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Az leads nation in clean-energy job growth

Arizona businesses announced plans earlier this year to hire more than 3,000 workers in clean-energy industries, letting the state claim the nation’s biggest growth in renewable-energy jobs for the second quarter. The bulk of the jobs would be at a Solar Wind Tower in San Luis.... Read more»

Agreement signed to protect Payson water source from wildfires

Federal, private and local agencies signed an agreement Wednesday that will help protect a crucial water source for Payson from the effects of wildfires.... Read more»

Weather Service issues flood watch

The National Weather Service issued a flash flood watch for the Tucson Metro area, Marana, Oracle, Pichacho Peak State Park, the Tohono O’odham Nation, Green Valley, Vail, Sierra Vista and Summerhaven on Tuesday.... Read more»

Update: Weather Service issues flood warning

The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning south-central Pima County Monday evening, as well as flash flood watch for western Pima County, including the Tucson Metro area.... Read more»

The best reporting on California's drought

This year may be the driest in California in half a millennium. These reports explore how the drought is affecting agriculture, business and living conditions in the nation’s most populous state.... Read more»

California to Chiapas, climate-change plans could see new life

Four years after state officials from California and Chiapas signed a deal that would let California businesses exceed pollution limits by paying to protect rain forests abroad, the proposal has stalled. But advocates now see hope for gains in Chiapas and elsewhere in Mexico.... Read more»

Baby elephant, Tucson share a birthday

The long wait is over, and Semba, an African elephant at Reid Park Zoo, delivered her calf at 10:55 p.m. Wednesday — just in time for Tucson’s 239th birthday.... Read more»1

The bullet train that could change everything

For years, the Japanese company behind the world’s first and busiest high-speed rail system has been itching to enter the U.S. high-speed rail market, hoping to sell one of the world’s ripest passenger rail markets on its breathtakingly fast Shinkansen bullet trains.... Read more»

Firefighters rescue woman trapped in car by flood waters

Tucson firefighters rescued a woman from her vehicle Tuesday, after it became stuck in a flowing neighborhood wash in the 8400 block of East Appomattox Street, near Broadway and Camino Seco, authorities said.... Read more»

Weather Service issues flood watch

The National Weather Service issued a flash flood watch for all of southeastern Arizona, including Cochise and Santa Cruz counties, all of Pima County except the Ajo area, and southeastern Pinal county Tuesday afternoon.... Read more»

Update: Storms affect Pima County roads

Monsoon storms have flooded some Pima County roads, closing four and leading authorities to advise caution when driving on others. Here’s the list from the county Department of Transportation:... Read more»

Weather Service issues flash flood warning

The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning for east central Pima County on Friday afternoon.... Read more»

Update: Storms affect Pima County roads

Monsoon storms have flooded some Pima County roads, closing five and leading authorities to advise caution when driving on others. Also, Hohokam Road in the Tucson Mountain District was washed out. Here’s the list from the county Department of Transportation:... Read more»

Update: Weather Service issues flash flood advisory

The National Weather Service issued a flood advisory for northeastern Pima County on Tuesday afternoon.... Read more»

Comic: Bermudez Shorts

Elephant identity crisis

With Arizona in the midst of Republican primary season, the campaign ads on television are trying to prove who’s the most conservative among conservatives in the most conservative state.... Read more»

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