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Ethan Smith Cox, the development director for the Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation. discusses the state of AIDS in Southern Arizona.

Group Works on HIV/AIDS Prevention, Empower Those Living with It

Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation currently works with 1200 people; promote healthy, productive life for those with the virus.

CPS Still Under Fire, 5 Higher-Level Employees Suspended

Staffers placed under administrative leave amid reports that more than 6,000 child abuse cases were left un-investigated.

A growing number of health care providers are turning to food to help treat medical conditions.

Further Cuts to Food Stamps Worry Local Food Bank Officials

As part of Farm Bill, Senate wants to cut $4B from program's budget in next 10 years, while House wants $40B.

Toys 4 tots

Nonprofit Advises Parents to Avoid Hazardous Toys

PIRG says to be aware that many children’s toys still contain high levels of lead, cadmium, arsenic, other harmful chemicals.

AZ Ranks Low in Index Measuring Education, Economy, Health

Opportunity Index put state 46 in the nation and gives Pima County a C-minus; data available through federal government.

After spending some time at the Cooling Center, this homeless man is back on the streets.

Report: AZ Homelessness Has Decreased in Past 3 Years

US Dept. of Housing and Urban Development found 13,700 homeless individuals in 2010, compared to 10,600 in 2013.

About 283,000 Arizonans May Have Health Plans Canceled

Those with coverage in individual market may have to start looking into Obamacare plans if unable to renew existing plans.

Downtown Tucson pedestrians

Pedestrian Deaths Abnormally High in 2013

Fatalities have nearly tripled since 2012, which had six deaths while this year has had 16 so far, city of Tucson officials say.

AZ's Rate of Uninsured Children Third Highest in US, Report Says

Georgetown University study found 13.2 percent of Arizona's kids don't have health coverage.

Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild provides an update on his effort to end veterans' homelessness in the city by 2015.

Mayor: Tucson's Housed More Than 200 Vets Since Summer

223 homeless veterans, their families got a home in the first 100 days of city's initiative to end veterans' homelessness.

Dionisio de la Viña, one of the NAMI volunteers, discusses how building a book club for readers interested in mental, health developed into a community as well.

Book Club Raises Mental Health Awareness, Builds Community

Two volunteers work to create a forum for learning about mental illness that welcomes a growing group of interested readers.

Governor Jan Brewer's new budget relies on cuts to Medicaid, and that may hurt rural health care providers in Southeast Arizona.

Tucsonan Struggles to Find a Kidney, Turns to Facebook

Don Do, a 23-year-old former UA student, created an event page to reach out to people, hoping to find a donor.

33,000 Arizonans Applied So Far for Fed Health Exchange

US Dep. of Health says between Oct. 1, Nov. 2 about 17,000 people applied for plan, also sought coverage for families, totaling to 33,000 residents.

Montessori kids

Firearm Related Child Fatalities Rising, Report Says

Annual Child Fatality Review Report found that in 2012, there were 32 firearm-related deaths, compared to 23 in 2011.

Alec Ring participates in TROT, a program using horse back riding to help with physical disabilities and mental and emotional challenges.

Horseback Riding as Therapy for Special Needs

Since 1974, TROT has used method for children, adults who are challenged with everything from blindness, PTSD and autism.

Navajo Nation Considers Junk Food Tax

Bill's sponsor says it's one way to fight the diabetes and obesity epidemic on the reservation.

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