Pharmaceuticals end up in water supply, AZ experts suggest better tracking
PHOENIX – The Arizona health community distributed 305 million pain reliever pills last year – enough to provide 24-hour medication for every adult in the state for two weeks straight, according to the Arizona Criminal Justice Commission.
AZ health official: $3.6 million federal grant jump starts opioid awareness efforts in six counties
PHOENIX – State officials said federal funding has helped jump start awareness campaigns and drug monitoring efforts to combat the prescription drug epidemic in six of Arizona’s 15 counties.
Despite loss in Arizona, recreational pot backers upbeat about future
WASHINGTON - Of five states with recreational marijuana on the ballot this fall, Arizona was the only state where the initiative failed, after supporters ran into a well-funded opposition campaign backed by political heavyweights.
Trump may match Obama on deportations, but would radically shift focus
WASHINGTON - President-elect Donald Trump's most recent immigration pledge is to deport undocumented immigrants with criminal records, which he estimates at 2 million to 3 million immigrants - or roughly the same number deported by outgoing President Barack Obama.
Former NFL players seek game-changer to painkillers
BOULDER, Colo. – It’s been nearly 10 years since Jake Plummer retired from football. He still experiences soreness and pain from his neck and shoulders to the soles of his feet.
Pardon me? Obama’s record 1,023 commutations bypass Arizona so far
WASHINGTON - Arizona and Nevada have never had much in common with Vermont - until last month. Those three are now the only states that have not been touched by President Barack Obama's record-setting pace of prison sentence commutations, with 1,023 nonviolent federal criminals having their sentences reduced so far.
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Phoenix protesters voice concerns about civil rights, economy
PHOENIX - More than 100 people marched down Van Buren Street on Tuesday evening chanting: “This is what community looks like! This is what democracy looks like!”
Judge blocks overtime rule change that could benefit 90,000 in Arizona
WASHINGTON - A federal judge Tuesday halted an Obama administration rule on overtime pay that could have made as many as 90,000 workers in Arizona eligible for time-and-a-half pay had it been allowed to take effect next week.
Arizona officials unlikely to push statewide corporal punishment ban
WASHINGTON - Arizona is one of 15 states that expressly allow corporal punishment in schools, but state educators said most schools already heed the spirit of U.S. Education Secretary John King's call for an end to the practice.
AZ protesters connect with national opposition to Dakota Access Pipeline
PHOENIX — Smoke from lit bundles of sage swirled around protesters waving signs, “Water Is Life” and “Stand With Standing Rock” to oppose the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline.
Minority, civil rights groups will work with Trump, will fight if need be
WASHINGTON - Minority and civil rights organizations met in Washington Thursday with a message for President-elect Donald Trump: They are willing to work with his administration, but only if he rejects what they called the hateful rhetoric of his campaign.