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Tucson Church Opens Doors to Refugees Fleeing Violence

Church basement converted into living quarters for 50 Central American women, children.

The Tucson City Council meets Dec. 2 after swearing in reelected members Karin Uhlich, Richard Fimbres and Steve Kozachik. Councilman Paul Cunningham is absent.

Tucson 'Immigrant Friendly,' But Not 'Sanctuary,' Mayor Says

City Council votes 7-0 to reaffirm city's status, offers forum for where people can get help.

Celebrating Lalo Guerrero

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Love Letters to the Pima County Public Library; The Art of Paying Attention to Great Horned Owls; Looking back on Hollywood's Golden Age "Star System".

Border Concerns Extend Beyond Southern Arizona

Plus, the state of mental health in our jails and a proposal to increase the city sales tax.

Mexican Shoppers Spend Big in Tucson During Holiday Season

Tourism from neighbor to the south adds $1 billion to Pima County economy each year.

Two Breweries Cross Border to Tap Spirit of Collaboration

Tucson- and Hermosillo-based brewers work together to create Beer Without Borders.

Tierra y Libertad, a collective in South Tucson’s Wakefield Neighborhood, reclaimed a back alleyway with colorful murals.

Feeding Our Future: Growing Community in Tucson’s Barrios

Home-grown efforts to improve Tucson’s struggling neighborhoods start with vegetable gardens.

Yolanda Soto, CEO and President of Borderlands Food Bank, in her office in Nogales. The bright paintings on her walls were all done by an inmate who works for Borderlands as part of a labor force program. (She’s a big fan of Kahlo’s.)

Feeding Our Future: The Politics of Produce Rescue

They share the same goal of feeding the hungry, but sometimes food banks step on each other’s toes.

Tucson-to-Mexico Flight Details Announced; Begins in October

One Aeromar flight will stop in four cities in western Mexico.

Nation's Latinos Crossing the Digital Divide

Sunnyside program aims to improve the digital literacy of students - and their families

Trade Between Arizona and Mexico Continues to Grow

Imports, exports and tourism flow across the border and build the local economy.

The Los Angeles County coroner’s office, one of the biggest and busiest in the country

69 Dead in Border Desert This Year, on Pace of Trend

Identifying remains is big task at Pima County Medical Examiner's Office.

Fastpitch: The Untold History of Softball and the Women Who Made the Game

Also on Arizona Spotlight: The Tucson Samaritans; Living under the sun during triple digit heat; and a lowrider car club celebrates an anniversary.

Tucson Samaritans Offer Food, Water to Migrants in Desert

Stories of people dying in the desert prompted effort to help.

Central American Women Abused, Tucson Official Says

Women fear deportation if they report problems; men use that as means of control.

ACLU Claims Federal Agents Abused US Citizens

Homeland Security officers forced X-ray exam, detention for 'littering.'

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