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Arizona Spotlight for January 27th, 2022

With less water on the surface, how long can Arizona rely on what's underground? And, the Pima County Public Library's "Welcome to America Team" is helping Afghan immigrants to find their new home.

Tucson's new police chief on rising homicide rates, traffic safety and transparency

Kasmar talked with AZPM about his first few months on the job.

Tucson city council weighs extending half-cent tax increase

Prop 101, approved in 2017, expires this year.

Pima County homelessness count canceled for second year due to COVID-19

The count usually determines how much federal funding the county receives to address homelessness.

Facing vacancies, police departments seek to hire officers

Recruiters are looking for qualified applicants.

University of Arizona students adjust to new school mask requirements

The January change in school policy requires UA students to ditch cloth masks in favor of higher-grade alternatives

How A.J. Croce connected with his father through the music they loved.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Author Michelle Ross on her story collection "Shapeshifting"; and Heather Massie's solo show "HEDY! The Life & Inventions of Hedy Lamarr" comes to Arizona.

New mobile food bank plies Tucson neighborhoods

The new refrigerated truck brings directly to the neighborhoods that need it most.

Adia Barnes on Teamwork and Motherhood.

Also on Arizona Spotlight:Can new technology save water on farms? Plus Chris Dashiell remembers Peter Bogdanovich, and a short story read by author Michelle Ross.

The Dave Stryker Quartet kicks off the 2022 Tucson Jazz Festival.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: The Cocopah Indian Tribe work to restore the Colorado River Delta; How Maryanne Chisholm's artistic vision guided her through difficult times; and the Sonoran Plein Air Painters share "A Brush with the Desert".

From painting in prison to professional artist

Tucson resident makes a life-changing transformation with her talents.

Tucson police officially fire officer who killed man in wheelchair

Pima County Attorney's review of Nov. 29 shooting continues

Traffic fatalities in Arizona on track this year to surpass 2020

The number of people killed in automobile crashes around Arizona during 2021 could reach the highest level in over a decade.

Tucson scraps transit fares through June 2022

The city council called on staff to craft options for creating a permanently fare-free transit system.

Tucson mayor wants to extend free public transit rides

Sun Tran's free rides are currently set to expire on December 31st.

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