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Border Concerns Extend Beyond Southern Arizona

Plus, the state of mental health in our jails and a proposal to increase the city sales tax.

Understanding Mental Health Issues at Pima County Jail

Hear speakers discuss dealing with mental illness, substance abuse in the county jail.

Puppies at Pima Animal Care Center July 8, 2015.

Pet Adopting, Intake Stopped Due to Disease Outbreak

A dozen dogs have been diagnosed with distemper and Strep zoo at Pima center.

Health Care Market Opens; Two Carriers in Pima County

Officials are reaching out to raise awareness of coverage options, financial assistance.

Mosquito

24-Hour Zika, West Nile Hotline Now Staffed in Pima County

Information and reporting on mosquito-borne diseases available.

Acclaimed World Music Artist Katia Cardenal Visits Tucson

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Finding new purpose after breast cancer strikes twice; and "Feeding Our Future" asks if the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona can solve the root causes of hunger.

Event Looks to Raise AIDS Awareness in Latino Community

The stigma surrounding testing has contributed to the disproportionate rate in the group.

Lower Costs, Improved Health Care See Progress in Tucson

Plus: update from Caterpillar; what's next for ITT Tech students; teens in government.

Eileen Klein, president of the Arizona Board of Regents.

Regents Will Hire Expert to Review UA Health Sciences

'Comprehensive' review to start as soon as possible; UA President Hart happy with decision.

Marian Lupu, founder of Pima Council on Aging, Dies at 91

Group built a range of services for older adults with Lupu at the helm.

SynCardia Official: Tucson Operations Expected to Continue

Artificial heart manufacturer went through bankruptcy, sale in July.

UA Phoenix Med School Under Regents' Scrutiny

Board will hold meetings to review medical community complaints.

Cancer therapies

UA Cancer Center's Top Federal Status Renewed with Grant

$17.6 million from National Cancer Institute funds core research.

Lawsuit: State Improperly Reduces Immigrant Health Care

Up to 3,500 refugees, asylum seekers and immigrant crime victims may be affected.

Three in Tucson Poisoned by Mercury in Skin Cream

Product came from Mexico; health officials warn consumers to take precautions.

"The King of Sting" Talks Arizona Insects

Also on Arizona Spotlight: The future of "Right to Try" for the terminally ill; Tucson street names often stir debate; the swingin' nighlife of Arizona's bats.

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