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A hospital in the Four Corners has announced it will lay off 5% of its staff to cut costs and increase bill collections.

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The Arizona Department of Corrections has asked an appeals court to throw out a contempt-of-court ruling against its director and a $1.4 million fine against the state for failing to adequately improve health care for the 33,000 inmates in state-run prisons.

The Arizona House on Wednesday joined the Senate in approving legislation allowing small businesses to join together and create new health insurance plans backers say will lower costs.


A state panel is calling on Arizona lawmakers and agencies to implement policy changes to better prevent and report sexual abuse of people with developmental disabilities.

Navajo Times/Donovan Quintero

Arizona has become the first state in the U.S. allowed to exempt tribal members from Medicaid work requirements. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports, Native American leaders say the new Trump administration rules would have threatened tribal sovereignty.