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Pima Sheriff, Tucson Police Chief on the Local Impact of Opioids

Q&A with local law enforcement officials on how drugs are affecting the community, and their efforts to fight an increase.

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.

Pima County Group Aims to Break Cycle of Incarceration

MacArthur Foundation-funded program wants to reduce missed court dates, jailtime for some nonviolent crimes.

New Arizona Laws Aimed at Business Friendliness

Sharing economy enhanced, regulations on many businesses removed.

Ruling: Smell of Marijuana Justifies Police Search

Arizona Supreme Court Sides With State on Probable Cause Question.

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.

Arizona at Front Line of Nation's Drug Addiction Epidemic

Expert: '4 out of 5 who become addicted to heroin started by using prescription opiates.'

Ducey's Drug Strike Force Poses Unanswered Questions

DPS commander says force is a plan in search of resources; one officer assigned so far.

UA Project Aims to Untangle Medical Jargon for Patients

Management Information Systems project will put information in layman's terms for doctors.

AZ WEEK: Drug Addiction and Heroin 'Pandemic' in Arizona

More than 2,000 people are being treated for opiate addiction in Pima County alone.

Marijuana Tax Revenues Could Be Higher Than Estimated

Analysis applies Colorado rates to Arizona population, finds figure close to $64 million.

Businesses, Feds Meet on Border Banking; No Resolutions

Federal money-laundering regulations hampering economy; olutions could add expense.

How Family Drug Court Led One Parent to Get Her Kids Back

Graduate and recovery specialist, both recovering addicts, describe how program benefited them.

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