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TUSD Mulls Plan to Keep Sixth Graders in Elementary School

The idea presented by the superintendent is still in the works, but would mean dismantling non-magnet middle schools and establishing junior highs.

Can 1,000 Empty Backpacks Save Lives?

Also: How Pima County could pay for newly opened migrant shelters; Bridging cultural divides with the Persian language; Tucson author Janni Lee Simner reads from her new book.

Former Tucson City Councilman Roy Laos Dies at 65

The Tucson native served from 1977-1988

Democrats Running for Mayor of Tucson Kick Off Campaigns

Three longtime Tucsonans laid out their experience and connection to the city as part of the race to replace outgoing Mayor Rothschild.

The City of Tucson Offers Hope to Migrants in Need

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Go backstage at Tucson High Magnet School to preview "Our Border Town"; Tucson poet laureate TC Tolbert receives grant from the Academy of American Poets; And, what would you do with the blessing of extra time to be alive?

Living Each Day to the Fullest After 'Miraculous' Recovery From Bike Crash

A University of Arizona student relishes each day, trying out different activities.

Finding Common Ground with "One Small Step"

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Free speech debate on campus; "I Dream in Widescreen Returns"; and thoughts on kindness from the Mission Garden.

VA Aims to Provide One-Stop Shop for Homeless Veterans

The program at the local VA is designed to connect vets with services.

Tucson On the Right Track to Reduce Dropout Rate, Report Says

More needs to be done, but the current plan is gaining traction.

Ramps Opening at Ina and I-10

After a two-year closure, commuters will be able to merge onto I-10 from Ina Road.

How Sisterhood Helped Make a Superstar in "Always... Patsy Cline"

Also on Arizona Spotlight: A mental health clinic that is gaining popularity through results; and chanteuse Jessica Fichot on finding ways to thrive as an independent musician.

Fire Danger Warnings Cover Much of Southern Half of Arizona

Tucson and Phoenix are included in the "red flag" warning areas.

Increasing the Smoking Age Has Wide Support in Pima County

A new poll shows residents approve of raising the age to buy tobacco.

Making Tucson's Streets Safer for Everyone

A preview of Cyclovia this weekend and the city of Tucson's recently approved "complete streets" plan.

Spotlight Session: Heather Hardy & Alvin Blaine

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Community healthcare in action in Pima County; and animator Ron Campbell on more than 50 years of making people smile with cartoons.

Kino Sports Complex Expansion Draws National, International Attention

The facility is still under construction, but is already booking space for January.

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