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Border Arrests Down 24 Percent According To Yearly Report

Customs and Border Protection see increase in child arrests at the border in past year.

Tucson City Council Considers Joining Opioid Lawsuits

City attorney given authorization to explore options and gather data for potential counsel.

Survey: 25% of Arizona Teens Use Rx Painkillers Without Doctor Consent

Many parents would allow teens to use the drugs for pain, which carries addiction risk.

TPD Warns of Fake Oxycodone in Tucson's Illicit Drug Market

The pills can contain other substances, including lethal doses of opioids like fentanyl.

Arizona Releases Plan to Fight Opioid Epidemic

A Department of Health Services report outlines 12 actions to fight the opioid crisis.

"When We Are in Our Addiction, We Are Not Living."

Arizona Spotlight devotes an episode to understanding addiction, including two stories of recovery from destructive eating habits..

Farewell to The King of the Monsters

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Opioid addicts struggle to get their recovery covered; astronomical events in the works of William Shakespeare; and a folktale from India in "The Drum & The Story".

When Addiction Starts With a Prescription

Part 1: Q&A with a young woman in Tucson being treated for addiction.

Episode 319: Opioids in Arizona - A State of Emergency

Arizona Week: Investigating extent of opioid addiction, why people get hooked.

Episode 141: Local Governments Say No to Trump's Wall

Metro Week: 2 fire districts propose consolidation; new Catholic bishop coming to Tucson.

Trump Wants to Cut US Aid to Mexican Drug Cartel Fight

Budget proposal calls for cutting funding to Mexican policy, military almost in half.

Feds Give Arizona $24M to Combat Opioid Epidemic

12th biggest grant in the country, based on need and prevalence of opioid addiction.

Poll: 42% in State Know Someone Addicted to Opioids

Survey says one-third of Arizonans weren't warned by doctors of drugs' addictive nature.

Arizona Opioid-Related Deaths Rise Less Than US Average

Heroin is most commonly abused illicit substance contributing to death in Pima County.

Tucson Police Adopting New Tool to Fight Opioid Overdose

Around 400 officers will carry Narcan in their first-aid kits.

US Targeting Mexico's Cartel Scouts in Arizona Desert

Prosecutors have brought cases against about 80 scouts in the Tucson Sector since 2014.

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