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Former inmate-turned-advocate on the challenges of transitioning from prison

Maggie Maloney served eight years in the Arizona prison system.

Last year was Mexico’s most violent; Sonora saw biggest jump in murder

The northern Mexican state stood out with the largest year-to-year increase in registered murder victims.

Finding perspective on race and privilege: "Master Harold"... and the Boys

Also on Arizona Spotlight: A conversation with James D. Diamond about his book "After the Blood Bath", and Part 2 of Youth Crossing Gender Borders, "Changing Expectations".

Mayor Romero creates task force on gun violence

The newly elected mayor also joined a national group of city leaders working to end gun violence.

Man gets life in prison for 2010 killing of US border agent Brian Terry

Heraclio Osorio Arellanes was a member of a "rip crew" that fired on Terry's unit in 2010, killing the Border Patrol agent.

Scottsdale man admits to misrepresenting jewelry as Native American-made

A group sold the fraudulent jewelry, made in the Philippines, all over the West.

Report: More than 60,000 people missing in Mexico

Sonora, the Mexican state to Arizona's south, accounted for nearly 2,200 missing people in that number.

Phoenix police shootings plunge amid scrutiny, new policies

Fifteen shootings in 2019 is the lowest number the department has seen in a decade.

Accusations against former Amazon CEO in Mexico ignite feminist debates

The recent murder of the wife of the former CEO have fueled the push for changes to laws.

Poachers swarm vaquita refuge ‘like never before’

A conservationist said the number of poachers in the endangered porpoise's habitat — casting nets for a fish called the totoaba — is unprecedented.

Mexican President: La Mora massacre investigation receiving ‘special attention’

López Obrador didn't give further details about the investigation into the murder of nine dual citizens in rural Sonora.

FBI arrives in Sonora to assist in La Mora murder investigation

Mexico's foreign affairs secretary said the agents were invited because the investigation involves U.S. citizens.

Pima GOP chair alleges postal workers discarded Tucson ballots

A Postal Service spokesperson rejected the claim, saying every piece of mail is tracked.

Mexico will work with US after Sonora Mormon murders

The country's foreign secretary said the collaboration will mirror response to a shooting in El Paso in August.

After brutal attack in Sonora, US ambassador promises binational fight against crime

Ambassador to Mexico Christopher Landau spoke at the Arizona-Mexico Commission.

Rocky Point searchers threatened by armed group

The group was told to leave while searching for more bodies following the recent discovery of dozens of bodies.

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