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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".

Opioid Addicts Struggle to Get Their Recovery Covered

Some opioid substitution drugs like Suboxone are not covered by insurance for those fighting opioid addiction in Arizona.

Danger for First Responders: Skin Contact with Fentanyl

Border officials say the powerful opioid is showing up all over Arizona.

Cartels, Corruption and Gasoline Theft Make for Deadly May in Mexico

Almost 2,200 were murdered, making it the deadliest month in decades, data show.

Losing Yourself to Opioids, and 'Finding That Person Again'

Part 2: Q&A with a young woman in Tucson being treated for addiction.

When Addiction Starts With a Prescription

Part 1: Q&A with a young woman in Tucson being treated for addiction.

Episode 319: Opioids in Arizona - A State of Emergency

Arizona Week: Investigating extent of opioid addiction, why people get hooked.

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