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Chasing legends in the desert.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Some history about Jesuit missionaries in the time of Padre Kino; "Looped", a play about Tallulah Bankhead at Invisible Theatre; and the unique film "A Shape of Things to Come" catches Chris Dashiell's eye.

Audit: Arizona database flaws may put public safety at risk

State auditors are casting a critical eye at the Arizona database used for conducting background checks.

Banner UMC opens new exam site for survivors of sexual violence

The new site increases access to forensic exam sites, which were previously only available at Tucson Medical Center.

One year anniversary of Tohono O'odham officer's death

Tohono O'odham Officer Bryan Brown died Aug. 27, 2020, in the line of duty near the Desert Diamond Why Casino.

Tucson homicide rate soars

The increase is part of a national trend.

Tucson Police resume active killer trainings after pandemic pause

Plus, Arizona Daily Star reporter Caitlin Schmidt discusses the events that led up to a mass shooting on July 18.

Human remains found on Tumamoc Hill

UAPD says the identity of the person and their cause of death is still unknown.

Multiple people shot in series of attacks in Tucson, Arizona

35-year-old man accused of separate shootings of first-responders

Tohono O'odham Nation advocates in Congress for properly funded federal services

Tribal leaders call out government's failure to fulfill promises to fund hospitals, school and detention centers in tribal lands.

Public radio investigates tribal jails, finds tragedy

The investigation identifies a 'pattern of neglect and mismanagement that lead to their death.'

Candidates targeted ahead of Mexico’s midterm elections

How the results could impact the country's relations with the U.S. and Arizona.

Navajo Nation names new financial officer during investigation

After reports of 'concerns and irregularities' with a COVID-19 testing contract, the tribe names Elizabeth Begay to head the Navajo Nation Office of the Controller.

Tribal police academy honors Tohono O'odham officer, Bryan Brown

The virtual ceremony remember eight tribal officers who died in the line of duty.

Navajo Nation remembers missing or murdered loved ones May 5

The Missing and Murdered Dine Relatives group hosted a Zoom meeting for loved ones impacted by the MMIWG crisis to share their stories.

New missing and murdered unit for American Indians and Alaska Natives

The new enterprise would facilitate interagency investigations on current and cold cases.

Contempt hearing sought against Joe Arpaio’s successor

Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone accused of non-compliance

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