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Heat deaths continue to rise, as federal disaster relief continues to lag

While weather events like floods lead can lead to relief money, no extreme heat events have been declared a federal disaster.

The great white whale, sighted in Tucson!

Also on Arizona Spotlight: A conversation with ecologist Brad Lancaster; and the series "Youth Crossing Gender Borders" begins.

No mere dust devil: Tornado near Willcox a rarity for Arizona

The tornado reached speeds of 90-100 mph and injured two people.

UA Special Collections: Preserving the Stories

Also on Arizona Spotlight: The TUSD's ongoing debate about expanding sex education; Is there any hope left for the 2019 monsoon?; and has Arizona's "stupid motorist law" increased flash flood safety?

'Stupid motorist law' rarely enforced in Tucson area

Flooding on area roads leads to rescues.

Dry monsoon caused by roaming high-pressure system

This year's monsoon in Tucson is almost 3.5 inches behind what the area received last year.

US moves FEMA, Coast Guard money to fund border programs

$217 million would be moved to fund things like increasing the number of beds for detained immigrants.

Climate change still threatens Colorado River after wet winter

Despite recent wet conditions, states still face a future with increasingly less water for farms and cities.

UA scientist analyzing how well farming techniques travel

The researcher asks why a conservation agriculture method used in North America hasn't caught on in Zimbabwe.

Challenges with predicting the monsoon

A discussion with UA climatologist Michael Crimmins.

Monsoon finally settling in, with more rains to come

The next couple weeks could hold even more promise for summer moisture.

Weather patterns lining up for late-coming monsoon

The Weather Service has forecast thunder and rain storms each day this week.

More deadly temperatures in Arizona's future

Climate change will bring more extreme heat in the coming decades.

First responders discuss how to stay safe in the heat

Tucson Fire and Pima County's Search and Rescue Unit respond to dozens of cases each summer.

UA storm watchers predict active hurricane season

Annual forecast model shows Atlantic conditions similar to dangerous 2017.

Heat warning remains in effect for Phoenix area

Tucson is outside the warning area but is also expected to remain hot.

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