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Where do the tens of thousands of people in Arizona's prisons fit in redistricting?

As Arizona prepares to redraw the boundaries of its political districts, some argue stuffing districts with prisons can be its own kind of gerrymandering.

Judge strikes down Trump-era water regulation that limited protections

Two local tribes were part of the effort to restore broader definitions of protected waterways in the Clean Water Act.

Legal settlement is a win for Pascua Yaqui voting rights.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Understanding Lewy Body Dementia; and remembering NPR broadcaster Neal Conan through his love of comic books.

With moratorium in place, how eviction cases are processed in court

Plus, new legal resources available to tenants in Pima County facing eviction.

Ducey appoints ex-aide to fill state Supreme Court vacancy

Kathryn Hackett King, a Phoenix lawyer, was Ducey’s deputy general counsel from 2015 to 2017.

Supreme Court upholds Arizona voting restrictions

The court ruled 6-3 against a Democratic challenge to the restrictions

Supreme Court has decided Alaska Native Corporations qualify for CARES Act funding

If the court had sided with federally-recognized tribes, some tribal nations, possibly in Arizona, may have received more funds.

Tohono O'odham Nation advocates in Congress for properly funded federal services

Tribal leaders call out government's failure to fulfill promises to fund hospitals, school and detention centers in tribal lands.

Public radio investigates tribal jails, finds tragedy

The investigation identifies a 'pattern of neglect and mismanagement that lead to their death.'

Report examines jail-based voting in Arizona

The report looks into what counties had the best jail-based voting procedures in the November 2020 election.

Navajo Nation names new financial officer during investigation

After reports of 'concerns and irregularities' with a COVID-19 testing contract, the tribe names Elizabeth Begay to head the Navajo Nation Office of the Controller.

Tribal police academy honors Tohono O'odham officer, Bryan Brown

The virtual ceremony remember eight tribal officers who died in the line of duty.

Navajo Nation remembers missing or murdered loved ones May 5

The Missing and Murdered Dine Relatives group hosted a Zoom meeting for loved ones impacted by the MMIWG crisis to share their stories.

Jury trials resume at Pima County Superior Court

The pandemic led to a nearly year-long pause.

New missing and murdered unit for American Indians and Alaska Natives

The new enterprise would facilitate interagency investigations on current and cold cases.

Immigration court backlog exceeds 1.2 million cases

A discussion with the president of the National Association of Immigration Judges.

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