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Nearly 900K people watched “Hooked Rx” documentary

PHOENIX – Based on early television viewership projections, nearly 900,000 viewers tuned in to "Hooked Rx: From Prescription to Addiction," a Cronkite News report on Arizona's prescription opioid epidemic, according to early Nielsen rating numbers. That number is expected to rise.


Donald Trump elected the 45th president of the United States

PHOENIX – Donald Trump, the real estate mogul and businessman who resonated with white working-class Americans, rode a powerful wave of support on Tuesday in Arizona and across much of the country to become the 45th president of the United States.

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Democrat Paul Penzone unseats Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio

PHOENIX – After holding the position of Maricopa County Sheriff for more than two decades, Joe Arpaio has lost his seat to Democrat Paul Penzone. The Associated Press declared Penzone the winner Tuesday night.


Arizonans approve ballot measure to raise minimum wage

PHOENIX – Supporters of Proposition 206, the measure to raise the minimum wage, gathered alongside a crowd of about 300 gathered at the Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel on Tuesday night and cheered as early election results appeared on the screen.


Arizona poll: Clinton leads Trump by five points with three weeks to go

Democrat Hillary Clinton now holds a five-point lead over Republican Donald Trump in the presidential race in Arizona, though more than 20 percent of the state’s likely voters say they are undecided, according to the latest Arizona Republic/Morrison/Cronkite News Poll.


Powerful synthetic opioid fentanyl makes a deadly mark in Arizona

TUCSON – Pima County's Medical Examiner reported 17 fentanyl-related deaths last year, up from seven in 2014 – a deadly trend involving one of the most potent synthetic opioids in the world.


Arizona poll: Clinton, Trump in dead heat with almost a quarter of voters undecided

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Cheers, tears from Arizona delegation as Clinton gives historic acceptance speech

PHILADELPHIA - Tucson resident Joseline Mata, a Hillary Clinton delegate from the beginning, was crying in the stands of the Democratic National Convention Thursday as Clinton accepted the party’s nomination, the first woman in history to do so.


Divided Arizona delegation casts votes as Clinton seals nomination

PHILADELPHIA - A divided Arizona delegation cast 51 of its 85 convention votes for Hillary Clinton as she wrapped up the Democratic presidential nomination Tuesday after a surprisingly tough, and sometimes bitter, battle with Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.


Arizona Democratic delegates: How the ‘Bernie effect’ influenced party platform

We asked Arizona Democrats in Philadelphia, "Are you noticing a 'Bernie effect' on the Democratic Party platform?"


Maricopa County’s chain gang helps put the indigent to their final rest

PHOENIX – A small white plastic box is lowered into one of the seven graves made the day before. Fifteen prisoners look down into the hole much too large for the tiny infant box it contains.

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Hundreds of Arizona inmates have used razors, drugs in self harm or suicide attempts

There were nearly 500 incidents in Arizona’s prison system when convicts attempted to either hurt or kill themselves in 2015, despite efforts to push for better mental health treatment and a legal settlement ordering the Department of Corrections to improve psychiatric services.

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