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More AZ Spotlight Featured Rotator from Jul 2014

The border wall between Mexico and Arizona runs through rolling desert hills, separating a bustling Mexican city from the Arizona desert.

Pols Want 'Border Security,' But Benefit from Immigration: Expert

Influx of Central American women, children isn't threat in and of itself but can beget other issues, she says.

Jul 28, 2014

Arizona Spotlight for July 25, 2014

Tucsonans respond to influx of Central American migrants; meet singer who blends French, Chinese, American heritage; soccer-playing robots invade UA; basketball summer camp for girls.

Jul 24, 2014
Volunteers sorting through donations at Catholic Community Services drop off site.

Tucsonans Step Up to Help Central American Women, Children

One volunteer calls it 'a moral imperative to help suffering humanity;' he, his partner, take in two for one night.

Jul 24, 2014
Clark, coaches, campers end day two

Christine Clark Holds Court at Basketball Camp for Girls

Before launching her professional career, 21-year-old Tucsonan returns home.

Jul 24, 2014
Students from the Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey Hermosillo campus at the UA bookstore

Soccer-Playing Robots Invade UA

Group of engineering students from Mexico take their love for sport to another level.

Jul 24, 2014

Found in Translation

Singer Jessica Fichot and her band explore world music's past and present to create new sounds that are distinctly her own.

Jul 24, 2014
Mountain lion in the mountains west of Tucson.

Project Hopes to Photograph Jaguars, Ocelots Near Tucson

Camera traps set up at more than 200 places in mountains surrounding the city.

Jul 18, 2014

Arizona Spotlight for July 18, 2014

Children held in detention receive political attention; climatologists study effects of extreme heat; summer camp at Biosphere 2; scientists hunt for jaguars; summer secrets of the cicada.

Jul 17, 2014

Global Climate Changing, Tucsonans Working Outdoors Feel Heat

National Climate Assessment says Southwest is going to get even hotter, drier.

Jul 17, 2014

Teenagers Ask Big Questions at Biosphere 2's Summer Academy

It's a Tuesday afternoon, a group of high school kids are trudging in rubber boots through only mangrove forest in Southern AZ.

Jul 17, 2014

Familiar Sounds of Summer

Some "singing cicadas" are associated with the monsoon but a bug expert disagrees.

Jul 17, 2014
Children and teens from Mexico and Central America inside a Border Patrol detention facility in Nogales, Ariz.

Detention Continues for Central American Children in U.S. Custody

Plans to relocate children delayed, political response includes protests on both sides of the issue.

Jul 17, 2014

Arizona Spotlight for July 11, 2014

Mental health of Central American migrant children; woman shares her personal conflict over serving in Vietnam; director of Arizona State Museum shares his passion for antiquity; Tucson summer camp series continues.

Jul 10, 2014

Insuring Arizona's Past Plays a Role in Its Future

Withs its arid climate, vast amount of open land, diverse mix of native cultures, state has everything for a 'recipe of success' in archeology, Arizona State Museum director says.

Jul 10, 2014
Children sleep on mattresses without pillows, covered with foil blankets.

Detention, Trek North May Have Mental Effects On Young Migrants

Thousands of unaccompanied children at border experience trauma, experts say.

Jul 10, 2014

Kids, Animals Bond at Humane Society's Dog Days in Desert Camp

Camp teaches responsible pet ownership, compassion

Jul 10, 2014

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