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Trump OKs Navajo Nation disaster declaration in wake of February storms

President Donald Trump this week approved a disaster declaration for the Navajo Nation in the wake of a February storm that dumped snow on the reservation, isolating some communities and leading to flooding.... Read more»

Tucson & Southern Arizona

Live weather radar

Live weather radar for Tucson and the rest of Southern Arizona from the National Weather Service.... Read more»

Citrus squeeze: Pushed by development, costs, citrus shrinks in state economy

Between urban development, drought and disease, the U.S. Department of Agriculture reported that the number of citrus farms in Arizona has declined by about 40 percent just since 2012.... Read more»

Freeze warning in Southern Arizona, snow on Mt. Lemmon

Most years, the end of May in Tucson means preparing for the heat. This week instead brings a freeze warning in the Willcox and Sulphur Springs Valley areas, and snow flurries atop the Santa Catalina Mountains.... Read more»1

Worker advocates burned up over lack of federal heat protections

OSHA has yet to establish a heat standard that would give employers specific requirements regarding water, rest breaks and shade. ... Read more»

Dust, particle pollution disproportionately affect Latino and poor communities

More than 174,000 Arizona youth have asthma — many of them minorities and from low-income families, who bear a greater "pollution burden." " ... Read more»

Rare frog fossil sheds light on a gap in Arizona's geological record

A tiny fossil find in northern Arizona fills shows frogs hopped (or not hopped) straight through a mass extinction.... Read more»

500-acre prescribed burn set for Rincon Mountains

Smoke will be visible in the Rincons east of Tucson this week as more than 500 acres on Mica Mountain are set to be cleared with a prescribed fire, officials said.... Read more»

A different border crisis: It’s not security or immigration, it’s sewage

The aging network of pipes that run from Mexico to wastewater treatment plants in the U.S. When heavy rains fall, the pipes often break and spill raw sewage on both sides of the border, causing not only a putrid odor but public health and environmental concerns.... Read more»

Arizona farmers can legally grow industrial hemp, but will they take the risk?

Gazing over the cotton fields on his 300-acre farm outside Casa Grande, Paul Ollerton weighed the risks and opportunities of a new crop that, come this summer, will be legal to grow for the first time in decades.... Read more»

Coming heat puts pets at risk outside, in cars

Tucson temperatures are rising, so pet owners need to be aware of the dangers of leaving their animals exposed to the heat. The Pima Animal Care Center has advice on how to keep pets cool, and where to report animal abuse or neglect.... Read more»

As No More Deaths trial wraps up, aid group searches for missing man & finds remains in desert

As the trial of a No More Deaths volunteer drew to a close Wednesday, members of the group continued to search for a man missing since last week in the remote Cabeza Prieta refuge, and discovered human remains. ... Read more»

BP plans 63 miles of new border wall, up to 30 ft. high, in 3 protected Az wilderness areas

The Border Patrol is seeking to construct nearly 63 miles of new border walls, rising up to 30 feet tall, along three protected wilderness areas in Southern Arizona. ... Read more»

Arcosanti: Arizona's grand experiment in sustainable living approaches 50th year

At the end of a 2-mile dirt road in the Arizona desert lives a community of people longing to be a part of something bigger than themselves. For nearly 50 years, Arcosanti has drawn innovators who wish to leave city life behind and experiment with an alternative, more sustainable lifestyle.... Read more»

String of Grand Canyon deaths isn’t unusual, officials say; no changes planned

Three people fell to their deaths at the Grand Canyon and another hiker's body was found there in just more than a month.... Read more»

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