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"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.

Arizona Spotlight for August 27, 2020

How a Tucson middle school is approaching the new school year; a remembrance of community builder André Newman; and “Trans-Generational Advice”.

'We are not animals': Letter details how Tucson prison became COVID-19 hot spot

In a 22-page letter, a military veteran incarcerated at ASPC-Tucson describes a chaotic pandemic behind bars.

LGBTQ groups pressure Sonoran congress on marriage equality

An advocate says barriers to marriage make same-sex couples even more vulnerable during the coronavirus pandemic.

Analysis shows how Trump's census change would impact Congress

The Pew Research Center used 2017 data to estimate how many undocumented people are in each state.

Two Confederate monuments removed in Arizona amid broader push

The monuments were removed by the United Daughters of the Confederacy, who requested the state "regift" them for repairs.

Tucson repeals controversial ordinance on police crime scenes

Groups like the ACLU opposed the rule, which was widely criticized as an attempt to prevent the recording of police.

Celebrating Juneteenth during a pandemic

Though Tucson had to cancel its event, an organizer says the day is still an opportunity to honor Black independence, culture and family.

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