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Border wall scars: 'It feels like if someone got a knife and dragged it across my heart.'

Tribal leaders and Borderlands communities reflect on their fruitless struggle to stop the wall.

Lauren Redniss on "Oak Flat: A Fight for Sacred Land in the American West".

Also on Arizona Spotlight: The hidden history of Tucson's Barnum Hill; living with dementia during the pandemic; and a short story read by Aurelie Sheehan.

Report highlights biodiversity loss at Quitobaquito during border wall construction

Borderland scientists say that with all the noise "neither the birds nor the bird watchers want to be at Quitobaquito right now."

Sonora training dogs to detect coronavirus cases

Nine dogs are in training to sniff out cases of coronavirus at Sonoran hospitals and clinics.

What living in a world made from chemicals means for "The Sensitives".

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Jes Baker on making self-love a part of the pandemic; and a Summer 2020 insect update from "The King of Sting", Justin O. Schmidt.

Work starts on new section of border wall in national wildlife refuge

North-Dakota-based Fisher Sand and Gravel has broken ground on a $1.3 billion project in southeast Arizona.

Pets play special role for people coping with pandemic

Experts say people living with pets cope better with feelings of isolation and loneliness.

Humpback chub 'alien abductions' help frame the future of the Colorado River

While not considered very "charismatic," this keystone fish plays an important role in water policy.

Animal experts caution extra care for pets in hot weather

Excessive heat warning means companions should move indoors if possible.

Groups say border wall construction threatens biodiversity of Arizona sky islands

Conservation groups say the animals rely on the ranges to travel between habitats in the U.S. and Mexico.

The world outside, during the pandemic

As humans hunker down, life continues outside our homes.

Small nonprofits struggling as need for services grows

Arizona nonprofits are reporting a 20% increase in expenses, but a pandemic is a bad time to ask for donations.

Environmentalists sue BLM over grazing in San Pedro conservation area

Groups say allowing cattle grazing to continue harms the San Pedro's riparian landscape.

Pima Animal Care Center preparing for influx of pets as outbreak takes toll on owners

The center is still facilitating pet adoptions by appointment only.

COVID-19 prompts changes at Pima Animal Care Center

PACC animals have been moved to foster homes, and fewer employees are working at the center.

Borderlands symposium explores web of people, wildlife in Sonoran Desert

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

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