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U.S. Supreme Court likely to uphold Arizona voting restrictions

Conservative majority suggest they would throw out an appellate ruling that struck down the restrictions as racially discriminatory

Tucson may ban hair discrimination

CROWN Act will weave respect for natural hairstyles into city law.

"Who Framed Rosa Parks?" - Brenna Wynn Greer on the history of Black imagemakers.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Geraldine Brooks reflects on her novel "Year of Wonders"; and a tale of love and loss written by a 6th grade student.

Rights advocates applaud Biden's planned review of public charge rule

The 2019 change made it harder for immigrants to obtain visas and green cards if they used, or might use, government assistance

Border wall scars: 'It feels like if someone got a knife and dragged it across my heart.'

Tribal leaders and Borderlands communities reflect on their fruitless struggle to stop the wall.

Racist slurs interrupt online funeral for Arizona civil rights icon

Memorial service for civil rights and city leader Calvin Coolidge Goode disrupted

Arizona civil rights leader, former councilman dies at 93

Goode fought to improve low-income black neighborhoods

"Missing in Brooks County" captures perseverance and tragedy from the U.S. / Mexico border.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Live Theater Worksop's outdoor drive-in stage experience "Having Our Say"; and some intricate acoustic swing from The Django Shredders.

'Falling on deaf ears': Tohono O'odham Nation reacts to use of force at Indigenous protest

Tohono O'odham Nation Chairman Ned Norris Jr. says tribal needs along the border are being ignored.

Election spurs questions around voting barriers for Indigenous people

Two recent events highlight how knowing Indigenous peoples' voting rights history provides context for present challenges.

Indigenous Peoples' Day border demonstration ends with tear gas, arrests

11 demonstrators taken into DPS custody during a Border Patrol checkpoint blockade in Pima County.

O'odham-led demonstration blocks highway north of Arizona-Sonora border crossing

Demonstrations against border wall construction on ancestral Indigenous land continue despite Quitobaquito closure.

Different perspectives at the Tucson Desert Art Museum.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: An essay about mortality in the time of COVID-19; and a dash of audio madness from the youth of the Scamp Radio (1/2) Hour.

Arizona voters to consider another recreational marijuana bill

The new bill has criminal justice elements not present in a similar bill that was narrowly defeated in 2016.

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.

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