At a vigil on the Tohono O’odham reservation, community members prayed for lives lost in the desert and protested what they characterized as the militarization of the border.

The City of Tucson plans to double its budget for erasing graffiti. The proposed budget has received opposition from local art educators who advocate for more blank wall space for taggers to express themselves.

Arizona has three of the top 10 public schools in the U.S. News & World Report rankings, but it lags behind in overall public education performance. A proposal from Gov. Doug Ducey could magnify the gap by rewarding highly ranked schools and defunding others.

Charles, a poodle terrier mix, disappeared on Sunday. The power of social media has brought Courtney Robbins, the dog’s owner, a step closer to finding her best friend.

The Pima County Sheriff’s Department says it is using the live streaming application to increase the transparency of its operations.


Mia Chism, a copy editor at the Institute, loves spending time with people who love journalism as much as she does and would rather copy-edit in her spare time than watch Netflix.

It took a journey through social media to find a woman who went through a violent and traumatic trek to the United States. This is one of many examples of how social media can be used as a tool in reporting.

In Focus

With the temperature rising past 100 degrees, Thursday was a good day for Tucson’s city pools to open.