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Phoenix City Council passes abortion resolution modeled after Tucson’s

The resolution states the support for abortion access and deprioritzes law enforcement of current abortion restrictions.

Court documents reveal suspect in UA shooting was banned from university

46-year-old Murad Dervish had been expelled and barred from the University of Arizona in February 2022.

Charges filed after killing of UA professor

Former UA student Murad Dervish has been charged with first degree murder and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

As it recruits, Tucson Police look to diversify its force

A recent event showcases effort to double the number of female officers by 2030.

The Buzz: Law enforcement recruiting and shortages in Southern Arizona

How are law enforcement agencies being hit by a shortage of staff and what are they doing to fill open positions with diverse staff?

Brnovich sues Tucson over vaccine mandate

AG claims civil rights violation.

Arizona law limits filming police

The measure makes it illegal to knowingly film police officers 8 feet or closer without an officer’s permission.

Has "Star Trek" changed the world? Author Ryan Britt examines a legacy lasting 50 years... and beyond.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: How A Tucson woman made a life-changing transformation through art.

One Tucsonan’s journey to becoming emotionally accountable -- and taking a stand against oppression.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: What the Pima County Library’s “#READBLACK” initiative wants to share with the world, and decoding "The FBI Way" with author Frank Figliuzzi.

Arizona executes inmate for 1984 killing of 8-year-old girl

The execution is the second this year was the second after a nearly eight-year hiatus.

Judge rejects Arizona prisoner’s bid to delay execution

Frank Atwood is scheduled to be executed on Wednesday.

Department of Corrections hires controversial private health care company

The department is still involved in a lawsuit over allegations that it provided unconstitutional levels of health care.

Supreme Court hobbles challenges by inmates based on poor legal representation

Court says federal judges may not hear "new evidence" obtained after conviction to show how deficient the trial or appellate lawyer in state court was.

The future of the death penalty in Arizona

AZPM spoke with Jimmy Jenkins, criminal justice reporter for The Arizona Republic, as the state resumes executions.

Man put to death in Arizona's first execution since 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court rejected a last minute appeal to halt his death by lethal injection.

The man behind Arizona's sentencing laws

This week on Gavel to Gavel, ProPublica's Nicole Santa Cruz discusses the role of Steve Twist in shaping criminal justice in Arizona.

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