Chelsea Gallagher-Campas, a recovering heroin addict, said being at The Haven has given her a foundation for recovery and is like a family.
A sign offering encouragement greets those entering The Haven, a Tucson treatment center for drug addiction.
A woman holds two cut-off bottoms of soda cans containing heroin-soaked cotton. In addition to Tucson, the city of Yuma, which borders Mexico and California, has an active heroin street-dealing culture, officials say.
Cronkite student Erin O’Connor conducts an interview for a statewide simulcast of “Hooked: Tracking Heroin’s Hold on Arizona.”
A syringe used to shoot heroin rests on a sofa in a Yuma dope house.
Chris Platt, with the Anti-Smuggling Unit in the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office, inspects refuse in a wash used by traffickers.
BreweriesA Four Peaks worker in Tempe tends to spent grains. Microbreweries are approaching the cap of 40,000 barrels per year.
Sean Desmond, director of sales and marketing for Bonded Logic, shows a sample of the Chandler company’s insulation made from old blue jeans.
“I would yell and scream at this thing,” said Arizona State University student Will Sowards, referring to the MyFord Touch system.
The Rev. Sean Carroll, executive director of Kino Border Initiative, prays with the migrants before dinner at the Aid Center for Deported Migrants.
The Rev. Peter Neeley, assistant director of education, said he offers confession to migrants as way of therapy.
Deported after 25 years in the United States, Jose Castellea said after leaving the Kino Border Initiative he plans to go back Guadalajara and begin his life in Mexico.
A Mesa police officer wears a Taser-produced body camera on his hat. The cameras capture everything an officer sees and does in real time.
Environmentalists cite a population drop of more than 90 percent.
Sandra Kennedy, Democratic candidate for Arizona Corporation Commission
Results for fiscal 2013 is a big improvement from two years ago
And the feds say they're willing to listen.
Arizona Land Commissioner Vanessa Hickman, second from left, says the bill would lead to commercial, wind and solar development.
Easier exchanges could bring more revenue for education.
Advocates welcome Labor Department proposal for the political statement it makes.
Parents now spending about $100 per child.
Fish found only in Arizona, New Mexico suffers habitat loss, other incursions.
Arizona congressman praises 10-year-old girl's courage.
They tell congressional panel he was turned away once when seeking treatment.
Rep. Trent Franks, R-Glendale, presents a certificate to Mia Robertson, 10, for the work she and her family — the subjects of the reality show "Duck Dynasty" — have done to raise awarness about cleft lips and cleft palates. Mia' brothers, Reed and Cole, are behind her.
Rep. Trent Franks, R-Glendale, listens as Jase Robertson talks about his daughter, Mia's, cleft palate. Robertson and his wife, Missy, and their children Mia, Reed and Cole, from left, are featured in the reality show "Duck Dynasty."
Study was for working-age population from 2006 to 2010.
Will mean slimmer margins for farmers and, likely, higher prices for consumers.
The recent report is from the National Partnership for Women and Families.
Those 55 and older accounted for 1.8M people in Arizona in 2013.
Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson visiting Nogales today.
Petition cites 110,000 square miles of potential bear habitat in four Western states.
Payments important to Western states
Scottsdale is named the second-best city for “foodies” in the U.S. in a new survey.
WASHINGTON — It’s a holiday weekend, but you can be forgiven if the first holiday that comes to mind is Father’s Day – and not Flag Day.
A flag that has flown over the U.S. Capitol is ready for shipping from the office of Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, D-Ariz. Flag Day has been officially celebrated on June 14 since 1950.
WASHINGTON — Former Arizona Rep. John Shadegg called for fellow Republicans in the House to move forward with immigration legislation, saying that reform would benefit the economy and create jobs.
WASHINGTON – A Senate committee was urged to fix the “hopelessly broken” overtime policy for Border Patrol agents, by boosting agents’ base pay but cutting any extra pay they would otherwise get for overtime hours.
WASHINGTON — Despite a possible shortfall in the federal highway trust fund, the Arizona Department of Transportation does not anticipate delays of any current or scheduled projects this summer, a spokeswoman said.
WASHINGTON – Arizona power plants would have to make the second-highest reductions in carbon emissions in the nation under new rules proposed Monday by the Environmental Protection Agency.
WASHINGTON — Navajo officials applauded a Senate committee’s approval this week of an energy bill that includes provisions making it easier for the Navajo Nation to sign leases for mining on its lands.
The E-Café coffee warehouse in Chiapas, Mexico. E-Café is a nonprofit organization that helps small-scale coffee farmers produce, process and export specialty coffee.
Indigenous families like that of Saramanco Gutierrez are the backbone of Mexico’s organic-coffee industry.
Fair trade coffeeMariano Perez Cura sews shut a sack of processed organic coffee harvested from small farms in Chiapas, Mexico. The coffee will be exported to the U.S., Europe or Japan.
Fair trade coffeeRust fungus invades the leaves of a coffee plant and reduce its ability to produce coffee cherries. These plants near the village of Chenaló in Chiapas, Mexico, show signs of the fungus.
Moises de la Cruz holds ears of corn grown on his 7-acre mountainous plot of land 120 miles north of Guatemala.
Moises de la Cruz’s lone cow grazes on his subsistence farm near the town of Buena Vista in Chiapas, Mexico.
PHOENIX — For Sandra Sawyer, the Arizona Mining and Mineral Museum was about seeing her son’s eyes widen before a large purple amethyst.
Children look at exhibits at the Arizona Mining and Mineral Museum, which closed in 2011 to make way for the Arizona Centennial Museum, which was never funded.
In the early 1990s, the Arizona Mining and Mineral Museum moved from the Arizona State Fairgrounds to the former El Zaribah Shrine Auditorium near the state Capitol.