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A new normal as students, faculty start the semester

The fall semester begins with a surge in COVID-19 cases and some adjusting.

In Arizona, migrant and refugee groups prepare to help Afghans

Governor, top legislator say the state is ready to help.

After census comes redistricting for battleground state

Independent commission will redraw Arizona's political map.

Border by numbers: Dangers of the desert

Pima County is on pace for a record number of deaths in the desert this year.

Water shortage on Colorado River triggers supply cuts for Arizona

The shortage means Arizona will see its share of water from the river slashed by 18% next year.

What new census data reveals about a changing Arizona

Researcher Jason Jurjevich explains what the census reveals about changing demographics and growth in the state.

Small businesses face ongoing challenges from COVID-19 pandemic

Businesses face new uncertainty with Delta variant on the rise.

Pima County health director on COVID-19 booster shots, outbreaks in schools

The CDC recommended those with compromised immune systems get a third vaccine booster shot.

Arizona farmers prepare for water cuts

A third-generation farmer fears for the long-term sustainability of farming in Arizona.

Border by numbers: all Border Patrol sectors aren't equal

Data show who crosses the border depends on location.

Legal settlement is a win for Pascua Yaqui voting rights.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Understanding Lewy Body Dementia; and remembering NPR broadcaster Neal Conan through his love of comic books.

Why employers can require masks and vaccines among workers

A discussion with Tucson labor attorney Barney Holtzman.

UA requiring masks indoors, but campus groups have other concerns about risks

The Coalition for Academic Justice at the University of Arizona says the campus community should have more input in the UA's response to the pandemic.

With moratorium in place, how eviction cases are processed in court

Plus, new legal resources available to tenants in Pima County facing eviction.

Pima County warns overdose deaths on the rise, fentanyl accounts for over half

Health officials say the pandemic is partially responsible for a rise in substance misuse.

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