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Congressional Panel Offers Mixed News on Arizona's Opioid Crisis
Prescribing of opioids is down, but smuggling from Mexico is up.
Supervisors Table Drug Trafficking Grant
Board Democrats decide not to vote to accept grant until they feel conditions for Operation Stonegarden are met.
Pima County Corrections Officer Arrested Over Smuggling
Martin Lopez had worked 11 months as corrections officer and was on probationary status.
Tucson City Council Considers Joining Opioid Lawsuits
City attorney given authorization to explore options and gather data for potential counsel.
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.
Episode 141: Local Governments Say No to Trump's Wall
Metro Week: 2 fire districts propose consolidation; new Catholic bishop coming to Tucson.
Episode 126: TUSD School Board Mulls Leadership Change
Plus, local law enforcement leaders are cutting budgets and asking for funding; high-risk areas for lead poisoning
Arizona Opioid-Related Deaths Rise Less Than US Average
Heroin is most commonly abused illicit substance contributing to death in Pima County.
Pima County Group Aims to Break Cycle of Incarceration
MacArthur Foundation-funded program wants to reduce missed court dates, jailtime for some nonviolent crimes.
How to Grow Bioscience Industry in Southern Arizona
Top execs from Ventana Medical Systems discuss their industry and making Tucson a bioscience hub
METRO WEEK: How's Your Health, Pima County?
County-wide health analysis shows strengths, weaknesses of health services.
UA Project Aims to Untangle Medical Jargon for Patients
Management Information Systems project will put information in layman's terms for doctors.
Court Program That Reunites Families Faces Budget Cuts
County budget has $23 million deficit, and some cuts could come from courts.
Arizona Teens Have Stopped Using Most Kinds of Drugs
But nearly one-third reported using marijuana.
Recreational Marijuana Legalization Efforts Make a Comeback in Arizona
Same group that pushed issue in Colorado now has its eyes here; local drug use prevention groups worried.
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