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Century After New Mexico Raid, Pancho Villa Still Controversial

His statue in downtown Tucson draws praise, scorn; was gift of Mexico in 1981.

Tucson Road Project Unearths Ancient Human Footprints

2,500- to 3,000-year-old community beneath site of proposed Pima County roadway.

Iconic 'A' West of Downtown Tucson Marks Centennial

Construction of letter on Sentinel Peak began in 1914 and ended in 1916.

First Air Force One Being Prepared for Flight from Marana

Eisenhower-era plane almost became a crop duster before it was rediscovered.

UA Hosts William Shakespeare's First Folio

Scholar says that without this almost 400 year old book, only half of Shakespeare's plays would be known today.

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.

Arizona Spotlight for February 5, 2016

Research at ASU to better understand concussions; Fort Lowell Day celebrates Tucson history; a woman shares her bi-cultural world on "Dímelo"; "Old Jews Telling Jokes" brings laughter to The Live Theatre Workshop.

Postal History in Tucson: Letter That Fell Into the Sea

Central Tucson is home to 100-plus-year-old post office, countless stamps.

Pima County Road Work Leads To Archaeological Discovery

Human footprints dating back as much as 3,000 years discovered near I-10.

Arizona Spotlight for January 22, 2016

From StoryCorps, 10-year old Zoe shares thoughts on politics and race; what is the community story project "Dimelo" all about?; Patricia Ward Kelly honors the legacy of her husband Gene Kelly; singer Lizz Wright plays the Tucson Jazz Festival.

Arizona Spotlight for January 8, 2015

Ron & Nancy Barber remember the aftermath of January 8, 2011; one of the oldest buildings in Arizona gets a facelift; a preview of the 2016 Jewish International Film Festival including "Mister Kaplan" and "Enter the Faun".

Arizona Spotlight for December 18, 2015

Brothers share memories of growing up in an unconventional family; author Tom Van Dyke talks about "A Cowboy Christmas"; learn about the first Tucson Solo Theater Festival; meet a young cellist chosen to perform with The Moscow Ballet.

Remembering USS Arizona and Pearl Harbor, 74 Years Later

A ceremony honors those who were lost, and survivors tell their stories.

Tucson's Japanese Gardens is a "Dream Come True."

The transcontinental journey behind the gardens' founder and director.

'Nam Jam 2015

Vietnam veterans gather at Rillito Park for music, brotherhood, and support.

Arizona Spotlight for November 13, 2015

'Nam Jam marks 28 years of veteran brotherhood; veteran, folksinger & teacher Clyde Appleton remembered; Steven Wright takes his comedy seriously; voices form the 2015 All Souls Procession.

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