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Goofball: Dangerous drug combination increases likelihood of opioid overdoses

SCOTTSDALE – A dangerous new drug trend – mixing heroin and methamphetamines – has experts worried.


Public speaks out after Starbucks barista asks Tempe officers to leave

PHOENIX – Six officers were asked to leave a Tempe Starbucks on the Fourth of July after a barista said their presence made a customer feel unsafe.


Giffords back on Capitol Hill to push for vote on background-check bill

WASHINGTON - Former Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords joined Democratic leaders to demand that the Senate vote on a bill to toughen background checks for gun buyers. It is the third time this year that Giffords - severely injured in a 2011 shooting - has lobbied on Capitol Hill for the bill.


Even as they adapt to life in Peru, Venezuelans dream of returning home

Many of the 700,000 Venezuelans who moved to Peru in recent years dream of returning home, which could slow their integration into Peruvian society. Even though Spanish is spoken in both countries, there are many differences between the nations..


Vapors, oils and brownies: AZ Supreme Court decision boosts medical marijuana industry

PHOENIX – In the wake of a state Supreme Court decision allowing extracted marijuana products, the foundation of the industry’s future may rest on concentrates, or extracts.


Mueller restates Russia report, as lawmakers restate their positions

WASHINGTON - Arizona lawmakers did not appear to be swayed Wednesday by Special Counsel Robert Mueller's careful recap of his investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, with both Democrats and Republicans digging in to their previous positions on the report.


Buffelgrass Blues: Campaign kicks off in Phoenix parks to combat an invasive species

PHOENIX – Buffelgrass, an invasive species from South Africa, is the focus of an eradication campaign by Phoenix and several conservancy groups.


Punk with a purpose: Hardcore band’s shows help flood of migrant families in Tucson

TUCSON – Musicians in the Tucson Hardcore punk scene stage clothing and donation drives to benefit migrant and indigenous communities.


Bus of dreams: Ganado driver hopes to inspire students with snapshots, words of greatness

GANADO – Bus driver Freddie Yazzie inspires students with photos all over bus of other students who succeeded in Navajo community.


Rising cost of migrant health care is straining charities and Border Patrol

TUCSON – With an increasing number of migrants arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border, the cost of caring for their medical needs is rising as well.


Put down the phone: Arizona bans cellphone use while driving

PHOENIX – Gov. Doug Ducey signed House Bill 2318 on Monday, which outlaws texting and driving or operating any hand-held mobile devices.

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Twins peek: Scott, Mark Kelly help NASA study effects of long-term space travel

WASHINGTON – Scott and Mark Kelly were identical twins when Scott went into space, but would they be identical when he came back to Earth 340 days later? NASA says yes – eventually. Long space travel does affect the body, but most changes are reversed within a few months, a study of the twins showed.