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Tucson Juneteenth Celebration 2019

Also on Arizona Spotlight: A cross-cultural program inspires Native students in the UA College of Medicine; and, is it a piece of cake for the brain to interpret a metaphor?

Arizona prisons urged to end ban on book about black men

The book "Chokehold: Policing Black Men," examines law enforcement and mass incarceration through its treatment of African American men.

Prison Guards and Inmates Unite in Plea for Better Security

Calls for action point to problems with door locks that critics say resulted in the death of an inmate and the beating of guards.

The City of Tucson Offers Hope to Migrants in Need

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Go backstage at Tucson High Magnet School to preview "Our Border Town"; Tucson poet laureate TC Tolbert receives grant from the Academy of American Poets; And, what would you do with the blessing of extra time to be alive?

Nonprofit Receives $425K to Continue Fair Housing Work

The Southwest Fair Housing Council says funds will be used to combat housing discrimination and educate the public about fair housing.

#MeToo Movement Stirs Mexican Society

The movement is already having consequences, including layoffs and a suicide.

Voices From the Tucson Women's March

Women from the Tohono O’odham Nation led the march.

Becoming a Goat?

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Trials begin for "No More Deaths" volunteers; How photographing Bears Ears National Monument became a passion for a retired astronomer; and remembering when Martin Luther King, Jr. visited Tucson.

Maricopa Sheriff's Office Wrestles With Bias Amid Post-Arpaio Overhaul

While the agency is making progress in a court-ordered overhaul, an audit shows it still carries out biased policing.

Judge Won't Give More Time to Find Victims of Arpaio Detentions

Advocates for immigrant rights had argued more time was needed to locate the victims.

Likely New Member Ushers in Accessibility at Arizona House

Jennifer Longdon's probable victory has prompted a list of improvements to increase building accessibility.

Student Massacre in Mexico Classified as State Crime 50 Years Later

A researcher says still-classified documents can shed light on the perpetrators of the 1968 killings.

Arizona DPS Director Bashes Nike Campaign with Kaepernick

Col. Frank Milstead used his Twitter account to weigh in on the controversial ad campaign featuring the quarterback.

Community's Response to Recent UA Misconduct Allegations

A discussion with Arizona Daily Star reporter Caitlin Schmidt about her coverage of the university.

UA President Talks Title IX Reform, Boosting Academic Performance

A discussion with Dr. Robert Robbins as he prepares for his second school year at the UA.

Top Judge: Arizona Courts Step Up Efforts Against Sexual Harassment

Arizona's chief justice ordered a set of policies regarding sexual misconduct, also prompting a review of county-level policies.

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