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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.

Romero offers mixed reaction to Ducey's extension of stay-at-home order

The Tucson mayor said she approved of certain aspects of the plan but called for stricter measures.

Spotlight Session: The Django Shredders take classic Gypsy jazz to the next level.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: How a food bank in Phoenix is offering assistance to as many as 8 families every 90 seconds.

With fewer cars on the streets, Tucson's air quality is improving

Pandemic restrictions are a factor in the air quality improvements, a county official says.

Tucson Medical Center allows visitors at patient windows

Family members and TMC staff say these distanced visits can help boost morale to all involved.

“'Rona needs to stay away!”: How a single mother stays resilient.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Free meals for our community; and an interview with César Cuauhtémoc García Hernández, author of "Migrating to Prison: America's Obsession with Locking Up Immigrants".

Tucson nurse: Medical staff asked to reuse protective gear to preserve supply

A local nurse says equipment like N95 masks and face shields aren't in abundant supply.

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