For almost two decades, New Mexico has led the nation in drug overdose deaths. In 2012, nearly 500 New Mexicans died from drug overdoses. For many, opioids — like prescription painkillers and heroin — are the drugs of choice, and they’re easy to find and often cheap.
Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne says a woman’s conviction for defrauding the state’s Medicaid system, AHCCCS, by claiming she had leukemia, should be a message to everyone who might be thinking about cheating the system.
Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar, who voted against the budget deal which faces a key tally in the United States Senate on Tuesday, is refusing to criticize Sen. John McCain who has said he will vote for the compromise legislation.
Nationally known immigration experts and advocates came to Tempe, Ariz. over the weekend to participate in a formal debate. They also weighed in on the prospects of Congress passing immigration reform in 2014.