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The Southwest is experiencing record-high temperatures for this time of year. A new study predicts things could only get worse in the coming years. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.


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A new state report shows Arizona saw 280 suspected opioid deaths over a little more than two months this summer even after Republican Gov. Doug Ducey declared a public health emergency to address the national opioid epidemic affecting Arizona.

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Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has extended the increased reporting of opioid-related data by renewing his recent executive order for another 60 days.

Arizona saw a big increase in overdose deaths last year as the opioid epidemic showed no signs of relenting.

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The Arizona Department of Health Services reports fewer children were vaccinated this year because more parents chose “personal belief exemptions.” KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny reports.


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