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AZ Indigenous Peoples' Caucus urges state to rename Columbus Day

The group said the move would contribute to other movements fighting for racial, social and historical justice.

Celebrating Juneteenth during a pandemic

Though Tucson had to cancel its event, an organizer says the day is still an opportunity to honor Black independence, culture and family.

Behind the Mask

Also on Arizona Spotlight: A plea on behalf of sacred lands threatened by border wall construction; and a "thank you" to comic book legend Dennis O'Neil.

Arizona secretary of state calls for removal of confederate monument near Capitol

The move comes as the nation struggles with race relations.

'Ireland stands with you': Navajo Nation GoFundMe gets many international donations

Millions in donations have come to the Navajo Nation both through the government as well as a GoFundMe page.

Tucsonan recalls historic Apollo 13 rescue mission

Space scientist helped NASA plot the astronauts' emergency route home.

Borderlands symposium explores web of people, wildlife in Sonoran Desert

The Ajo conference last week brought together scientists, tribal leaders and community members.

Mission San Xavier in Tucson to undergo preservation project

Workers will spend the next two years replacing problematic plaster around the structure’s centuries-old brick walls.

Archive Tucson: In the shadow of the freeway

Historian Lydia Otero talks about growing up in a neighborhood that was partly erased by the construction of I-10.

Navajo Code Talker dies at 96; less than a handful remain

Joe Vandever Sr. was one of the few remaining Navajo Code Talkers.

Penetrating the darkness of "The Long Shadow".

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Adiba Nelson considers the many special kinds of "Black Love"; and episode 4 of Youth Crossing Gender Borders: "The Ambiguity Train".

Finding perspective on race and privilege: "Master Harold"... and the Boys

Also on Arizona Spotlight: A conversation with James D. Diamond about his book "After the Blood Bath", and Part 2 of Youth Crossing Gender Borders, "Changing Expectations".

Planning for a future with less Colorado River water

A new book sheds light on mistakes of the past while Arizona gears up for the next round of negotiations.

The 89-90 Trip: Canada at Last

The road trip draws to a close with the final destination just around the bend.

4 Navajo Code Talkers die in 2019, 5 remain

The four men who died last year were known for more than their military service, which helped end World War II.

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