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Rural health care providers in Southeast Arizona may be facing some new challenges. Governor Jan Brewers budget relies on obtaining an exemption from federal rules so she can reduce the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System, the state's Medicaid alternative, and save the state $1.5 billion over the next two years.

Episode 8: Medicaid Cuts Could Constrict State's Recovery

Health care for working poor, insurance rates, and the overall economy would all suffer if Arizona slashes or stops AHCCCS, experts say

Shaun McClusky and Ron Asta are both running for Tucson's mayoral seat.

Mayoral Race Draws New Contenders

Two Republicans push for making Tucson better for commerce

Christopher Conover discusses public access to the state senate office building.

Outcry Over Access

This week's Arizona Illustrated Political Focus looks at state Senate President Russell Pearce's decision to disallow public access to the legislature's news conferences

Kimberly Craft and Lawrence Rosen Ph.D., a professor of anthropology at Princeton University, discuss the cultural and social significance of current events.

Understanding the Middle East

Anthropologist Lawrence Rosen discusses epicenter of unrest

Christopher Conover sits down with one of Tucson's newest members of the Legislature, Rep. Bruce Wheeler (D).

A Freshman's Take

Recently elected lawmaker analyzes changes in Arizona's politics and national image

Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne.

Episode 7: Federal Supremacy vs. Arizona's Rights

Attorney General Horne expects to defend state in several cases as Legislature gets confrontational

Assessing Mayor Bob Walkup's Tenure

We asked the Tucson Weekly's Jim Nintzel to review the mayor's time in office


Libyan Protests in Tucson

Libyan expatriates gather to show support for opposition in homeland

Kimberly Craft discusses possible cuts in Title X funds with Wendell Hicks, Executive Director of the Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation, and Bryan Howard, President of Planned Parenthood of Southern Arizona.

Family Planning at a Crossroads

While legislators talk of cutting Medicaid, health advocates fear for the future of Title X

At a recent panel discussion titled "Education in Arizona," state leaders discussed some of the pressing issues education issues in our state.

Education in Arizona: Is it Broken?

Education leaders discuss current challenges in Arizona

A Day For Haze

The Struggle for Civil Rights

Walkup Will Not Seek 4th Term

Tucson mayor says he won't run again, lays out vision for city's future

"A Solution in Search of a Problem"

The Arizona House passes a new restriction for legal abortions

Kimberly Craft discusses the new National Institute on Civil Discourse with its director Brint Milward, and co-director, Sally Rider.

Bush, Clinton to Chair New National Institute for Civil Discourse

Organization aims to advance the national discussion that arose in the wake of the Jan. 8 shooting and develop constructive solutions

Kimberly Craft and Christopher Conover talk about the Govenror's tax cut package and permission to drop hundreds of thousands of people from Medicaid.

In Legislature, a Week of Cuts and Change

Arizona lawmakers pass major business incentive bill and prepare for deep Medicaid cuts

Gov. Jan Brewer (R) touts her business development plan as the key to "turning our economy around."

Episode 6: 'Arizona Is Open for Business'

GOP governor says economic development package will put Arizona ahead of recovery

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