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Wildfires burn across Arizona

We discuss the year's fire outlook and what ecological changes result from such fires.

Arizona housing growth tees up opportunity for water investors

As Central Arizona booms, Phoenix exurbs are looking to rural areas for more water.

Behind the Mask

Also on Arizona Spotlight: A plea on behalf of sacred lands threatened by border wall construction; and a "thank you" to comic book legend Dennis O'Neil.

CBP reveals a few more details about San Pedro River border barrier

The agency held an invitation-only meeting Friday to provide an update on the project.

Sheriff's department tells some foothills residents to be ready to evacuate due to fire

Catalina Foothills residents were alerted to be aware of the progress of the Bighorn Fire, which has burned more than 3,000 acres.

Border wall construction results in 'loss of trust' from community

While many locals are disturbed by the actual construction, they say being ignored in the process has been equally frustrating.

Fire in Pusch Ridge area grows over the weekend

The lightning-caused Bighorn Fire came within a mile of some Oro Valley communities on Saturday.

Pusch Ridge burns near Oro Valley

The lightning-caused fire began Friday night.

Groups allege attempted sale of saguaros from border wall; ask state to investigate

A letter calls on the state to look into a border wall subcontractor and documentation around cacti impacted by construction.

UA hurricane forecasters map summer season

The team has predicted 10 hurricanes for the North Atlantic, and drier summer for Southern Arizona.

"At the Center of All Beauty": Author Fenton Johnson on the connection between solitude and creativity

Also on Arizona Spotlight: How a DNA test revealed a sensitive family secret; and essays from two young women about the changes the COVID-19 pandemic has brought to their lives.

Defense Department cuts funding for border wall section in Yuma

A court document pulls funding for a 7-mile stretch that would have crossed tribal land.

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.

Campfires, stoves, smoking banned on public lands for fire risk

Public land agencies are trying to limit human-caused wildfires this summer.

Plan to ‘revive’ uranium mining called unneeded, unwanted by advocates

Environmentalists fear the removal of regulations on the industry, which they say has yet to address a toxic legacy.

With fewer cars on the streets, Tucson's air quality is improving

Pandemic restrictions are a factor in the air quality improvements, a county official says.

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