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FactChecking the State of the Union

Obama stretched the facts in his final SOTU on jobs, deficits, health care, military spending and carbon emissions. ... Read more»

Google's Project Sunroof maps solar potential of your home

Do you live on the sunny side of the street? Tucsonans can quickly check out how their homes might benefit from adding solar panels with an online tool that uses the size and shape of your roof, nearby trees and weather patterns to estimate the costs and financial returns of going solar.... Read more»

Full transcript: Obama's final State of the Union address

Complete text: "So let’s talk about the future, and four big questions that we as a country have to answer – regardless of who the next President is, or who controls the next Congress. "... Read more»

Heavy traffic leads to Mt. Lemmon highway shutdown

Long lines of drivers hoping to get a taste of winter weather on the snowy Catalina Mountains will have to try again another day, as authorities closed the highway up Mt. Lemmon on Sunday afternoon because of overcrowding. ... Read more»

Photos: Mt. Lemmon snow

Mt. Lemmon woke from a Friday night slumber under a white blanket. While skies in the valley were sunnier on Saturday than most of the week, snow covering the Santa Catalina Mountains is a reminder that it's still winter in Southern Arizona.... Read more»

Mount Lemmon digging out from snowstorms

The Catalina Highway up Mt. Lemmon was closed Friday at the base, following several nights of snow that blanked the mountains north of Tucson. Paul Lakers captured the wintry weather in a trip up the mountain on Thursday, before the road was shut down, and sent these photos.... Read more»

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Fog and snow shroud Catalinas

The Santa Catalina Mountains were shrouded in clouds and snow Thursday.... Read more»

Catalina Highway closed at Windy Pt., more snow forecast

Due to continued snowfalls, the Catalina Highway up Mt. Lemmon was closed Thursday at Milepost 13 to all but residents and employees with four-wheel-drive vehicles and chains.... Read more»

Guest opinion

Two legislative priorities for Arizona water

Lawmakers can't make it snow, but there are a few things they can do in 2016 to help secure Arizona’s long-term water future.... Read more»

Snow falls on Mt. Lemmon, more to come

The mountains around Tucson could be hit with up to 2 feet of snow over the course of the week. After being closed overnight, the Catalina Highway up Mt. Lemmon was opened to residents and employees with four-wheel-drive vehicles and chains on Wednesday morning.... Read more»

Up to 2 ft. of snow on Mt. Lemmon possible this week

The mountains around Tucson could be hit with up to 2 feet of snow over the next few days. The Catalina Highway up Mt. Lemmon was closed at the base of the mountain Tuesday evening.... Read more»

Palo Verde nuclear power plant continues to defy desert

The Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station uses as much as 80 million gallons of water a day to generate power for about 4.1 million people across the drought-ridden Southwest. ... Read more»

Phoenix becoming premier winter hiking destination in U.S.

Phoenix is now home to more than 40,000 acres of desert and mountain parks and preserves, and is one of the country’s best hiking cities. ... Read more»

Despite high unemployment, Yuma’s agribusiness continues to thrive

Every month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics publishes a report listing metropolitan areas with the highest unemployment rates in the country. Yuma often finds itself at the top of that list. It had a non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 23.2 percent in October, when the national average hovered at 4.8 percent.... Read more»

Jack Frost nips: Hard freeze forecast overnight Saturday

Boxing Day will come complete with a nighttime blast of cold air. The National Weather Service is forecasting temperatures around Tucson will drop to freezing, with some thermometers hitting 28 degrees or colder. ... Read more»

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