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Proposed Tucson Police raise draws objections

Advocacy groups assail proposed double-digit pay increase.

Looking ahead 10 years after deadly Jan. 8 shooting

Survivors and advocates discuss progress on reducing gun violence and what still needs to be done.

White Mountain Apache Tribe locks down due to increase in COVID-19 cases

The lockdown was triggered by a rolling three-day case count and will last the weekend.

A look at Arizona’s two ballot measures

Arizona voters will decide on taxing top earners to fund education and legalizing recreational marijuana.

Pima County Sheriff candidates face off in AZPM debate

In the debate, each candidate made their case for why he should be reelected to the role of sheriff.

The risks of severe heat

The hottest summer in the city’s history came during a global health crisis, leaving many residents at risk for heat-related issues.

Revisiting the danger to pedestrians in Tucson

The city, like others, has seen a steady rise in people struck and killed while walking, though the trends may be shifting amid the pandemic.

Living with Alzheimer's, during a pandemic.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: How a Tucson artist's meticulous style brings solace; and Part 2 of Youth Crossing Gender Borders, "Changing Expectations".

Nearly half the inmates at Tucson prison test positive for COVID-19

517 inmates have been infected at ASPC-Tucson Whetstone facility

Tucson man dies in police custody

The man was unresponsive when police found him and did not respond to efforts to resuscitate him.

Border wall construction heightens environmental concerns in sensitive habitats

Local residents, a sheriff and a wildlife expert weigh in on the impacts of physical barriers at the southern border.

Discussions around the call to 'defund the police'

The death of a man in TPD custody amid nationwide protests over racially based police violence has led to more conversations about what policing should look like.

Tucson Police will disclose in-custody deaths immediately, Magnus says

The department will also release bodycam footage within 72 hours.

How testing and tracing can help combat COVID-19

As cases rise dramatically in the state, public health experts look to expand virus detection.

City of Tucson and Salvation Army teaming up to expand access to cooling centers

Because of the pandemic, traditionally reliable locations are no longer accessible.

Tucson EMT describes what it’s like to work in a COVID-19 hot spot

Alex de León was deployed to help first responders in Elizabeth, New Jersey.

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