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Students lead demonstration on UA campus against police brutality

Black community members spoke about experiencing racism and the need to enact long-term change .

Tucson airport will require face masks starting this weekend

Officials say traffic is still well below normal due to COVID-19 but is rising faster than the national average.

Adiba Nelson asks “What will it take for America to understand the pain of Black women?”

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Tucson candlelight vigil for George Floyd draws hundreds

Organizers urged peaceful protest and called for changes like increased civilian oversight of police.

'Good job, Doug!' Trump praises Gov. Ducey's handling of protests

Ducey joined other governors in a Monday conference call to discuss the response to protests that have spread across the country.

Governor imposes weeklong curfew after protests; Tucson officials say they weren't notified

The Tucson Police chief says he welcomes the 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew, and TPD will focus on "criminal behavior."

Tucson City Council splits over COVID-19 grant money

The council voted 4-3 to prioritize social issues.

"At the Center of All Beauty": Author Fenton Johnson on the connection between solitude and creativity

Also on Arizona Spotlight: How a DNA test revealed a sensitive family secret; and essays from two young women about the changes the COVID-19 pandemic has brought to their lives.

Immigration advocates: Exposure to COVID-19 higher than reported in ICE detention

Tucson legal aid group says a third of their clients tested positive for the virus once released.

Heat wave to hit the Southwest

The National Weather Service says some records may be broken or tied.

Tucson teachers find new ways to celebrate graduating students

Central Tucson's Carrillo Elementary School says goodbye to students heading to middle school.

TUSD approves updated sex education curriculum

One board member called the curriculum "inclusive, medically accurate and comprehensive."

Acting DHS Secretary Chad Wolf's Arizona visit covers wall construction, PPE for Border Patrol

The secretary's visit included a trip to the border wall and a Border Patrol facility in Tucson.

DUSTWUN - A film about life, death & trust on the U.S. / Mexico border.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: How Imago Dei Middle School is building community with food; and - can a borderlands hotel that has survived a century endure the COVID-19 pandemic?

TUSD postpones in-person graduation ceremonies till June

The district will celebrate the original May graduation date, but it hopes students can come together for an in-person ceremony in June.

Pandemic increases need for youth emergency shelter

Staff say more kids need a safe place as stress, unemployment and domestic violence increase during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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