To fight rampant misuse of prescription painkillers and heroin, the federal government has approved spending more than $23 million to fund treatment projects that include giving monthly injections of Vivitrol to prison inmates.
As Arizona employers prepare to write bigger paychecks for minimum wage workers on January 1st, they’ll also need to offer a new benefit. Proposition 206, the voter-approved initiative, requires nearly all employers to provide paid sick time.
Tribal leadership of Tohono O’odham Nation in southern Arizona said they won't support a border wall project on their land. Part of their reservation extends into Mexico and covers 75 miles of the international border.
It will be a warm and dry winter according to the National Weather Service. As the water temperature in the central Pacific Ocean remains slightly higher than normal, meteorologists predict a weak La Niña conditions for the Southwest.
Arizona education leaders are another step closer to finalizing the state’s plan to implement the Every Student Succeeds Act. The federal law gives the state more power to determine which schools are under performing and hold them accountable.
Michael Smith is a U.S. Marine veteran who serves as a clerk for the Navajo Supreme Court. His father Samuel ‘Jesse’ Smith was one of the Code Talkers. He spoke with us about how these heroic Native Americans are being remembered on this Veterans Day.