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A beacon of hope in a war-torn country

The story of an American who traveled to Syria to fight the Islamic State.

Border humanitarian aid work on trial

A look at how federal immigration policy and religious freedom played out in the trials of a No More Deaths volunteer.

Archive Tucson: Jazz on Meyer Avenue

Cass Preston talks segregation, music on Meyer Avenue and growing up in the '30s and '40s.

Archive Tucson: Moving into a white neighborhood

Joel Turner describes the interactions he experienced moving into a white neighborhood in midtown Tucson in the 1960s.

Demonstrators call for firing of UA professor over homophobic letter

LGBTQ protesters and allies demanded the UA remove professor and former anesthesiology chair Randal Dull.

Students criticize university over response to alleged assault of black student

Members of the Black Student Union say the student was beaten by two white students who used a racial slur.

ADL of Arizona: Hate groups recruit near college campuses

The group's leader says Arizona has been a flashpoint for anti-immigrant rhetoric and policy.

Sonoran marriage equality measure begins legislative journey

The reform measure would change Sonora's family code to allow same-sex couples to marry.

Equal pay lawsuit against Arizona regents settled

Three female former UA deans claimed they were paid less than men.

Tohono O'odham group celebrates Pride with poetry, storytelling

Organizers said the event was the first-ever Pride celebration on the nation.

Tucson Juneteenth Celebration 2019

Also on Arizona Spotlight: A cross-cultural program inspires Native students in the UA College of Medicine; and, is it a piece of cake for the brain to interpret a metaphor?

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.

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.

The City of Tucson Offers Hope to Migrants in Need

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Go backstage at Tucson High Magnet School to preview "Our Border Town"; Tucson poet laureate TC Tolbert receives grant from the Academy of American Poets; And, what would you do with the blessing of extra time to be alive?

Nonprofit Receives $425K to Continue Fair Housing Work

The Southwest Fair Housing Council says funds will be used to combat housing discrimination and educate the public about fair housing.

#MeToo Movement Stirs Mexican Society

The movement is already having consequences, including layoffs and a suicide.

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