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'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.

Borderlands symposium explores web of people, wildlife in Sonoran Desert

The Ajo conference last week brought together scientists, tribal leaders and community members.

Mission San Xavier in Tucson to undergo preservation project

Workers will spend the next two years replacing problematic plaster around the structure’s centuries-old brick walls.

Archive Tucson: In the shadow of the freeway

Historian Lydia Otero talks about growing up in a neighborhood that was partly erased by the construction of I-10.

Navajo Code Talker dies at 96; less than a handful remain

Joe Vandever Sr. was one of the few remaining Navajo Code Talkers.

Penetrating the darkness of "The Long Shadow".

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Adiba Nelson considers the many special kinds of "Black Love"; and episode 4 of Youth Crossing Gender Borders: "The Ambiguity Train".

Finding perspective on race and privilege: "Master Harold"... and the Boys

Also on Arizona Spotlight: A conversation with James D. Diamond about his book "After the Blood Bath", and Part 2 of Youth Crossing Gender Borders, "Changing Expectations".

Planning for a future with less Colorado River water

A new book sheds light on mistakes of the past while Arizona gears up for the next round of negotiations.

The 89-90 Trip: Canada at Last

The road trip draws to a close with the final destination just around the bend.

4 Navajo Code Talkers die in 2019, 5 remain

The four men who died last year were known for more than their military service, which helped end World War II.

"The 89-90 Trip" reaches its destination.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Exploring the historic hospitality of the Harvey Houses in Arizona; and Clive D.L. Wynne explores the emotional lives of canines in his book "Dog is Love".

A beacon of hope in a war-torn country

The story of an American who traveled to Syria to fight the Islamic State.

Celebrate Christmas the John Waters way.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: "The 89-90 Trip" spends a day in Yellowstone National Park; and the legacy of ecologist Aldo Leopold.

How to ID a Bee.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: A closer look at how Tucson neighborhoods voted in the last local election; The 89-90 Trip: Day Three begins in Panguitch, Utah; and "Tilly the Trickster" at the Live Theatre Workshop.

UA's special connection with the second moon landing

The Apollo 12 mission relied on pinpoint calculations from a UA lunar scientist 50 years ago.

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