arizona law

Dec 30, 2022 The Arizona Court of Appeals declined to repeal the 1864 law.

The Buzz: Looking back on 2022

Dec 30, 2022 Newsworthy interviews and topics that we addressed this year.

Arizona taking steps to combat maternal mortality, one doula at a time

Dec 30, 2022 Doulas don’t deliver babies, but these nonmedical labor assistants can make a difference in maternal health outcomes.

Arizona’s falling vaccination rates could lead to serious health issues in the future

Dec 29, 2022 The trend is unlikely to reverse any time soon.

Pima Health Director to lead AZ Dept. of Health Services

Dec 28, 2022 Hobbs tapps Dr. Theresa Cullen to run agency.

Most popular names for Arizona babies

Dec 27, 2022 Most common names for newborns remain nearly the same as they have for close to a decade.

Tucson City Council: dispensaries, fare-free transit, childcare and redistricting

Dec 23, 2022 Mayor and council rounded out the year in their final city council meeting of 2022.

Pima County to host vaccine clinics in Green Valley, starting Wednesday

Dec 20, 2022 Clinics will offer influenza and COVID shots, along with free at-home COVID tests.

ADEQ to test all small water systems for PFAS

Dec 19, 2022 An EPA grant will allow the state to test water from 1,200 providers.

The field guide "Birds of Arizona" was a labor of love for author Richard Cachor Taylor.

Dec 15, 2022 Also on Arizona Spotlight: How the Pima County Library's Synapse Team is helping mental health community-wide; visit the El Jefe Cat Lounge; and remembering broadcasting legend Larry Schnebly.

Respiratory illnesses continue rise in Pima County

Dec 15, 2022 Officials are asking residents to update their vaccinations, wear masks and social distance.

Traffic deaths rising in Tucson, pedestrians at highest risk

Dec 14, 2022 The number of pedestrian fatalities have almost doubled from 2021.

Maricopa County sees large spike in flu, COVID-19, and RSV

Dec 9, 2022 Officials are urging that anyone 6 months or older get vaccinated for the flu and for COVID-19, especially with more gatherings during the holiday season.

Court of appeals listens to arguments over abortion access in Arizona

Dec 2, 2022 The three-judge panel did not indicate when their decision would be released.

Pima County expanding monkeypox vaccine availability

Nov 27, 2022 The county has permission from the state to make the vaccine easier to get.

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