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At the State Capitol, a sign reads: Bans off our bodies. "Our" is underlined.
The Supreme Court’s recent reversal of its landmark Roe v. Wade ruling has cleared the way for Arizona to ban abortion. But with the state having approved multiple abortion bans more than a century apart, confusion remains over which law will take effect.
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Jul. 1, 2022
Rio Sonora Valley
This August will mark eight years since a spill at a copper mine in Sonora sent millions of gallons of toxic waste into the Rio Sonora. But residents say they are just beginning to see progress in addressing the damage.
Jul. 1, 2022
After Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich said a law that bans almost all abortions in the state is enforceable, some doctors denounced his interpretation.
Jul. 1, 2022
OB/Gyn chair
The future of abortion is unclear in Arizona after the overturning of Roe vs. Wade. But activists hope to get an initiative on the ballot this year to make abortion access part of state law.
Jun. 29, 2022
Marijuana plant leaf
The Arizona auditor general found in 2019 that the state Department of Health Services had misallocated money from the medical marijuana fund. A new follow-up report says the health department has been slow to implement all policies and procedures needed to keep it from happening again.
Jun. 29, 2022
sad child
A recent report by Reveal found more than 500 migrant children had contemplated or attempted suicide, with 141 occurring when they were in the Office of Refugee Resettlement custody in the U.S.
Jun. 29, 2022
OB/Gyn chair
Some Arizona doctors are seeking an emergency order to block the provision of a law passed last year that they claim grants the same legal rights to a fetus as all citizens.
Jun. 28, 2022
xanthia walker
The Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade has left a sea of questions in its wake. This week, The Show is hearing from two Phoenix women who have had abortions, beginning with Xanthia Walker.
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Jun. 28, 2022
Sonora kids vaccines
Vaccinations for kids ages 5 to 11 started in Sonora and across Mexico on Monday, drawing big crowds. In Sonora, state authorities hope to eventually vaccinate some 250,000 young people in that age range.
Jun. 27, 2022
Juul advertisement
A federal court has put a temporary hold on the government's order for Juul to stop selling its vaping devices and cartridges.
Jun. 24, 2022
Arizona flag
The United States Supreme Court has overturned Roe V. Wade, setting the stage for some states to enact restrictions on access to abortion. Here is how Arizona leaders are reacting to decision.
Supreme Court has overturned constitutional right to an abortion
Jun. 24, 2022
sad childing holding a stuffed bear
Children can get long COVID-19, too. But research on the topic remains spotty, consisting mainly of small studies that exclude the youngest children and lack laboratory test results and control groups.
Jun. 22, 2022
hayley kiernan
Arizona has been dealing with a physician shortage for several years. And one future doctor has actually just left the state. The Show spoke with her to learn about her medical school experience.
Jun. 22, 2022
bills
In Arizona, more than 15% of residents report having medical debt in collections, and the median amount Arizonans owe is $919.
Jun. 21, 2022
tampon shortage
The latest shortage to hit the country is certain tampon brands. One doctor talks about possible solutions.
Jun. 20, 2022
pregnant person seated, look at an ultrasound with a doctor
Women with an intellectual or developmental disability are 12 times as likely to experience sexual assault compared to those without a disability, according to the Department of Justice. Yet, when we talk about restricting abortion or completely banning the procedure, this population is often excluded from the conversation — and that has some disability advocates worried.
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Jun. 20, 2022
Woman sitting outside next to tent
Last year, 339 people in Maricopa County died from heat-associated deaths, at least 130 of them were homeless people.
Jun. 20, 2022
Flu cases are remaining high in Arizona even though we are out of the usual season.
Jun. 20, 2022
The pandemic saw many families unable to say goodbye to their loved ones due to visitation rules and quarantine. In response, Gov. Doug Ducey signed H.B. 2633 into law earlier this month.
Jun. 20, 2022
A positive COVID-19 test
The Arizona Department of Health Services reported more than 16,000 new Covid-19 cases this week, but Deputy Director of Health Services Carla Berg says some of those cases were diagnosed in previous weeks. Berg says the department is seeing around 14,000 new cases weekly.
Jun. 18, 2022

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