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Two more bills targeting COVID rules head to Ducey's desk

The GOP-led Senate voted to block the state from ever adding a COVID-19 vaccine to the list of inoculations schoolchildren must receive to attend public school.

State health insurance program wrongly ended coverage for some Native children

AHCCCS said it is putting new procedures in place following auditor general's report.

Arizona health agency: State's pandemic toll passes 30,000

According to the federal Centers Disease Control and Prevention, Arizona’s death toll ranks 11th highest among states.

Biomedical engineers sneak medicines past immune system

University of Arizona researchers are developing ways to target medication more efficiently to fight disease.

Universities partnering to end addiction

The University of Arizona and Oklahoma State University are working together to combat pain and addiction.

Childhood vaccination rate continues to decline in Arizona

The share of kindergarten students with personal belief exemptions rose to 6.6% this school year, up from 5.4% in the 2019-2020 school year.

"...love you like you've never known you're worth." The songs of Gabrielle Pietrangelo.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: An American hero gets some overdue recognition at Davis Monthan Air Force Base; and learn about the help - and hope - in Tucson for those living with aphasia.

Rabbits at risk from deadly virus

PACC lost 15 animals to the RHDV2 virus.

Arizona House votes to ban abortion after 15 weeks

Senate Bill 1164 heads to Gov. Ducey's desk for his signature or veto.

The drivers of the Women's Formula 1 racing circuit test their speed & skill in the Sonoran Desert.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Reigning Miss Tucson Abby Charles talks food insecurity in Southern Arizona, and Michelle Ross creates literary experiences in miniature for her book "Shapeshifting".

University of Arizona drops mask requirement for most people

But Robbins urges campus community to show compassion to vulnerable people.

Indian Health Service head nominated amid tough challenges

Roselyn Tso most recently served as director of the health service's Navajo region.

First Lady Jill Biden promotes cancer moonshot in visit to Southern Arizona

Biden administration aiming to cut the cancer death rate in half over the next 25 years.

COVID transmission rates drop in southern Arizona

The CDC has lowered the transmission level in most of the state.

Arizona health agency reduces frequency of pandemic updates

The state announced it would switch to weekly updates because the outbreak is slowing and to be consistent with other infectious disease that are reported.

Most of Southern Arizona still must wear masks

The CDC has changed the guidance for when people need to wear masks.

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