Abortion, for the most part, is now illegal in Arizona. The only exception, according to the territorial law that was implemented in 1864 and codified in 1901, is for the life of the mother. But that language is vague.
Arizona currently faces an outbreak of syphilis among females and newborns. This week, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force reiterated its 2016 call to screen at-risk persons with or without symptoms. But some say it’s time to modernize the process.
As climate change looms and carbon-emissions targets appear less and less achievable, some have suggested locking up carbon by planting trees in drylands. But new research throws some shade on the idea.
In May, KJZZ’s Arizona Science Desk described the emotional distress wearing down health care workers and hindering efforts to bounce back after COVID-19. New research gives a glimpse of how those workers are faring.
Jupiter is making its closest approach to Earth in 70 years, and Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff is offering the public the chance to view the gas giant through several of its telescopes, including the historic 24-inch Clark Refractor.
Arizona is known for its loose concealed carry laws. This year, the state Senate voted to allow anyone with a concealed carry permit to bring their weapon into most government buildings. New research shows a strong uptick in gun violence in states with relaxed restrictions.
Over the last couple of years, masks have been political symbols, but also social ones. To learn about that aspect of masking, The Show spoke with Markus Kemmelmeier, a professor of social psychology and sociology at the University of Nevada, Reno.
Wildfires are growing more frequent and severe, and wildfire season has lengthened by almost three months since the late-1970s. Experts say it’s time to think beyond battling these inevitable blazes and find a way to live with them.
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As the Arizona Republic's climate news and storytelling reporter, Joan Meiners gets a lot of hate mail. But through scientifically analyzing it, she found the harsh words might actually offer some hope.
More than 2,000 Arizonans died last year due to opioid overdoses; fentanyl was a leading cause. Those are among the findings in the state health department’s latest Opioid Overdoses Surveillance Report.
Nikola Corp.’s top executive testified at the trial of the truckmaker’s founder on Monday, saying he repeatedly tried without success to rein in a man prone to exaggeration and misstating facts while trying to elevate his company's share price with promises he couldn't keep.
In the parched Colorado River basin, water managers are turning over every stone looking for ways to keep the taps flowing. Now, they’re finding more water in some unusual places — shower drains and toilet flushes.
Gender identity and transitioning feature prominently in Arizona politics, from restricting youth access to gender-affirming care to adding LGBTQ+ status to city anti-discrimination ordinances. Studies show the heated rhetoric can hurt those most affected.
As Arizona approaches the two-year anniversary of marijuana legalization in November, many health and safety questions about cannabis as a consumer product remain unanswered. A new study reiterates the old motto: Let the buyer beware.