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Arizona law limits filming police

The measure makes it illegal to knowingly film police officers 8 feet or closer without an officer’s permission.

Has "Star Trek" changed the world? Author Ryan Britt examines a legacy lasting 50 years... and beyond.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: How A Tucson woman made a life-changing transformation through art.

One Tucsonan’s journey to becoming emotionally accountable -- and taking a stand against oppression.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: What the Pima County Library’s “#READBLACK” initiative wants to share with the world, and decoding "The FBI Way" with author Frank Figliuzzi.

Arizona executes inmate for 1984 killing of 8-year-old girl

The execution is the second this year was the second after a nearly eight-year hiatus.

Judge rejects Arizona prisoner’s bid to delay execution

Frank Atwood is scheduled to be executed on Wednesday.

Department of Corrections hires controversial private health care company

The department is still involved in a lawsuit over allegations that it provided unconstitutional levels of health care.

Supreme Court hobbles challenges by inmates based on poor legal representation

Court says federal judges may not hear "new evidence" obtained after conviction to show how deficient the trial or appellate lawyer in state court was.

The future of the death penalty in Arizona

AZPM spoke with Jimmy Jenkins, criminal justice reporter for The Arizona Republic, as the state resumes executions.

Man put to death in Arizona's first execution since 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court rejected a last minute appeal to halt his death by lethal injection.

The man behind Arizona's sentencing laws

This week on Gavel to Gavel, ProPublica's Nicole Santa Cruz discusses the role of Steve Twist in shaping criminal justice in Arizona.

Life after prison in Arizona

To mark Second Chance Month, The Buzz examines second chances for formerly incarcerated people.

Pima County attorney says she will resume charging minor drug offenses

The new policy reverses a memorandum County Attorney Laura Conover issued to area law enforcement back in December.

University of Arizona kicks off scholarship fundraiser for Indigenous law students

The Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy Program's goal this year is $30,000, and they're almost there.

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.

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