State Capitol News
5:00 am
Mon September 1, 2014

Tucson Police’s Sweep of Cell Phone Data Challenged

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A lawsuit playing out in Tucson could determine how much people get to know about how police in the state use devices to track cell-phone users. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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KNAU and Arizona News
8:20 am
Mon February 17, 2014

As National and State Numbers Spike, an Uptick in Local Opioid Treatment

Heroin seized in Spain during 2012.
Credit blogs.reuters.com. Photo by Vincent Wes

In recent years, heroin use has skyrocketed in the U.S. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, after three deaths last month in Flagstaff that police suspect resulted from overdoses, use of and access to the drug seems to have also spiked in northern Arizona.

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KNAU and Arizona News
7:36 pm
Thu February 2, 2012

BIA presses Navajo Nation to investigate public safety chief

The Navajo Division of Public Safety is in danger of losing $ 35 million in federal funding.

The Navajo Times newspaper reports it has obtained a letter from the Bureau of Indian Affairs to President Ben Shelly outlining the federal agency’s concerns.

The letter cites a recent Navajo Times investigation of Public Safety Director John Billison.

The newspaper reported that a protection order was issued against Billison in Phoenix in 2004 after a woman claimed he had repeatedly assaulted her.

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