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Endangered Condors to be Released in Northern Arizona

The captive-bred birds of prey will be released atop the dramatic Vermilion Cliffs in Northern Arizona.

Research Reveals Climate-Driven Bird Collapse in Mojave Desert

Deserts globally have borne the brunt of warming and drying over the past 50 years.

Fight Your Fear of the Future with a "100 Year Plan"

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Is Arizona ready for wildfires on the scale of those ravaging California?, how to help hummingbirds beat the peak summer heat, and stories of kindness in action.

Invasive Snail Threatens Ecosystem of Arizona's Salt River

Apple snails were likely introduced into the river's ecosystem illegally from someone's aquarium.

Drought Remains, But Rains Put Dent in Southwest Fire Danger

While monsoon can act as a "shut-off valve" for wildfire, much of the West continues to experience drought conditions.

Drought Forces Emergency Measures for US West's Wild Horses

Parts of the region have witnessed some of the driest conditions on record, putting stress on wild horses experiencing overpopulation.

The Secret Life of Spiders

Also on Arizona Spotlight: a new dust detection system on I-10; cumbia rhythm energizes downtown Tucson; and a story about the perils of being a king.

Arizona Honors 19 Firefighters Killed by Flames 5 Years Ago

The Granite Mountain Hotshots were remembered in a service in Prescott over the weekend.

Separated & Reunited on the Border

Also on Arizona Spotlight: An update on the poaching of a male jaguar sighted in the Huachuca Mountains; meet Ciara Peterson, a Tucson girl who is a national champion at using braille.

Jaguar Seen in Arizona Last Year has Been Killed in Mexico

Spots on a pelt match those of a jaguar photographed in the Huachuca Mountains.

Tropical Bird is Treating Admirers in Arizona

The elegant trogon, a prize for many birdwatchers, is breeding in various mountain ranges around the state.

Arizona Health Officials Warn About Rise in Rabies

Most animals were found in rural areas, principally skunks and foxes.

State Commission Wants to Change State Ban on Trail Cameras

The change aims to allow other cameras that capture images but don't transmit them live.

Arizona Counties Want More Funds for Mexican Wolf Recovery

A counties organization official says federal funding covers a fraction of the actual costs of the program.

Cicadas Tune Up for Long, Hot Summer

Also on Arizona Spotlight: How teens & seniors are working together to navigate the perils of the internet; Chris Dashiell looks back at a classic Arizona western called "Broken Arrow"; and why "shape note singing" has a loyal following.

How Drought Impacts Wildlife in Southern Arizona

Arizona Game and Fish official discusses efforts to help wildlife access water during dry spells.

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