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Phoenix Council votes 5-4 for civilian oversight of police

The vote came after dozens of mostly Hispanic and African American community members spoke for a citizen review board with investigative powers.

Despite distracted-driving law, Arizona still ranks low on highway safety

Some officials took issue with the report, which said the state is lacking recommended traffic safety laws.

Last year was Mexico’s most violent; Sonora saw biggest jump in murder

The northern Mexican state stood out with the largest year-to-year increase in registered murder victims.

Phoenix police shootings plunge amid scrutiny, new policies

Fifteen shootings in 2019 is the lowest number the department has seen in a decade.

3 mountain lions killed after feeding on human remains

Authorities said the lions were determined to be a danger because they should no fear of officers.

Not a smooth ride so far for e-scooters in Tucson

The city is searching solutions to the problems scooters bring, while some are calling for an end to the program.

UA team working to make intersections safer in Tucson

A study group is recommending changes to improve safety and efficiency.

Broadway widening and the Sunshine Mile

The new year brings new construction to Tucson.

Safety agency says distracted driver caused fatal Uber autonomous test vehicle crash

The agency criticized a lack of federal and state regulation for autonomous vehicles.

Tucson Medical Center to give away 600 car seats

A car seat can nearly double a child’s chances of surviving a crash. But most aren’t used properly, if they’re used at all.

UA Special Collections: Preserving the Stories

Also on Arizona Spotlight: The TUSD's ongoing debate about expanding sex education; Is there any hope left for the 2019 monsoon?; and has Arizona's "stupid motorist law" increased flash flood safety?

'Stupid motorist law' rarely enforced in Tucson area

Flooding on area roads leads to rescues.

Mexico prepares legal, diplomatic actions after El Paso shooting

At least six Mexican citizens were killed in the shooting over the weekend.

Agencies urge drowning vigilance in deadly month of August

Drowning Impact Awareness Month draws attention to the increase in drownings this time of year.

Weather patterns lining up for late-coming monsoon

The Weather Service has forecast thunder and rain storms each day this week.

More deadly temperatures in Arizona's future

Climate change will bring more extreme heat in the coming decades.

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