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Why executions in Arizona are in a holding pattern

A discussion with criminal justice reporter Michael Kiefer.

Sister of murder victim describes emotional toll of suspects' trials

Robert Curry was one of three victims killed during an armed robber at a Pizza Hut in 1999.

Pima County prosecutor's new book describes capital punishment as arbitrary

Rick Unklesbay has successfully argued murder cases that resulted in 16 death sentences.

Migrant activists accused of human smuggling released in Mexico

Upon release, Irineo Mujica accused the Mexican president of being a tool of the Trump administration to stop migrants.

Jury deadlocks on charges against Arizona border aid worker Scott Warren

The jury returned Tuesday after days of deliberation on the case of No More Deaths volunteer Scott Warren.

Jury begins deliberations in border humanitarian aid worker trial

Federal prosecutors sought to make the case about the entire group, No More Deaths.

Arizona churches sue Patriot Movement AZ, AZ Patriots

The suit says the far-right groups conspired to violate people's civil rights, invasion of privacy and defamation.

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.

Filing: Agent who knocked over migrant called them 'savages'

The court records say texts show a Border Patrol agent's "disdain" prior to allegedly knocking down a Guatemalan man.

Arizona Man Convicted In Kidnapping-for-Weed Plot Denied New Trial

The 9th Circuit said errors in the trial were not enough to warrant a do-over.

Panel to Review Applicants to Replace Arizona Supreme Court Judge

A call is out for applications to replace Chief Justice Scott Bales, who will retire July 31.

Arizona Man Gets Prison in Cacti Smuggling, Theft, Drug Case

Authorities said the man sold the cacti online and illegally shipped them to more than 20 countries.

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.

Navajo Nation Wins Appeal in Indian Child Welfare Act Case

The Arizona Court of Appeals decided the juvenile court did not meet the requirements of the act.

Tucson Student Apartment Complex Settles Pregnancy Discrimination Case

The lease agreement states that any resident who becomes pregnant must vacate the building before or upon the birth of her child.

Finding Common Ground with "One Small Step"

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Free speech debate on campus; "I Dream in Widescreen Returns"; and thoughts on kindness from the Mission Garden.

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