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Dental therapy defeat in Arizona raises ethical questions

By   /  January 12, 2017  /  Arizona, Health Care, National, News, Regulations, State Government  /  No Comments

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The victory lap dentists took in December over the defeat of dental therapy in Arizona was swift, but may have been a bit premature.

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College football meccas are no havens for homesharing

By   /  December 23, 2016  /  Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, News, Ohio, Regulations, South Carolina, Washington  /  No Comments

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Alabama is the heavy favorite to win this year’s college football playoff, with Clemson, Ohio State and Washington looking to unseat the defending champion Crimson Tide. But fans of the challengers can take some solace in knowing the University of Alabama’s hometown of Tuscaloosa is dead last in at least one category — homesharing. Considering many […]

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National School Choice Week expecting 20,000 events

By   /  December 22, 2016  /  Arizona, Education Blog  /  No Comments

National School Choice Week

National School Choice Week started out with 150 events in 2011. Organizers say they are expecting to host 20,000 events nationwide from Jan. 22 to 28. Participants include charters schools as well as traditional public schools, where declining enrollment is changing the way administrators look at getting the word out. “We don’t have the advertising budget. […]

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Arizona lawmakers ponder dental therapy to address shortage

By   /  December 15, 2016  /  Alaska, Arizona, Health Care, Minnesota, News, Regulations, State Government  /  No Comments

Hospital emergency rooms are normally a repository for broken bones, accident traumas and sudden or severe medical complications. In Arizona, ERs were also the go-to treatment option for more than 45,000 people with dental problems from 2010 to 2015. The state’s Medicaid program picked up the tab for 41 percent of these cases — nearly […]

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Grounded Phalanx operation nabbed 110,000 illegals at border

By   /  November 28, 2016  /  Arizona, Immigration, National, News, Texas  /  No Comments

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While surveillance helicopters were grounded in Texas, the head of Customs and Border Protection called the flights critical to “countering illegal immigration” from Mexico. A government report obtained by Watchdog.org credited Operation Phalanx with apprehending 110,000 illegal border crossers.

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Phoenix magnet school trains aspiring first responders

By   /  November 28, 2016  /  Arizona, Education Blog  /  No Comments

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A career high school in Phoenix is training teenagers on how to be police officers and firefighters.

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