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40% of Arizona adults know someone addicted to painkillers

More than four in ten adults in Arizona know someone who who has been addicted to prescription painkillers, according to a new poll. “Opioid addiction knows no boundaries,” said Douglas Coleman of the Drug Enforcement Administration. “It affects every demographic. It affects rich, poor, black, white. It affects everybody.”... Read more»

Deputies: Missing 85-year-old man found safe

An elderly Tucson man who "becomes disoriented easily" was located and reunited with his family Monday after going missing for much of the day. The man had last been seen driving a white Nissan truck south on the Northwest Side on Monday morning.... Read more»

Deputies: Missing elderly man located, reunited with family

An 88-year-old man who drove away from a home in Tucson Estates on Saturday afternoon was found and "reunited with his family," authorities said.... Read more»

Wounded man rescued by Border Patrol near Sells

Suffering from a gunshot wound to his left leg, a Honduran man was airlifted to a Tucson hospital after Border Patrol agents found him near the U.S.-Mexico border Tuesday morning southwest of Sells, authorities said. ... Read more»

Smartphone distractions, drinking spur rising pedestrian death toll

Pedestrian deaths are surging across the nation, and analysts are putting much of the blame on drivers and walkers who are looking at their smartphones. Tipsy walking also is part of the problem, with one in three victims legally drunk when they were struck and killed.... Read more»

Struck on head by falling vase, Supervisor Ally Miller taken to hospital

Updated: Pima County Supervisor Ally Miller was transported to a hospital after being taken from her office on the top floor of the Pima County Administration Building via stretcher late Friday afternoon. She later posted that she was hit on the head by a falling vase.... Read more»

Bill to exempt tribes from some labor oversight draws union concerns

Tribal leaders called on Congress to exempt their governments and government-run businesses from oversight by the National Labor Relations Board, a right they said is enjoyed by every other government in the country. But critics said that would remove any protections tribal workers might have.... Read more»

From fresh produce to inmate job training, Nogales food bank fills a basket of needs

Food waste, the affordability of fresh produce, and prison inmate rehabilitation may seem like disparate issues, but the Borderlands Food Bank in Nogales is approaching them all head-on.... Read more»

Deputies seek help finding missing Foothills man

A 57-year-old man with medical and behavioral issues has been without his medication for a week, and the Pima County Sheriff's Department is asking for the public's help in locating him.... Read more»

Justice Dep't joins lawsuit alleging massive Medicare fraud by UnitedHealth

The Justice Department has joined a California whistleblower’s lawsuit that accuses insurance giant UnitedHealth Group of fraud in its popular Medicare Advantage health plans.... Read more»

Gridlock on anti-lock brakes baffles motorcycle safety advocates

After a long downward trend, U.S. traffic deaths are on the rise again, and a key factor is the stubbornly high fatality toll among some of the most exposed people on the road: motorcyclists. Nevertheless, federal regulators have balked at requiring a safety measure that, many experts say, could save hundreds of bikers’ lives every year.... Read more»

Update: Missing elderly woman found dead on West Side

An 87-year-old woman who was reporting missing Sunday after visiting a drug store on the West Side was found dead about two miles away on Monday morning. Police said no foul play was suspected.... Read more»

FactCheck: Spinning the CBO report on the Republican health care bill

The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office’s analysis of the Republican health care bill has been released — so let the spinning begin: Democrats overstate what the CBO said about the impact on those who now have health insurance, while the White House budget director oversells the impact on premiums.... Read more»

Az Dems blast 'Trumpcare' after CBO reports 24 million could lose insurance

Arizona Democrats lambasted the GOP-proposed healthcare plan Monday after a CBO report said the plan would reduce the federal deficit by $337 billion over 10 years, but leave as many as 24 million more Americans uninsured. Politico reported that an internal White House analysis showed even more people would lose coverage.... Read more»

CBO estimates millions more would be uninsured under GOP repeal plan

The Congressional Budget Office releases its anticipated analysis of the American Health Care Act, Republican's replacement plan for the Affordable Care Act.... Read more»

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