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REGIONAL NEWS for May 29, 2017: Memorial Day: WASPs stepped in to fill domestic flight roles amid combat pilot shortage

Posted by   /  May 29, 2017  /  Economy, Energy and Environment, Government and Politics, Health Care, Immigration  /  No Comments

Denver woman made revolutionary flights for U.S. war effort during World War II California: To keep crops from rotting in the field, farmers say they need Trump to let in more temporary workers Too many New Mexico jobs go begging Nevada: GAO outlines $330M ‘roadmap’ to restart Yucca Mountain licensing Once ranked 7th nationally for […]

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Officials hope new Mayo Clinic medical school in Scottsdale will help ease state’s doctor shortage

Posted by   /  May 24, 2017  /  Health Care  /  No Comments

By Amanda Luberto | Cronkite News Tuesday, May 23, 2017 SCOTTSDALE – Dr. Amit Shah smiles as he demonstrates the new technology at the Mayo Clinic’s new medical school campus in Scottsdale. “There is no center stage in the middle, (with) just a person beaming down information at you, as many of us – unfortunately […]

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REGIONAL NEWS for May 23, 2017: United Utah founders say other parties are too extreme.

Posted by   /  May 23, 2017  /  Education, Government and Politics, Health Care, Regional News  /  No Comments

New centrist party forms in Utah to attract disaffected Republicans, Democrats Effort to repeal Obamacare tests Colorado’s Cory Gardner Should Santa Fe’s mayor get paid like a CEO or not? State senator to introduce a constitutional amendment to limit University of California‘s 138-year-old autonomy North Las Vegas lawmaker wants ban on for-profit prisons

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Survey: Arizona in Top 10 states for drug abuse

Posted by   /  May 22, 2017  /  Health Care  /  No Comments

By Scott Orr | The Daily Courier A study by WalletHub.com found that Arizona has the eighth-highest rate of drug abuse among all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The survey, titled “Drug Use by State: 2017’s Problem Areas,” examined 15 data points, tallied them up, and came up with rankings. Some important findings: […]

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Developer buys Mesa’s Fiesta Mall, plans makeover into health, education campus

Posted by   /  May 19, 2017  /  Education, Health Care, Real Estate  /  No Comments

Sold for $6.72 million By Jessica Boehm and Catherine Reagor | The Republic Buyers plan to invest $30 million in nearly vacant mall after purchasing it for $6.72 million Fiesta Mall in Mesa, once a giant in the southeast Valley shopping scene, has been sold to a duo of developers who plan to transform the […]

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Arizona and 5 other states hoping to revamp Medicaid in the Trump era

Posted by   /  May 17, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Health Care  /  No Comments

The Obama administration rejected many conservative politicians’ attempts to alter the health-care program for the poor. With Trump in the White House, they may finally get their way. By Mattie Quinn | Governing While the Republican-controlled Congress is trying to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), governors on both sides of the aisle are anxiously […]

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Arizona commission improperly slashes workplace safety penalties, feds say

Posted by   /  May 17, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Health Care  /  No Comments

By Emily Bregel | Arizona Daily Star José Mata suffered burns over 42 percent of his body after a workplace accident. His employer’s penalty was cut from $69,300 to $25,300. Mata returned to work and says the company improved its safety protocol. An investigation by federal OSHA officials has found the Industrial Commission of Arizona’s […]

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Pinal Economic Development Manager honored for accomplishments

Posted by   /  May 14, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Health Care  /  No Comments

Pinal Central Pinal County’s top economic development official was honored by his peers this month for accomplishments related to recruiting industry and businesses. But Economic Development Manager Tim Kanavel’s biggest accomplishment may be that he did his job well while also waiting for a kidney transplant. “I had a double transplant in 2009 of the […]

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Report says Arizona hospitals have $24 billion economic impact

Posted by   /  May 11, 2017  /  Economy, Health Care  /  No Comments

KTAR Arizona hospitals have a multibillion impact on the state’s economy, a report released this week said. “Hospitals represent a critical driver of the Arizona economy, helping directly and indirectly generate 177,000 jobs and $24 billion in economic impact,” Jim Rounds, the president of the agency behind the study, Rounds Consulting Group, said. The Arizona […]

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Obamacare helped make a 50% dent in personal bankruptcies

Posted by   /  May 3, 2017  /  Economy, Government and Politics, Health Care  /  No Comments

By Emma Court | MarketWatch Expansion of health insurance to low-income people and consumer financial protections Personal bankruptcy filings decreased by nearly 50% over the past six years. The Affordable Care Act was among the likely factors that assisted with a big decrease — nearly 50% — in personal bankruptcy filings in the last six […]

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