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No movement on groundwater protection bills

This year's efforts to bring more regulation to Arizona's groundwater use have failed in the state legislature.

As more move to Arizona, what “smart growth” looks like

A discussion with Arizona Republic digital opinions editor Joanna Allhands.

Arizona changes 'use it or lose it' water law

A bill signed last week allows water users to voluntarily conserve water without risking loss of the rights to it.

Health workers worry about COVID-19 impact on Cochise County farmworkers

Older adults and some frontline workers are getting vaccinated in Arizona, but essential sectors like farms still have a wait ahead

In grasslands plagued by invasives and drought, wildfires fuel calls for new solutions

Invasive plants and climate change are changing the relationship between vast rangelands, drought and wildfire.

Western Colorado water purchases stir up worries about the future of farming

An investment trend based on the potential value of water has rekindled fears about the future of water in the West.

Coronavirus cases surge in Arizona's border counties

Two Arizona counties along the border have experienced dramatic upticks in the last month.

No border wall for Arizona tribe's Colorado River stretch

The cross-border Cocopah Indian Tribe has lived along the river delta for centuries.

Gardening brings peace to some Tucsonans during pandemic

Community gardens provide a space for people to care for their mental health and for groups to address food insecurity.

Ripple effects of global coronavirus pandemic rattle Arizona’s farming industry

Hard hit nations big importers of one Marana farm's crops.

How Farmers Markets are surviving - and evolving - during the pandemic.

Also on Arizona Spotlight:The Arts Foundation makes emergency relief grants available to local artists; a conversation with food writer & former EMT Jane Stern; and a short story from Aurelie Sheehan.

Food demand is up, but Arizona farmers aren't immune to coronavirus impacts

Even though grocery store shelves are empty, food supply chains remain strong, for now.

Food bank starting 'drive-through' distribution and prepping for increased need

The organization also says it has increased its hygienic practices and canceled one of its top fundraising events of the year.

Borderlands symposium explores web of people, wildlife in Sonoran Desert

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

Opinions mixed on roll-out of new federal water rule

The Trump administration released its final rule Thursday redefining which waterways are protected under the Clean Water Act.

Scientists consider vertical farming ahead of changing climate

A UA researcher says the technique could help solve future food concerns.

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