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Sizing up the presidential election — in June

If the presidential election were held in June, who would win — President Barack Obama or Republican Mitt Romney? While any doubt was long gone, Romney officially surpassed the number of delegates needed to become the Republican nominee when he won the Texas primary at the end of May. So, let’s see where the states stand at this early juncture, understanding that 270 Electoral College votes are needed to be elected.

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KidsCare gets a needed boost

On behalf of the board of directors and staff of the Arizona Foundation for Behavioral Health, I want to acknowledge the UofA Health Network, Phoenix Children’s Hospital, and Maricopa Integrated Health System for their efforts to bring forward a proposal to the AHCCCS administration which, with the approval of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, has reinstituted a modified KidsCare program.

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A new role for thousands of Arizona grandparents

What do Oprah Winfrey, President Barack Obama, and U.S. Sen. Olympia Snowe have in common with 60,000 children in Arizona today? They were raised by their grandparents or other relatives for part of their childhoods. This practice, called kinship care, has been growing in Arizona and throughout the nation.

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