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PHOTO: Booster seats can reduce injuries during a car crash by 45 percent, but a new survey finds a majority of parents move their children to seat belts before they're big enough. Photo credit: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

PHOENIX - Kids often want to act like grownups, but experts say having children ride in cars the way mom and dad do is something that should be put off as long as possible. A new study from Safe Kids Worldwide found that the majority of parents are moving their children to seat belts before they ar...Read More

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PHOTO: The Navajo Nation has settled longstanding legal claims against the U.S. government for a record $554 million. Photo credit: Federal Emergency Management Agency.

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – The Obama administration is paying a record $554 million to settle legal issues with the Navajo Nation over claims that the U.S. government mismanaged the tribe's money and natural resources for decades. Rick Abasta, communications director with the Navajo Nation, says th...Read More

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PHOTO: Despite the smiles of Arizona and Nevada governors, a new report says the proposal to build an interstate highway connecting Phoenix and Las Vegas would be a waste of taxpayers' money. Photo courtesy Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval's office.

PHOENIX - The $2.5 billion Interstate 11 project, proposed to connect Phoenix and Las Vegas, is not in the best interest of taxpayers, according to a study from the Arizona Public Interest Research Group. "(The) I-11 corridor is based on obsolete traffic assumptions that are being used to justify o...Read More

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PHOTO: In terms of solar energy powering public schools, a new study ranks Arizona third in the U.S. Photo credit: U.S. Department of Energy.

TEMPE, Ariz. - A new report from the Solar Energy Industries Association titled Brighter Future: A Study on Solar in U.S. Schools, finds Arizona ranked third in the nation in terms of solar energy use in public schools. Steven Church, energy education coordinator at Tempe Elementary School District...Read More

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PHOTO: A new plan to build a multi-state compact for medical licenses offers hope to bring care to medically underserved areas in places such as Arizona. Photo credit: Lake County, IL.

PHOENIX – A new plan to allow multi-state licensing for physicians could help fill the gap in areas of Arizona without enough health care services. If at least seven state legislatures agree to what's known as a multi-state or interstate compact, a licensed doctor could easily get permission...Read More

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PHOTO: The Children's Action Alliance is calling on political candidates in Arizona to focus on hunger and other issues affecting kids as they seek office in the general election this November. Photo credit: Pima County Public Library.

PHOENIX - As election season kicks into high gear in Arizona, there are calls for political candidates to focus on children's issues. Julie Bacon is a consultant with Children's Action Alliance, which is sponsoring an event in Scottsdale today promoting the "Healthy Packs" program. She says 10 cand...Read More

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PHOTO: Arizona residents can attend People's Climate March events on Sunday in support of the national event in New York City, which is being held just before the Climate Summit at the United Nations. Photo courtesy of People's Climate March.

TEMPE, Ariz. – People's Climate March events will be held on Sunday in Arizona to show solidarity with a the national People's Climate March event in New York City, ahead of next week's Climate Summit at the United Nations. Rev. Doug Bland is executive director at Arizona Interfaith Power and...Read More

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PHOTO: Despite the improving economy, a new report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture finds one in six Arizona households continues to struggle with hunger. Photo Credit: U.S. Department of Agriculture.

PHOENIX - Despite the U.S. economy growing, and even thriving in some sectors, a new federal report finds one in six Arizona households struggles with hunger. Brian Simpson with the Association of Arizona Food Banks says research from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) shows from 2011 to 201...Read More

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