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Tucson Councilman Kozachik on budget vote, police reform

Kozachik discussed how the police department currently integrates social services in its operations.

Tucson Councilwoman Santa Cruz on budget vote, police reform

Santa Cruz was the sole objector when the City Council voted to pass the budget.

Tumamoc Hill may close if more walkers don't wear masks

At least 60% of people exercising need to cover their faces if the popular walking spot is to stay open.

Composer Steve Roach believes "The music is the medicine".

Also on Arizona Spotlight: How the podcast "Epilogue" tells the story of one woman's suicide, and the family she left behind; plus a very short story about love adrift at sea by Aurelie Sheehan.

Tucson mayor and City Council approve city budget, leaving police funding nearly flat

During the public hearing the majority of the speakers asked the council to defund the police and use the money for social services.

Tucson OKs convention center as possible COVID-19 field hospital

The City Council approved a standby plan for up to 250 coronavirus patients if hospitals run out of room.

How the arts survive challenging times.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Meet the new director of the Arts Foundation for Tucson & Southern Arizona; how the mother & son collaboration "Stories from Home: Covid-19 Addendum" came to be; and fostering creativity in a virtual space.

'It's not enough': Pima County Latino communities search for COVID-19 testing, care

Federal health data shows COVID-19 disparities that are mirrored in Arizona.

TPD releases reports for four in-custody deaths

The reports include a second death this year and three more in the last decade.

Tucson repeals controversial ordinance on police crime scenes

Groups like the ACLU opposed the rule, which was widely criticized as an attempt to prevent the recording of police.

What Americans need to talk about.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Meet 1A's new host Jenn White; voices from the Tucson March for Justice; and Doug 'Cosmo' Clifford rediscovers a "Magic Window".

TPD forms board to review 'critical' incidents

The new board will review the events that lead to the death of Carlos Ingram-Lopez in Tucson police custody in April.

Tucson advocates say there's still time to push for police defunding in city budget

Black Lives Matter Tucson is urging community members to speak up at this week's City Council meeting.

All Souls Procession canceled

November event will go virtual "for the health and safety of the community"

TUSD to begin school year online

The district hopes to transition to in-person classes.

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