Thursday, March 6, 2014 1:11 pm
PHOENIX – For Doris Goodale’s grown daughter, drug addiction didn’t begin with a party and a syringe. It was a doctor and a pill.
Monday, February 24, 2014 11:06 am
The Pima County Health Department and its community partners are taking part in a massive statewide effort (Cover Arizona) on Saturday, March 1 to help families sign up for health insurance.
Wednesday, August 14, 2013 4:00 am
I’ve written about it before, and will probably write about it again. Wal-Mart and many fast-food companies in our nation are part of the problem when it comes to welfare.
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 4:00 am
While Gov. Jan Brewer and select members of the Arizona Legislature celebrated the signing of the $8.8 billion budget for the 2013/2014 fiscal year on Monday, others were not as happy as plans continue to stop the Medicaid expansion through the ballot box.
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 10:05 am
Flanked by a bipartisan coalition of lawmakers, and numerous stakeholders that included AARP Arizona, Governor Jan Brewer today signed historic legislation that will restore and expand Medicaid coverage for thousands of vulnerable Arizonans.
Thursday, June 13, 2013 9:03 am
PHOENIX -- Rolling handily over most Republicans, the state House voted early today for an $8.8 billion spending plan, including an extensive expansion of the state's Medicaid program.
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 4:00 am
With all Republicans opposed, a House panel voted Monday to reject the proposal by Gov. Jan Brewer to use federal dollars to expand the state’s Medicaid program.
Thursday, April 18, 2013 11:49 am
Pima County Health Department released a statement today about potential risk of exposure of blood borne infection due to the faulty installation of equipment at a clinic located at 3662 West Ina Road.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 4:00 am
Rep. Adam Kwasman, R-District 11, said his number one priority is defeating Gov. Jan Brewer’s proposal to expand Medicaid in Arizona.
Sunday, February 17, 2013 12:56 pm
A key piece in addressing the steady stream of unwanted and abandoned pets involves turning off the faucet.
Wednesday, January 4, 2012 4:00 am
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 3:00 am
Pima County’s recommended budget for fiscal year 2011/12
contains a State Assistance Tax equal to cost shifts imposed by the
Arizona Legislature on the County to balance the State budget. The
legislature, over each of the last three years, has shifted State
costs to counties. We have absorbed prior cost shifts, but these
shifts have consequences in reduced services for the public, such
as fewer pothole repairs and less maintenance of our parks. We
cannot continue to absorb State cost shifts without putting our own
budget in jeopardy.
Wednesday, May 18, 2011 3:00 am
In its second round of budget planning for the upcoming
2011-2012 fiscal year, the Marana Town Council on May 10 reviewed
the proposed enterprise funds, and were updated on how the latest
legislative session will impact the town.
Wednesday, March 16, 2011 4:00 am
Secede from Arizona? Create the 51st state? Can these people be
Wednesday, March 2, 2011 6:00 am
A bill under consideration in the Arizona Legislature would
eliminate the state’s Medicaid system, which provides health care
services for more than 1.3 million residents.
Wednesday, January 26, 2011 12:00 am
The Arizona Legislature approved a budget earlier this year that
included significant cuts to adult mental health services and
restricted eligibility for many.
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 12:00 am
Karen Ford Manza, CEO, Arizona Family Planning Council/Special
to The Explorer
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 12:00 am
As more information emerges about a seemingly deranged gunman
accused of killing six people and wounding at least 13 others at a
Northwest shopping center, many have asked why he never drew the
attention of mental health professionals.
Wednesday, November 10, 2010 12:00 am
Newly re-elected Republican Sen. Al Melvin drove south from the
Arizona Capitol on Monday, talking on his hands-free device — he’s
an advocate of legislation to ban texting while driving — about his
victory over Democrat Cheryl Cage in last Tuesday’s District 26
Tuesday, October 26, 2010 11:00 pm
Among the propositions before voters on the Nov. 2 ballot is a
measure forwarded by the Arizona Legislature that would sweep some
$345 million from a voter-approved account for children's
development and health into the state's general fund.
Tuesday, May 4, 2010 11:00 pm
Save our state's future: vote yes on Prop 100 in the May 18
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 11:00 pm
Take away health care from 350,000 Arizonans.
Cut $832 million from schools. Get rid of the GED program which
gives people a second chance to get their high school diplomas.
Close state parks and highway rest stops.
Tuesday, March 16, 2010 11:00 pm
the editor published in the March 17, 2010, edition of The
Wednesday, January 20, 2010 12:00 am
Letters to the editor published in the January 13, 2010, edition
of The Explorer.
Tuesday, October 27, 2009 11:00 pm
As a physician legislator, I have the opportunity to scrutinize
almost every program that Arizona funds.