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Mother urges Phoenix police to carry life-saving overdose drug

PHOENIX – Only 100 of Phoenix’s specialty police officers carry Narcan, a nasal spray form of naloxone. A mother who lost two children to opioid overdoses is trying to change that.


A tale of two cities: What Baltimore can teach Arizona about fighting fentanyl overdoses

PHOENIX – After researchers proved fentanyl testing strips were the most accurate method of detecting the opioid, Maryland decriminalized them. But they’re illegal in Arizona, which advocates say is only making the overdose problem worse.


A long road: Opioid-addicted rural residents travel hundreds of miles to reach methadone clinics

MORENCI – Most of Arizona’s 12 methadone clinics are in the Phoenix area, leaving rural residents recovering from opioid use to travel miles for such treatment.


Training, change in tactics can reduce dangers to police officers handling drugs

PHOENIX – Newer and more powerful drugs like fentanyl and concerns for officer safety have complicated once routine police work, such as field testing suspected drugs. An Arizona toxicologist and some law-enforcement agencies said training makes a difference. Vertical: Government/health


Arizona primary elections might be held earlier in August

PHOENIX – A bill in the Arizona Legislature would change the date of primaries to the first Tuesday in August, instead of 10 weeks out from a general election.

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Using pain to help others: Opioid crisis is personal for Safford mayor and his wife

SAFFORD – Safford Mayor Jason Kouts and his wife Maria lost their 25-year-old son Josiah to an opioid overdose in January 2018, but they’re using the pain to help others struggling with addiction.


Gallego wins big in runoff to become second woman elected Phoenix mayor

PHOENIX– Kate Gallego won the runoff election for Phoenix mayor Tuesday night, handily defeating former City Councilman and firefighter Daniel Valenzuela.


‘Full speed ahead’: Mark Kelly launches Senate bid at Phoenix rally

PHOENIX – Former Astronaut Mark Kelly launched his campaign for U.S. Senate Sunday afternoon in downtown Phoenix, attracting several hundred supporters to hear his plan for Arizona.


Kelly announces Senate bid, opening high-stakes race to unseat McSally

WASHINGTON - Former astronaut Mark Kelly said he will seek the Democratic nomination for Senate in 2020, jumpstarting what experts were already predicting would be one of the "most competitive" races of the year in the bist to unseat Republican Sen. Martha McSally.


Arizona high court hears appeal of Phoenix law protecting LGBT rights

PHOENIX – The Arizona Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday over the non-discrimination ordinance Phoenix approved in 2013 to protect the rights of gay Americans. The Christian owners of a calligraphy studio argue the law violates their rights to free speech and religion.


Move over, single-use plastics: Gilbert company makes Earth-friendly replacements

GILBERT – An Arizona company is working to get rid of all single-use plastics in grocery stores. This year the Gilbert-based company, Footprint, started producing paper straws, and has plans to expand overseas.


In a hole: Arizona officials lack funds to find, secure at least 100,000 abandoned mines

PHOENIX – Arizona has an estimated 100,000 abandoned mines, according to the Arizona State Mine Inspector’s Office. However, officials have only identified about 19,000 of them. As more people move to and visit Arizona – many eager to explore the state’s more remote lands – the chances of people coming across one of these hazardous mines only increase.