children's healthcare

Kingman drivers will have to put out their cigarettes if they have kids in the car under a new smoking ban that takes effect this summer.

The Kingman Daily Miner reports councilmembers narrowly approved the ban with a 4-3 vote Tuesday, making it a secondary offense to smoke in a car with people under the age of 18 present.

E-cigarettes are also covered under the ban. Retailers from Phoenix asked the council during the meeting to consider exempting vapor products.

The ban goes into effect June 18.

ABC News

A recent study lists Arizona as having the fifth highest level of child food insecurity in the country. As Arizona Public Radio’s Justin Regan reports, most Northern Arizona counties are higher than even the state average. 

Justin Regan

After a measles outbreak at Disneyland in California, there are now seven confirmed cases of the disease in Arizona. Currently, there are no cases in Coconino County, and as Arizona Public Radio’s Justin Regan reports, officials are urging people to get vaccinated to protect themselves and others.

Saying children are in danger, Gov. Jan Brewer told lawmakers Monday she wants lawmakers money to hire 200 additional caseworkers for Child Protective Services.

When it comes to overall health, Arizona fared a little better this year in the America’s Health Rankings survey of 50 states.

A plan by three hospitals unveiled today to boost their federal funding will also help provide care for some children of the working poor.