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Governor Ducey Signs Legislation Supporting Firefighters With Cancer

Governor Doug Ducey signed legislation to further protect Arizona’s firefighters and fire investigators by expanding workers’ compensation for diseases presumed to be a result of their job demands and requirements. Senate Bill (SB) 1451 strengthens the presumption that a firefighter’s cancer diagnosis is work related thereby ensuring that more firefighters are eligible for worker’s compensation

State

Mohave County, Navajo officials push to broaden ‘downwinder’ coverage

Federal law has long compensated residents who lived downwind from open-air nuclear test sites in the 1950s and 1960s, including many in northern Arizona – but not residents in most of Mohave County. County Supervisor Jean Bishop, who has seen her family and neighbors racked by cancers, told a House committee Wednesday that this is

Health

‘The balance of risk has shifted’: Cancer screenings plunge during pandemic

Cancer screenings in the U.S. have plunged since the start of the pandemic almost a year ago, prompting health advocates to increase calls for the public to stop postponing these potentially life-saving procedures. More than one-third of adults have failed to receive recommended cancer screenings during the pandemic, according to “Cancer Won’t Wait and Neither

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