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Arizona Republicans Urge Closing of National Monuments

Three House representatives want some of Arizona’s national monuments to lose their status.

Conserving Water but Paying More? There's a Reason

Without water-saving practices, Tucsonans would be paying 11.7% more.

Containment a Struggle on Burro Fire

Fire managers state need to be thorough and cautious before declaring containment, now at 11 percent.

Burro Fire Grows, Helped by Rugged Terrain, Weather

Similar conditions allowed fire to grow by 9,000 acres Sunday.

2017 Sees Hottest June on Record in Tucson

Average temperature of 89.7 degrees is the seventh hottest month on record.

Burro Fire Grows to 14,000 Acres, Prompts Closures and Evacuations

Flames were fanned by a storm system moving into the area, causing rapid growth on Sunday

Burro Fire Indicator of Extreme Dry Conditions, Official Says

Those celebrating Independence Day should be cautious due to abundance of dry fuels for wildfire.

Mount Lemmon: Big Weekend Crowds; Be Prepared

Holiday expected to draw campers, picnickers, hikers, sightseers to cool mountaintop.

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.

Foundation to Put $20 Million into Restoring Colorado River

Walton Family Foundation wants long-term health for nation's 'most-endangered' river.

Raising Awareness about 'Water Banking,' Mainstay of Arizona Water Strategy

UA Water Resources Research Center says banking, recharge and recovery not well understood by the public.

A Tucson Family Observes Ramadan

Also on Arizona Spotlight: A summer insect forecast from "The King of Sting", and Beth Surdut's close encounter with a highly specialized desert denizen.

Episode 143: How Do We Deal With This Heat?

Plus: Breaking Ramadan fast with a Tucson Muslim family.

Cicadas Soundtrack Arrival of Summer, Monsoon in Arizona

Region hosts more than four dozen species.

Incoming Storm Could End Heat Wave

A storm system heading for Tucson means temperatures could get back to normal.

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