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Medicaid Requirements; Beating Opioids; Races at Rillito

Arizona has approval to create work requirements for some Medicaid recipients. Hear pros and cons on the issue.

Lawmaker Wants Cheaper Marijuana Cards, Quality Testing

State marijuana fund has $35 million surplus

Ducey Signs Opioid Bill Unanimously Approved by Legislature

The measure is meant to crack down on excess opioid prescriptions, among other things.

State-University Partnership Formed to Fight Opioid Crisis

UA and the Department of Health Services are receiving a $2.2 million grant for training.

Decisions on DACA; Gun Regulations; the Opioid Crisis

DACA debate puts Arizona families in limbo, and the opioid crisis becomes a top priority at Arizona's Capitol.

Ducey's 2018 State of the State Address

The Arizona governor lays out his 2018 priorities.

New Agreement Between U.S. and Mexico to Fight Transnational Criminal Organizations

U.S. and Mexico forming the largest transnational law enforcement agreement in the world.

Border Arrests Down 24 Percent According To Yearly Report

Customs and Border Protection see increase in child arrests at the border in past year.

Tucson City Council Considers Joining Opioid Lawsuits

City attorney given authorization to explore options and gather data for potential counsel.

Survey: 25% of Arizona Teens Use Rx Painkillers Without Doctor Consent

Many parents would allow teens to use the drugs for pain, which carries addiction risk.

TPD Warns of Fake Oxycodone in Tucson's Illicit Drug Market

The pills can contain other substances, including lethal doses of opioids like fentanyl.

Arizona Releases Plan to Fight Opioid Epidemic

A Department of Health Services report outlines 12 actions to fight the opioid crisis.

Forums to Explore Community Impact of Mental Illness

Public events to foster discussion about mental health-related issues, including incarceration, law enforcement, and treatment.

Cartel Leader's Brother Arrested in Nogales

The crackdown on the Sinaloa Cartel continues, following the re-arrest of 'El Chapo.'

"When We Are in Our Addiction, We Are Not Living."

Arizona Spotlight devotes an episode to understanding addiction, including two stories of recovery from destructive eating habits..

Farewell to The King of the Monsters

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Opioid addicts struggle to get their recovery covered; astronomical events in the works of William Shakespeare; and a folktale from India in "The Drum & The Story".

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