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28 min ago | KOLD-TV Tucson

Crash backing up westbound traffic on I-10 near Kino

An early morning crash has slowed traffic on westbound I-10 near Kino. Emergency crews are currently working the scene.

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4 hrs ago | Planetizen

Arizona Residents Ditching Cars, Taking Transit

A new report finds that residents of Arizona are driving less-much, much less. Arizonans drive less that they did in the 1990s, in fact.

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

KBCI CBS 2

Arizona's McCain: 2-hour execution was torture

U.S. Sen. John McCain says the execution of an Arizona inmate that lasted two hours was torture.

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ABC News

What We Dona TMt Know About Lethal Injection Drugs

Wood, a convicted murderer, died Wednesday nearly two hours after receiving what authorities said was a 50-milligram dose of both the sedative midazolam and the painkiller hydromorphone.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Dilaudid, Hydromorphone (generic), Arizona, US Governors, Jan Brewer, Chloride, Supplement, Death Penalty

Reuters

Troubled U.S. executions raise questions about doctors in death chamber

Troubled lethal injections in Oklahoma and Arizona have raised questions whether medical personnel are skilled enough to humanely put an inmate to death, and if things go wrong, expert enough to revive one if an order is given.

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WMDT

Virginia Keeping Drug Used In Botched Executions

Virginia Department of Corrections spokesman Larry Traylor said Friday that officials aren't considering eliminating midazolam as one of three drugs that can be used as the first dose in Virginia's three-drug cocktail.

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Phoenix New Times

Arizona Becomes the Fifth State to Require ID For Cough Medication Containing DXM

Beginning yesterday, Arizonans must be 18 or older in order to purchase cough medicine containing the ingredient dextromethorphan without a prescription.

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Related Topix: Arizona, Suppress, Dextromethorphan (generic), Medicine, Healthcare Law, Law

The Town Talk

Execution offers evidence against lethal injection

ST. LOUIS -- The nation's third botched execution in six months offers more evidence for the courts that lethal injection carries too many risks and amounts to cruel and unusual punishment, death-row lawyers and other opponents said Thursday.

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Related Topix: Prison, Death Penalty, Arizona, Missouri, Alternative

Mirror.co.uk

When death row executions go wrong: The shocking details of SEVEN capital punishment horror stories

As Arizona death row inmate, murderer Joseph Wood takes TWO HOURS to die after being given a lethal injection, we look at seven other botched executions On Wednesday, convicted murderer Joseph Wood , 55, writhed in agony for two hours after being administered a lethal injection in Arizona.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

Los Angeles Times

Prolonged Arizona execution will bring more scrutiny of death penalty

Arizona's lengthy execution of convicted killer Joseph Rudolph Wood III will likely focus more attention on the nation's next executions, both scheduled for Aug. 6 in Missouri and Texas, death penalty experts said Thursday.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, John McCain, Republican, Arizona, Death Penalty, Violent Crime

Verde Independent

ADEQ: Focus on modernization, private-sector practices boosts efficiency

Arizona Department of Environmental Quality Director Henry Darwin testifies to a House committee on efficiency of regulators.

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WDVD-FM Detroit

Family of Victims Shows No Sympathy at Killer's Execution

The family of two people murdered by a man sentenced to the death penalty by lethal injection showed no remorse when his execution dragged on for nearly two hours.

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GlobalNews

Masking death penalty's violence increases suffering, Arizona execution shows

Toronto native John Radclive had been Canada's public executioner for years. Despite his habit of consuming quantities of alcohol that startled his hard-drinking contemporaries, starting a riot in Hull when he announced to a packed tavern that he had "come to hang a Frenchman, and hoped it would not be the last," and "altogether expressed himself ... (more)

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Sonoran News

Monday, July 28 last day to register to vote in Primary Election

STATEWIDE Secretary of State Ken Bennett reminds Arizonans that Mon., July 28 before midnight is the last day to register to vote or update voter registration to cast a ballot in the upcoming August 26 Primary Election.

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NewsOn6 Tulsa

Colorado gay marriage ban struck, appeal awaits

A condemned murderer took nearly two hours to die and gasped for about 90 minutes during an execution in Arizona that quickly rekindled the national debate on capital punishment in the U.S. A condemned murderer took nearly two hours to die and gasped for about 90 minutes during an execution in Arizona that quickly rekindled the national debate on ... (more)

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

The Tribune

How Arizona, Ohio, Oklahoma, executions went awry

A condemned Arizona inmate gasped and snorted for more than an hour and a half during his execution Wednesday before he died in an episode sure to add to the scrutiny surrounding the death penalty in the U.S. Since the start of the year, executions in Ohio, Oklahoma and Arizona have gone awry, with inmates gasping for breath as lethal drugs coursed ... (more)

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The Lebanon Daily News

How Arizona, Ohio, Oklahoma, executions went awry

Arizona Republic justice reporter Michael Kiefer describes what he saw as a witness to the execution of Joseph Rudolph Wood, which took more than an hour and a half at the state prison on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, in Florence, Ariz.

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KKTV

Death Row Inmate Gasps for Nearly Two Hours During Execution

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer is ordering a review of the state's execution process after a condemned inmate gasped and snorted for more than an hour and a half before he died.

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Phoenix New Times

Ralph Heap, "Dr. Hypocrisy," Campaigns Against Medicaid Expansion, But Took $130K in Medicaid Cash

Master and apprentice: Recalled former state Senator Russell Pearce talks with Ralph Heap , Pearce's revenge candidate in LD 25, in this photo Heap deleted from his Facebook page Tall with a buzz cut and a toothy grin, Dr. Ralph Heap is a banjo-pickin' orthopedic surgeon with a handsome family and enough charisma to worry incumbent Bob Worsley in ... (more)

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News10.net

Ariz. top court allows execution to proceedAriz. top court allows...

Arizona's top court temporarily halts the execution of death row prisoner Joseph Wood.

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