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TUSD postpones in-person graduation ceremonies till June

The district will celebrate the original May graduation date, but it hopes students can come together for an in-person ceremony in June.

Pandemic increases need for youth emergency shelter

Staff say more kids need a safe place as stress, unemployment and domestic violence increase during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Romero offers mixed reaction to Ducey's extension of stay-at-home order

The Tucson mayor said she approved of certain aspects of the plan but called for stricter measures.

Spotlight Session: The Django Shredders take classic Gypsy jazz to the next level.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: How a food bank in Phoenix is offering assistance to as many as 8 families every 90 seconds.

With fewer cars on the streets, Tucson's air quality is improving

Pandemic restrictions are a factor in the air quality improvements, a county official says.

Tucson Medical Center allows visitors at patient windows

Family members and TMC staff say these distanced visits can help boost morale to all involved.

“'Rona needs to stay away!”: How a single mother stays resilient.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Free meals for our community; and an interview with César Cuauhtémoc García Hernández, author of "Migrating to Prison: America's Obsession with Locking Up Immigrants".

Tucson nurse: Medical staff asked to reuse protective gear to preserve supply

A local nurse says equipment like N95 masks and face shields aren't in abundant supply.

Domestic abuse center, 'more important than ever,' remains open in Tucson

The CEO of Emerge! says they've adapted to the pandemic to maintain services for people who may be experiencing domestic violence.

Crisis line sees increase in calls during COVID-19 pandemic

Tucson’s Hope Inc. encourages people who are alone and experiencing anxiety to take advantage of calling their Warm Line.

Want to delay your emissions test in Arizona? Only if you're 65+

ADEQ says they're working to reduce risk during emissions testing, and that clean air helps us all, including those with COVID-19.

Tucson homeless shelter for women adapts services during outbreak

Sister Jose Women's Center has suspended some activities and closed its shelter to new residents but is still providing food.

How Farmers Markets are surviving - and evolving - during the pandemic.

Also on Arizona Spotlight:The Arts Foundation makes emergency relief grants available to local artists; a conversation with food writer & former EMT Jane Stern; and a short story from Aurelie Sheehan.

Tucson police chief on enforcing stay-at-home order

Chief Chris Magnus also explains precautions in place to keep officers safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mayor Romero orders 'nonessential' businesses to close

The mayor ordered the Saturday-morning closure of businesses not deemed "essential" in an earlier order from the governor, advising others to follow suit.

Tucson coronavirus test kit case wasn't a burglary

The perceived audacity of the presumed crime drew outrage and national coverage.

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