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Tucson bishop tells clergy not to grant religious exemptions to vaccine, mask requirements

Bishop says objections to taking a vaccine or wearing a mask are unrelated to the Catholic faith.

Shock after swastika painted on door of Tucson synagogue

Rabbi says synagogue has been vandalized in the past but has never before been the target of antisemitic graffiti

The vision of Sama Alshaibi.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Two American Muslim teens share the practice and meaning of Ramadan; and a mother and son talk about applying positive autism strategies during the pandemic.

House subcommittee discusses bill trying to save Oak Flat

During the hearing, lawmakers and witnesses made their cases for or against the bill, discussing religious, environmental and economic issues.

Apache Stronghold files emergency appeal in Oak Flat case

As the expected date of the land swap approaches, a nonprofit fights to save an Apache religious site from becoming a copper mine.

Oak Flat: Opposing op-eds try to sway public opinion

While Resolution Copper brought up the positive economic impacts of a mine, the San Carlos Apache Tribe calls out desecration.

Federal court hears case for preliminary injunction at Oak Flat

The judge said he will decide if he's going to temporarily stop progress on the mine by Feb. 12.

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.

Arizona’s Catholic dioceses gradually reintroducing public mass

The Diocese of Phoenix has allowed pastors to resume services with limited attendance and masks.

Yaqui leaders restrict who can attend cuaresma ceremonies during coronavirus outbreak

Ceremonial leaders say this year only "cultural participants" can enter the grounds.

Opponents of proposed copper mine speak out about threat to Oak Flat

Indigenous and environmental advocates say the Resolution Copper Mine would irreparably harm the site of cultural and environmental significance.

A beacon of hope in a war-torn country

The story of an American who traveled to Syria to fight the Islamic State.

Family of 9 slain call on US, Mexico to address cartel violence

Suspected cartel members attacked the group Monday driving from Sonora to Tucson.

Tohono O'odham group: Border wall would block sacred pilgrimage

Proposed bollard-style fencing would cut through the route used by the Tohono O'odham for their Salt Pilgrimage.

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