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NPS closes route to Quitobaquito Springs

Closure comes a day after O'odham leaders held a cross-border ceremony at the spring.

Ingram-Lopez family seeks grand jury, criminal charges for TPD in-custody death

This week Pima County prosecutors opted against charging officers involved in Carlos Adrian Ingram-Lopez's April death.

Arizona Spotlight for August 27, 2020

How a Tucson middle school is approaching the new school year; a remembrance of community builder André Newman; and “Trans-Generational Advice”.

'We are not animals': Letter details how Tucson prison became COVID-19 hot spot

In a 22-page letter, a military veteran incarcerated at ASPC-Tucson describes a chaotic pandemic behind bars.

LGBTQ groups pressure Sonoran congress on marriage equality

An advocate says barriers to marriage make same-sex couples even more vulnerable during the coronavirus pandemic.

Analysis shows how Trump's census change would impact Congress

The Pew Research Center used 2017 data to estimate how many undocumented people are in each state.

Two Confederate monuments removed in Arizona amid broader push

The monuments were removed by the United Daughters of the Confederacy, who requested the state "regift" them for repairs.

Tucson repeals controversial ordinance on police crime scenes

Groups like the ACLU opposed the rule, which was widely criticized as an attempt to prevent the recording of police.

Celebrating Juneteenth during a pandemic

Though Tucson had to cancel its event, an organizer says the day is still an opportunity to honor Black independence, culture and family.

Behind the Mask

Also on Arizona Spotlight: A plea on behalf of sacred lands threatened by border wall construction; and a "thank you" to comic book legend Dennis O'Neil.

Tucson Police Department policies draw scrutiny amid calls for change

Advocates for defunding TPD say reforms the department casts as "progressive" don't go far enough.

TPD chief says his force has already taken steps to reform

Tucson police have adopted rules to de-escalate conflict.

Tucson City Council to revisit ordinance on recording police

Members of the council said they'll be looking for more feedback on the ordinance, which garnered a wave of attention on social media.

Arizona Democrats among those backing sweeping police reform bill

The bill would ban the use of chokeholds and make it easier to hold officers accountable.

Black Lives Matter event draws thousands to UA; group says police presence broke agreement

The organization says it will no longer host events in collaboration with the university.

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