December 2018

patient at a hospital
A federal judge in Texas this week struck down the entire Affordable Care Act, declaring its mandate requiring everyone buy health insurance unconstitutional. But now that the ACA has been law for six years, both parties agree that parts of the law that are particularly popular should stay around.
Dec. 19, 2018
AdviNOW's Clinic Features a Shelf of Self-Service Medical Devices
Do you remember when self-checkouts at the grocery store were the new thing? Now no one can remember living without it. That’s how the makers of a new self-guided medical clinic are hoping people adapt to their idea.
Dec. 19, 2018
Kyrsten Sinema and Martha McSally
Gov. Doug Ducey named Congresswoman Martha McSally on Tuesday to succeed Sen. Jon Kyl in the seat that was long held by the late Sen. John McCain. The appointment wasn’t a surprise, but there was some criticism.
Dec. 19, 2018
Kathy Hoffman
The Federal Commission on School Safety has released its first report. Incoming Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman talked about how it may impact Arizona students and schools.
Dec. 19, 2018
Workers replace a three-mile-long natural gas pipeline
The Arizona Department of Corrections (ADC) says it discovered a natural-gas pipeline leak at the Winslow prison in November. A leak in 37-year-old gas line at the Winslow prison will cost $1.5 million to repair.
Dec. 19, 2018
college students
Nearly 20 million students were projected to attend American colleges and universities in this year’s fall semester. That’s about five million more students than in the year 2000, but lower than the peak of about 21 million students in the fall of 2010.
Dec. 18, 2018
pencils
Today, charter schools are a force in our state. And, as The Arizona Republic’s Craig Harris has been reporting all year, the massive industry is creating millionaires and raising questions about self-dealing and regulation.
Dec. 18, 2018
medical insurance form
The open enrollment period for buying health care policies on the Affordable Care Act marketplace has ended, and there are still adults who do not have health insurance.
Dec. 18, 2018
homeless man and dog
Despite low unemployment rates, and an economy that's chugging along, more Americans are homeless this year than in 2017. How does a new HUD report reflect what’s happening here on the ground in Arizona?
Dec. 18, 2018
following the money
If you look at retail sales, industrial production and employment, the U.S. economy is doing well.
Dec. 18, 2018

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