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Election spurs questions around voting barriers for Indigenous people

Two recent events highlight how knowing Indigenous peoples' voting rights history provides context for present challenges.

Different perspectives at the Tucson Desert Art Museum.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: An essay about mortality in the time of COVID-19; and a dash of audio madness from the youth of the Scamp Radio (1/2) Hour.

NPS closes route to Quitobaquito Springs

Closure comes a day after O'odham leaders held a cross-border ceremony at the spring.

Author Craig Johnson talks about Sheriff Walt Longmire's "Next to Last Stand".

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Real talk about living with autism, from some folks in our community who have first-hand experience.

Indigenous activists arrested in demonstration against border wall construction near Quitobaquito Springs

Two O'odham protesters were arrested for impeding construction in Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument.

Young Tucson poets share their feelings about life in the year 2020.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: The lifelong connection between a UA educator and the American Western; and part 4 of Youth Crossing Gender Borders: “Riding the Ambiguity Train”.

Rogue Radio presents Kate Chopin's “Désirée's Baby”

Also on Arizona Spotlight: "I DREAM IN WIDESCREEN" 2020 has NOT been cancelled; and a look back at Tucson's drive-in history from Chris Dashiell.

'Show me your papers': A decade after SB 1070

The contentious state law went into effect 10 years ago, and its impact lives on in a generation of immigrants.

Two Confederate monuments removed in Arizona amid broader push

The monuments were removed by the United Daughters of the Confederacy, who requested the state "regift" them for repairs.

AZ Indigenous Peoples' Caucus urges state to rename Columbus Day

The group said the move would contribute to other movements fighting for racial, social and historical justice.

Celebrating Juneteenth during a pandemic

Though Tucson had to cancel its event, an organizer says the day is still an opportunity to honor Black independence, culture and family.

Behind the Mask

Also on Arizona Spotlight: A plea on behalf of sacred lands threatened by border wall construction; and a "thank you" to comic book legend Dennis O'Neil.

Arizona secretary of state calls for removal of confederate monument near Capitol

The move comes as the nation struggles with race relations.

'Ireland stands with you': Navajo Nation GoFundMe gets many international donations

Millions in donations have come to the Navajo Nation both through the government as well as a GoFundMe page.

Tucsonan recalls historic Apollo 13 rescue mission

Space scientist helped NASA plot the astronauts' emergency route home.

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