Consumer

Arizona opens operations center to combat opioid crisis

PHOENIX – A conference room inside a stucco building in central Phoenix houses a combat zone.


Digital timer on prescription bottles may help addicts, CEO says

PHOENIX – A digital-timer on a pill bottle may help those who are fighting prescription drug addiction, the chief executive of the company that created the tool says.


Ducey aide in Washington presses call for opioid prescription reform

WASHINGTON - Just days after Gov. Doug Ducey declared a health emergency in response to the state's opioid crisis, a top aide was in Washington to press the need to tighten regulation of opioid prescriptions.


Don’t let your dog out in summer heat and six other pet care tips

PHOENIX – Summer’s scorching temperatures can be especially dangerous for animals. Local animal advocates share tips on how to care for your pet:


Swimmers alerted to risks of crypto, pool parasite that makes you ill

SCOTTSDALE – As pool use surges during the summer, swimmers’ risk of contracting a waterborne illness rises.


Civil rights leaders want six Confederate memorials in Arizona removed

PHOENIX – Local civil rights and faith leaders are pushing for the removal of six Confederate memorials in Arizona, calling them symbols of terrorism and bigotry.


Do you have experience with women’s self defense classes?

U.S. women are becoming increasingly interested in learning self defense techniques to get them out of sticky situations, should they arise.


How do you beat the heat?

As the summer months heat up the desert, we want to know how you, your family and friends "beat the heat" with summer activities.


Trump says privatizing air traffic control will speed modernization

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump's plan to privatize operations of the nation's air traffic control towers - including at least six in Arizona - will help speed upgrades to a system that has been slow to modernize, the White House said Monday.


White House’s Gold Star family event heartens some, leaves some wary

WASHINGTON - Glendale resident Kathy Upchurch was trying to see the positive in President Donald Trump's planned reception for Gold Star families Monday, but she was having a hard time getting past his run-ins last year with a Muslim Gold Star family.


Gov. Doug Ducey declares opioid emergency in Arizona

PHOENIX – Gov. Doug Ducey on Monday declared a public health emergency spurred by a devastating jump in Arizona opioid deaths in 2016, calling for a coordinated effort by the medical community and state and local governments to find solutions to an epidemic.


Hearing-impaired conductor helps Glendale choir make beautiful music

WASHINGTON - The Sounds of the Southwest Singers, a community choir from Glendale, stood perched on the risers at the front of the temple-like George Washington Masonic National Memorial, waiting to begin a program of patriotic and gospel tunes.