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Feeding Our Future: Putting Native Foods Back on the Plate

Why did the Tohono O'odham stop eating and growing their Native foods?

Tucson Latina finds purpose in politics, and the history of Shakespeare's First Folio.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Visit the Tucson Gem & Mineral Show with an avid shopper, and Beth Surdut pays attention to her desert neighbors, the coyote.

Tucson's Oldest Businesses

Tucson is home to at least one business that existed when the area was part of Mexico

Religious Conventions Bring Welcome Summer Revenue to Tucson

Jehovah's Witnesses meetings pump millions of dollars to the regional economy.

Arizona Spotlight for June 26, 2015

Eating "Unprocesssed" for a full year; National Independents Week stresses importance of buying local; Chris Dashiell reviews "Desert Bloom" from 1986; and foibles of would-be Arizona outlaws Cyclone Bill & Climax Jim.

Broadway Village Turns 76, Continues to Evolve

Joesler's only shopping center in Tucson thought to be the oldest in the state

The Five Cs, A Century Later: AZPM Special Report

State's historic economic anchors may still be viable as state celebrates centennial, but days of dominance have ended

Group Seeks Mining Law Update

Extraction of minerals still occurs under 1872 legislation

GOP Presidential Candidates Argue Border Enforcement

The top four Republican contenders came to Mesa to plead their case one more time before Arizona's primary

Kicking up a Historic Cowboy Celebration

Annual Fiesta de los Vaqueros rodeo in Tucson celebrates 87th year

Centennial Inspires Book on History of a Tucson Barrio

Book and exhibit commemorate community impacted by urban renewal project

Copper at the Crossroads Part 4: Some Thrived, Some Died

A look at the colorful history of Arizona's copper mining towns

Copper at the Crossroads Part 1: The Miracle Metal

Series starts with a look at copper's past and present and how it came to be an economic driver in Arizona

New Lease on Life for Monterey Motor Court

Business along historic Miracle Mile being reborn as gallery, studios, cafe, performance space

"Not a Single Day Without a Job"

Depression-era Civilian Conservation Corps left an indelible legacy in Southern Arizona

Tucson's Monthlong Birthday Celebration Kicks Off

Old Pueblo is officially 236 years old but dates back thousands of years.

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