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State data show heroin and prescription drug overdoses continue to escalate across Arizona

Despite efforts to slow the scourge of heroin and prescription drug abuse, the number of emergency room admissions from heroin and narcotic pill overdoses have continued to rise across Arizona.


FYI: Business booms in downtown Phoenix Warehouse District

Editor's note: This is part of an ongoing series called FYI, which examines Arizona stories and issues using data and multimedia.

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Police warn of home break-ins now that weather is cool and windows are open

Police are investigating a rash of burglaries in Laveen and say the cooler temperatures may be to blame as people leave their windows open.

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Holiday donation guide: make sure your gifts and donations find the right place

With the holidays here, many folks wish to spread the season’s cheer by donating to local charities and donation bins.

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Schools gather canned goods to help food banks provide holiday meals

Many families will wake up to the smell of a turkey already roasting in the oven, potatoes boiling for mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie and apple pies in the oven with a stove full of pots cooking the traditional trimmings of a Thanksgiving meal, all thanks to help from some Valley schools and local charities.

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Black Friday backlash causes stores to rethink early openings, giving workers time with family

Some stores are facing a Black Friday backlash.

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A very vegetarian Thanksgiving: How local businesses adjust to new kinds of customers

In addition to the president, millions of others will pardon turkeys from the imminent threat of Thanksgiving this year.

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Water experts set recommendations for Arizona’s future

Arizona has managed its water supplies for decades as the state has grown, but as the drought reaches its 15th year, the state needs to do more to ensure there is water for the future, according to officials at the 107th Arizona Town Hall.

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IRS warns of phone scams aimed at duping taxpayers out of money

Tax filing season has yet to begin, but federal investigators say they are receiving reports of con artists that are making IRS impersonation phone calls to demand money from taxpayers.

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Phoenix Zoo opens new $2 million home for its two Sumatran tigers

Since the project broke ground last spring, the Phoenix Zoo's staff has been anticipating the opening of the new tiger exhibit. The zoo has had the tigers for more than a year and is giving them a new home.

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Colder temperatures and pollution can bring more problems for asthma patients

Most Arizonans look forward to the cooler winter air and scattered showers. But asthmatic patients, such as Arizona State University student Haddi Meyer, find this time of the year the most challenging.

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Most school funding bonds and overrides appear headed for victory

In a reversal from last year, the majority of school bond and override proposals in Arizona appear headed for victory in preliminary results of Tuesday’s municipal elections. There are still a few races too close to call.

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