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Study: Arizona ranks 43 in voter turnout; minorities, youth & poor participate least

Voter participation is eroding across the U.S. and the situation in Arizona is a crisis, according to a study by ASU. The poor, minorities and young adults who would benefit the most by voting are the very groups that participate the least.... Read more»0

Fentanyl overdoses rise, cartels still eager to funnel more via Arizona

Despite significant seizures of fentanyl over the past year, the lethal synthetic opioid keeps pouring into the country across Arizona’s border with Mexico, the DEA and state DPS say.... Read more»0

Yuma lettuce growers work to rebuild consumer trust after E. coli outbreak

An E. coli outbreak that sickened people in 35 states and led to a recall of romaine lettuce farmed in Yuma clipped a billion-dollar industry that reaches to Sweden, with farmers now working to rebuild consumers’ trust.... Read more»0

Middle-age suicides on rise, new CDC report says

High suicide rates have largely been associated with younger populations, but middle age suicides are beginning to rise throughout the country, a recent report says.... Read more»0