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The Future of a Link to the Past

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Local hip hop dance team scores at national contest; Pink Martini brings swanky sounds to Tucson; "Love Letters to the Library" returns; and a profile of an Arizonan who fought in the Vietnam War.

Exploring Ironwood Forest, Its Future Unclear

Visiting the national monument to understand the debate, and what's at stake.

Rare Whole Genome Duplication Gave Rise To Arizona Bark Scorpion

Research has found its origins in an abrupt and massive genetic event.

Pack Rats for Dinner, Anyone?

New cookbook encourages people to try out the rodent as a food source.

Historic Migration: Arizona Elk Heading East to Restore West Virginia Herds

The elk are meant to rebuild a population that once roamed Appalachia.

Advocate Group 'Cautiously Optimistic' About Arizona Monument

Ironwood Forest National Monument's supporters are trying to preserve the protected area.

New Plan for Mexican Gray Wolf Recovery, 35 Years Later

Plan calls for focusing recovery efforts for endangered wolf in Arizona.

Government to Study Predator Program's Danger to Ocelot

Federal study tries to keep predator-prevention program from harming the endangered wild cat.

The Art of Paying Attention: Zebra-Tailed Lizards

Author and wildlife illustrator Beth Surdut shares a surprisingly close encounter in midtown Tucson with one of the fastest sprinters in the desert.

Cochise County Fire at 15K Acres, 15% Contained

'Hard evacuation' notice issued for area around Cochise Stronghold.

Team Maps Genome of Mojave Desert Tortoise

Researchers are looking there for a 'gold mine' of information about changes and adaptations.

Big Role for Little Fish: Mosquito Control in Pima County

Officials hope the native Gila topminnow will be effective replacement for mosquitofish.

Sawmill Fire 94% Contained, Evacuation Notices Lifted

Human-caused fire burned nearly 47,000 acres southeast of Tucson.

Bee Swarms Can Bring Pain to Spring's Beauty

Busiest time for potentially dangerous swarms lasts through May.

Tucson Science Rally Gains Momentum as Earth Day Approaches

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Attorney General Sessions gives speech in Nogales; artist Lex Gjurasic stamps out reality; and Arizona's round-tailed ground squirrels get the attention they deserve.

The Art of Paying Attention: Round-tailed Ground Squirrels

Author and wildlife illustrator Beth Surdut focuses on the round-tailed ground squirrel, a species one expert refers to as "the neighbor we know so little about".

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