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Arizona universities to continue reduced tuition for some undocumented immigrants

Any student who graduates from an Arizona high school is eligible.

Agent: Arizona's spike in seized fentanyl pills 'alarming'

More than 1 million pills have been seized in the state this year.

Tucson man charged with voter fraud

The man allegedly voted in Arizona and Nevada.

Environmental groups call on Arizona to close uranium mine

The groups cite flooding of the mine that threatens to contaminate drinking water.

"Never again, para nadie."

Also on Arizona Spotlight: New state law that may provide justice for greater numbers of Indigenous women and girls; A reaction to the Trump administration changing the Endangered Species Act; and a very short story from Aurelie Sheehan.

Mark Kelly leads Martha McSally in new poll

It is the first time either candidate's lead has been outside the margin of error in the race for U.S. Senate.

Ocean & Space

Learn about UA scientists in the Southern Ocean measuring climate change; and celebrating the past and future of space exploration at Spacefest X.

TUSD moves closer toward approving new sex education curriculum

The district's sex ed policies have not been updated since 2006.

TPD chief says sanctuary initiative threatens major investigations

One of the writers of the initiative says interagency cooperation will not be affected.

Mental illness not a factor in mass violence, group says

The mentally ill are far more likely to injure themselves than to harm others, says NAMI of Southern Arizona.

"Wise Bodies, Beautiful Elders" - photographer Jade Beall confronts ageism in the raw.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: The facts regarding mental illness and gun violence; and mushroom hunters go on a monsoon quest.

TEP firing up new engines to integrate more renewable power

The utility is adding more renewables, but some say not fast enough.

County puts off vote to raise tobacco age to 21

The delay caused the city to postpone its vote, and council members say they may try to pass an ordinance on their own.

Teacher vacancies hit a new low in Tucson Unified School District

The district says vacancies are now down to fewer than one per school.

Food bank teaches nutrition and effective food shopping

The Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona trains families to save money and eat nutritiously.

Arizona Spotlight for August 1st, 2019

Looking back at a 1979 radioactive contamination in Tucson, and citizens working together; exploring the history of Harvey Houses in Arizona; and a couple finds common ground with "One Small Step".

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