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Gun sales hit record in 2020, driven by pandemic, protests, politics

Background checks for gun purchases in Arizona hit their highest level ever in 2020, driven by an unprecedented convergence of a pandemic, a summer of national unrest and a presidential election, experts said. With a month left to go in the year, 610,911 background checks had been performed in the state through November, well over

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Prescott and Prescott Valley Police Departments get money from Women’s Grant program

The Governor’s Office of Youth, Faith and Family (GOYFF) has awarded approximately $2.5 million in grant funding to 22 organizations throughout Arizona to support prosecution, law enforcement, and community-based victim serving organizations that address sexual assault, domestic violence, sex trafficking, stalking, and dating violence. The Arizona STOP Violence Against Women Grant is funded by the

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With focus on COVID-19, experts fear opioid crisis may worsen unseen

A deadly epidemic has been on the rise this year in Arizona – but this one has drawn scant media attention. With the world focused on COVID-19, local and national experts say a growing number of opioid overdoses and deaths is being overlooked. “COVID-19 has taken up a lot of our space, but oftentimes it’s

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Newly-Elected Arizona Corporation Commissioner Jim O’Connor speaks

As one of our state’s three new Corporation Commissioners, I held off with this press release not knowing if our election would be overturned by a court of law, given the massive “Election Fraud” occurring in Maricopa County. The behavior of so many elected officials associated with the process was shameful. I remain deeply concerned

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