Arizona

There is a worldwide shortage of of antivenom, in part, because there is little economic incentive for drug companies to produce it. Despite the expense and challenge, a Mexican company is a leader in the production of anti-venom and wants to sell it to the world, including the United States. In the last of a two-part series exploring this public health issue, travel to Mexico to learn how horses are key to producing the antivenom.
August 02, 2011
Antivenom is dangerously low or exhausted in many parts of the U.S. In the first part of a series looking at this public health issue, it turns out the solution may be a drug from Mexico credited with saving lives throughout the Southwest "Venom Belt."
July 31, 2011
It's been a year since three inmates escaped a private prison in northern Arizona. Since then, many have debated whether private prisons actually save taxpayers money.
July 29, 2011
ATF leaders appeared before Congress Tuesday morning during a hearing into Operation Fast and Furious. A report details how dozens of weapons were found linked to crimes in Mexico. The leaders avoided hard questions as to who was ultimately is responsible for the scandal.
July 27, 2011
For years, Arizona's immigration-enforcement charge has been lead by senior lawmakers. But this year, many of the most aggressive immigration bills were crafted by a little known freshman state Senator Steve Smith. Now, he’s spearheading a fundraising campaign to use private donations and inmate labor for a new fence along the U.S.-Mexico border.
July 26, 2011
Six people have been diagnosed with paralysis, all in San Luis Río Colorado, Mexico. It’s usually only temporary and partial.
July 21, 2011
Several prominent Arizona lawmakers gathered Wednesday to celebrate the launch of a fundraising campaign to use private donations and inmate labor to build a fence along the U.S.-Mexico border. A website that accepts donations went live Wednesday.
July 21, 2011
The plan is to raise millions of dollars through private donations - in part through a website - to build a more secure fence along the U.S.-Mexico border in Arizona. It's still unclear exactly where the barrier will go.
July 20, 2011
A group takes blind teenagers to the Grand Canyon to experience one of nature's wonders.
July 14, 2011
The Phoenix Urban Health Collective goes to peoples’ homes to offer treatment and advice.
July 06, 2011

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