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As fentanyl seizures increase, Arizona among the worst

A new government-funded study shows that seizures of illicit fentanyl nationwide increased dramatically from 2017 to last year, with Arizona among the top states leading the increase.

Blinken talks battling fentanyl with Mayor Romero

Secretary of State Antony Blinken visited Tucson Friday and spoke with Mayor Regina Romero about the impacts of fentanyl and other synthetic drugs on the community.

The Buzz: What happens with Arizona's opioid settlement money?

The state will receive more than $1.1 billion in the coming years. Where will it go?

AZ Attorney General sues pharmaceutical companies for insulin prices

The suit seeks civil penalties from companies like OptumRx and Eli Lilly.

The Buzz: Does Housing First Work?

Housing First was a topic of debate in recent Tucson city elections, so we ask experts about the evidence.

The Buzz speaks with Tucson City Council candidates

Candidates see streets, crimes and homelessness as the city's top issues.

TPD's deflection program shows decrease in arrest, increase in substance-use treatment

Tucson's Pre-Arrest Deflection Program first launched in 2018.

Arizona will receive funds from Kroger opioid settlement

Kroger has agreed to pay states $1.4 billion dollars for their role in the opioid crisis.

The musical passion of Kid Congo Powers.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Chris Carlone on his new film exploring Tucson's punk rock past; and how the community of Bisbee is working to support wildlife in cooperation with the Arizona Wildlife Federation.

Tucson eyes solutions to prevent more fraudulent sober homes from coming

Tucson's mayor and council directed staff to examine how the city can incorporate regulations for the future.

Phoenix company ElectraTect creating marijuana Breathalyzer

As marijuana decriminalization spreads across the country, the market for the plant has flourished, along with a need for technology that can detect THC impairment.

Truck driver who caused toxic spill on I-10 was well over legal limit for alcohol at the time of the crash

Autopsy results show Rickey Immel had a blood-alcohol level almost eight times the limit for commercial drivers

Opioid mitigation efforts underway in Pima County

One Arizona settlement funds immediate purchase of Narcan, eligible for new settlement funds.

U.S. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy visits Southern Arizona border

This is McCarthy's first visit to the border in his new leadership role.

White nationalist dies before Tucson trial

Teddy von Nukem was one of the key faces of the 2017 Unite the Right march,

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