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Providers of animal massage in legal battle with state veterinary board

Providers of animal massage in legal battle with state veterinary board

By Moriah Costa

Providers of animal massage say they provide horses, dogs and other creatures relief from pain just as athletes benefit from massage therapy. But after the state's veterinary board sent two of them a cease-and-desist letter, saying they are treating animals illegally, some of them are suing.

Digital book program aims to prevent summer reading slide

Digital book program aims to prevent summer reading slide

To combat what's often called the summer slide, when kids lose skills they've gained during the school year, Read On Arizona is out to make it easier for kids to access digital books when the library isn't convenient. The program is free and lasts through September.

CDC report: Big increase in nicotine exposure from e-cigarette liquid

CDC report: Big increase in nicotine exposure from e-cigarette liquid

A federal report shows a nationwide rise in nicotine exposure from the liquid in e-cigarettes, mirroring increases seen by Arizona's poison control centers. The number of calls nationally rose from one per month in September 2010 to 215 calls per month in February 2014.

State’s tribal casino revenues grew faster than national rate in 2012

State’s tribal casino revenues grew faster than national rate in 2012

Indian gaming revenue in Arizona grew by $50 million in 2012, a 3 percent rise from the year before, compared to a national increase of just 2 percent. Arizona's growth came even though no new facilities opened and the number of games actually fell in the state that year.

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