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Pima County Sheriff candidates face off in AZPM debate

In the debate, each candidate made their case for why he should be reelected to the role of sheriff.

The risks of severe heat

The hottest summer in the city’s history came during a global health crisis, leaving many residents at risk for heat-related issues.

Revisiting the danger to pedestrians in Tucson

The city, like others, has seen a steady rise in people struck and killed while walking, though the trends may be shifting amid the pandemic.

Living with Alzheimer's, during a pandemic.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: How a Tucson artist's meticulous style brings solace; and Part 2 of Youth Crossing Gender Borders, "Changing Expectations".

Nearly half the inmates at Tucson prison test positive for COVID-19

517 inmates have been infected at ASPC-Tucson Whetstone facility

Tucson man dies in police custody

The man was unresponsive when police found him and did not respond to efforts to resuscitate him.

Border wall construction heightens environmental concerns in sensitive habitats

Local residents, a sheriff and a wildlife expert weigh in on the impacts of physical barriers at the southern border.

Discussions around the call to 'defund the police'

The death of a man in TPD custody amid nationwide protests over racially based police violence has led to more conversations about what policing should look like.

Tucson Police will disclose in-custody deaths immediately, Magnus says

The department will also release bodycam footage within 72 hours.

How testing and tracing can help combat COVID-19

As cases rise dramatically in the state, public health experts look to expand virus detection.

City of Tucson and Salvation Army teaming up to expand access to cooling centers

Because of the pandemic, traditionally reliable locations are no longer accessible.

Tucson EMT describes what it’s like to work in a COVID-19 hot spot

Alex de León was deployed to help first responders in Elizabeth, New Jersey.

Gov. Ducey: COVID-19 cases rising, hospitals still have capacity

The governor pushed back on questions about state tools to limit spread even as case counts rise dramatically.

Masks and temperature checks among precautions employers taking to address liabilities

UA health law and policy expert Tara Sklar explains what they can legally require.

Advocates plead with Arizona to release vulnerable inmates amid COVID-19

A new predictive model shows nearly all of the almost 42,000 incarcerated people in Arizona will contract the virus.

Domestic abuse center, 'more important than ever,' remains open in Tucson

The CEO of Emerge! says they've adapted to the pandemic to maintain services for people who may be experiencing domestic violence.

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