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When a rattlesnake bites a human, it releases venom that has more than 100 proteins that can cause local injury, bleeding problems and neurologic problems. The Phoenix Herpetological Society in Scottsdale houses rattlesnakes.

As soon as a rattlesnake sinks its fangs into a victim, the venom starts traveling through the bloodstream. Within seconds, people can experience pain, swelling, bleeding and trouble breathing. It’s a race against time to get to a hospital. The longer it takes to get treatment, the higher the odds of long-term injury or death. Read more»

Wages in the Valley jumped 7.6 percent between July 2016 and July 2017, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Wages in the Phoenix metro area increased more than anywhere else in the United States in the past year, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data. Read more»

Protestors hold signs against the repeal of DACA outside of ICE headquarters in Phoenix.

The Cato Institute predicted the repeal of DACA and the expense of immediate deportation would cost the federal government more than $60 billion, and the resulting loss of economic growth in the next decade will amount to $280 billion. Read more»

Dr. Dan Quan, a toxicology expert at the Maricopa Integrated Health System in Phoenix, said fentanyl is 100 times more powerful than heroin.

Arizona on Wednesday filed a lawsuit against Chandler-based opioid firm alleging that they participated in fraudulent practices that led to overprescription of a powerful opioid drug. Read more»