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Gila monster
Through KJZZ’s Q&AZ reporting project, a listener asked on social media if it's illegal to keep Gila monsters as pets and breed them in Arizona.
Feb. 22, 2024
Welcome to Mesa Arizona sign
This week, high school students in Mesa took part in a two-day event aimed at finding solutions to some of the city’s biggest problems.
Feb. 22, 2024
Completed artwork
The Show spoke with Matt Sandoval, the new executive director of Free Arts for Abused Children, about the role the arts is taking in helping kids who've gone through trauma.
Feb. 22, 2024
Jar of marijuana, marijuana on table
The Show spoke with Eddie Celaya, a reporter with KGUN in Tucson and former host of the podcast Here Weed Go! for the Arizona Daily Star, all about the marijuana industry here.
Feb. 21, 2024
Stethoscope in a doctor's office.
Gov. Katie Hobbs’ administration announced two changes to the state’s Medicaid program that she says will give more Arizona kids access to health care and support families of children with disabilities.
Feb. 20, 2024
pregnant woman
The Show spoke with Sharita Gruberg with the National Partnership for Women and Families about a new bill by Arizona Democrats to create a paid family and medical leave system.
Feb. 20, 2024
CASS beds
Central Arizona Shelter Services, known as CASS, may soon have to cut services to people experiencing homelessness.
More Arizona housing news
Feb. 20, 2024
Sandy Mazzio
The Arizona Board of Nursing says Arizona ranks among the top five states with the most severe health-care staffing shortages.
Feb. 19, 2024
Thousands of people attended the International Franchise Association’s annual convention in downtown Phoenix.
Feb. 19, 2024
Phoenix police record fentanyl bust in Avondale
On a party-line vote, state senators have advanced a bill that would reduce the amount of fentanyl needed for criminal prosecution from 9 grams to one pill.
Feb. 19, 2024
Woman alone crying domestic violence
February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month. Yet, female high school students in Arizona experience more sexual violence compared to their male peers. That’s according to the latest Youth Risk Behavior Survey.
Feb. 17, 2024
arizona state hospital
A bill to establish a new governing board to oversee the Arizona State Hospital received bipartisan support at the state Legislature, but similar bills have stalled out at the Capitol over the past few years.
Feb. 16, 2024
Quang Nguyen headshot
Long-term care advocates and families are hoping that some bills moving through the Arizona legislature will eventually become law.
Feb. 16, 2024
COVID-19 vaccine
Dr. Frank LoVecchio, an emergency medicine physician with Valleywise Health, says there could be drawbacks from some people to proposed revisions in the COVID-19 guidelines from the CDC.
Feb. 16, 2024
Valley fever coccidioides fungus
Dr. Dave Engelthaler, a TGen researcher, joined The Show to talk about new findings that may make scientists rethink what they know about Valley fever.
Feb. 16, 2024
banner health sign
This month Banner Health is raising awareness for diseases, conditions and syndromes that disproportionately impact Black Americans. Alzheimer’s is one of them.
Feb. 16, 2024
a person holding a pill case
A bill that would establish a certification process for memory care services, and set training standards for staff who work at facilities that offer those services, is moving through the Arizona Legislature.
Feb. 15, 2024
Vending machine with Naloxone
Valle del Sol health clinic in south Phoenix recently unveiled a new way for community members to access naloxone, a medication designed to rapidly reverse overdose from opioids: a free vending machine.
Feb. 15, 2024
child getting vaccinated
The Show spoke with Dr. Nick Staab, assistant medical director for the Maricopa County Department of Public Health, to talk more about low vaccination rates in Arizona and how a potential measles case and new strains of COVID-19 could affect unvaccinated people.
Feb. 15, 2024
Man with virtual reality glasses
Virtual reality has been used in health care for several years, and the release of Apple's Vision Pro headset has renewed interest in the field, challenging health care professionals to innovate new ways to treat and talk with patients.
Feb. 14, 2024


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