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Archive Tucson: Life in a 1930s mining camp

Today, Ruby is a ghost town, but Tallia Cahoon remembers community, pastimes and the occasional knife fight.

What an archaeological dig near the Santa Cruz River may unearth about the past

The site was discovered during preliminary work on a new interchange near I-10 and Ruthrauff Road.

Archive Tucson: Eating the brined jackrabbit

Jackrabbits and riding the rails to school — growing up in Sasco, Arizona, now a ghost town.

UA scientists track animal evolution based on diet

Study indicates first creatures ate meat, not plants.

UA Special Collections: Preserving the Stories

Also on Arizona Spotlight: The TUSD's ongoing debate about expanding sex education; Is there any hope left for the 2019 monsoon?; and has Arizona's "stupid motorist law" increased flash flood safety?

Archive Tucson: Picking cotton and going to school

Stella Jacobs spent her middle school years picking cotton in Marana and learning English.

Ray Manley's Arizona

Also on Arizona Spotlight: "From Grief to Acceptance" with Misty Proffitt-Thompson; HOCO Fest 2019 is the biggest yet; and a visit to the Vegan restaurant Tumerico.

"Never again, para nadie."

Also on Arizona Spotlight: New state law that may provide justice for greater numbers of Indigenous women and girls; A reaction to the Trump administration changing the Endangered Species Act; and a very short story from Aurelie Sheehan.

Ocean & Space

Learn about UA scientists in the Southern Ocean measuring climate change; and celebrating the past and future of space exploration at Spacefest X.

Arizona Spotlight for August 1st, 2019

Looking back at a 1979 radioactive contamination in Tucson, and citizens working together; exploring the history of Harvey Houses in Arizona; and a couple finds common ground with "One Small Step".

Geoff Notkin on the past - and future - of space exploration.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Mexican rock stars sing out about immigration; and a party to celebrate the "The Queen of the Night" at Tohono Chul.

50 years later, moon rocks are still yielding secrets

A Tucson lunar researcher says samples from the moon helped shape understanding of planetary development.

UA Special Collections opening lunar mapping exhibit

Hosting collection of rare documents and maps from university's moon researchers

Arizona Spotlight for July 18th, 2019

Flagstaff Red Screen Film Festival presents indigenous stories for all to see; Retired astronaut Mark Kelly reflects on the 50th anniversary of the moon landing; and a Spotlight Session from Heather Hardy & Alvin Blaine.

UA scientists mark moon landing's 50th anniversary

The university's lunar lab played key role in Apollo 11 mission planning.

A town faces ghosts from its past in "Bisbee '17"

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Looking for a new shelter arrangement for asylum seekers in Tucson; and Aurelie Sheehan talks about her new short story collection "Once Into the Night".

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