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An Air and Marine EC-120B helicopter rests in Sunday Pass in Arizona's southwest desert, in 2009.

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.

State Capitol in Phoenix, Arizona

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.

Mary Derrick was reunited with her sons after graduating from Family Drug Court.

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

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

Family Drug Court Judge Susan Kettlewell (right) and her granddaughter listen to discussion on a family reunification.

Court Program That Reunites Families Faces Budget Cuts

County budget has $23 million deficit, and some cuts could come from courts.

Medical Marijuana Sales Up Sharply in 2014

85 Arizona dispensaries sold 10 tons to 55,000 patients, Department of Health Services reports.

Arizona Medical Marijuana Researcher May Get $2M from Colorado

Sue Sisley's study hopes to provide scientific evidence of soothing effects drug may have on PTSD symptoms.

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