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Border Patrol agent took $1M in bribes to smuggle people and drugs, authorities say

Grand jury indictment says that for the better part of a year, Victor Passapera used his Border Patrol uniform and patrol vehicle to smuggle narcotics and people across the border south of Ajo.

DEA agent, suspect dead after shooting on Tucson train

Another DEA agent and a Tucson police officer were injured.

Chasing legends in the desert.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Some history about Jesuit missionaries in the time of Padre Kino; "Looped", a play about Tallulah Bankhead at Invisible Theatre; and the unique film "A Shape of Things to Come" catches Chris Dashiell's eye.

Audit: Arizona database flaws may put public safety at risk

State auditors are casting a critical eye at the Arizona database used for conducting background checks.

Banner UMC opens new exam site for survivors of sexual violence

The new site increases access to forensic exam sites, which were previously only available at Tucson Medical Center.

One year anniversary of Tohono O'odham officer's death

Tohono O'odham Officer Bryan Brown died Aug. 27, 2020, in the line of duty near the Desert Diamond Why Casino.

Tucson homicide rate soars

The increase is part of a national trend.

Tucson Police resume active killer trainings after pandemic pause

Plus, Arizona Daily Star reporter Caitlin Schmidt discusses the events that led up to a mass shooting on July 18.

Human remains found on Tumamoc Hill

UAPD says the identity of the person and their cause of death is still unknown.

Multiple people shot in series of attacks in Tucson, Arizona

35-year-old man accused of separate shootings of first-responders

Tohono O'odham Nation advocates in Congress for properly funded federal services

Tribal leaders call out government's failure to fulfill promises to fund hospitals, school and detention centers in tribal lands.

Public radio investigates tribal jails, finds tragedy

The investigation identifies a 'pattern of neglect and mismanagement that lead to their death.'

Candidates targeted ahead of Mexico’s midterm elections

How the results could impact the country's relations with the U.S. and Arizona.

Navajo Nation names new financial officer during investigation

After reports of 'concerns and irregularities' with a COVID-19 testing contract, the tribe names Elizabeth Begay to head the Navajo Nation Office of the Controller.

Tribal police academy honors Tohono O'odham officer, Bryan Brown

The virtual ceremony remember eight tribal officers who died in the line of duty.

Navajo Nation remembers missing or murdered loved ones May 5

The Missing and Murdered Dine Relatives group hosted a Zoom meeting for loved ones impacted by the MMIWG crisis to share their stories.

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