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The light-colored exposed 'bathtub ring' of formerly submerged shoreline in Lake Mead was already evident in this 2020 photo of the Hoover Dam and diminishing reservoir behind it.

Tucson is offering to give up part of its Colorado River allotment to try to maintain water levels in Lake Mead, an important reservoir for Arizona and other Southwestern states that has been imperiled by drought. Read more»

A grandmother dying from heatstroke in August because she can’t afford air conditioning may not be as glamorous as goons shooting Bugsy Siegel in Beverly Hills, but it’s the death we should be talking about. We still don’t know who killed Bugsy or why, but we know what's killing grandma. Climate change. Read more»

Lake Mead, the nation’s largest freshwater reservoir, has been losing water because of epochal drought since 2000.

One of the country’s most important sources of fresh water is in peril, the latest victim of the accelerating climate crisis and a growing population that, even as the drought worsened over recent decades, ranked among the fastest-growing places in the country. Read more»

Facing a ventilator shortage, doctors are considering using one machine for multiple patients in respiratory failure. But it’s at best a stopgap and can injure the lungs. Read more»

Phoenix and Tucson were among 10 cities in the nation that saw their average daily temperatures – daytime and nighttime – rise more than 4 degrees since the first Earth Day in 1970, a new report says.

Phoenix and Tucson were two of the fastest-warming cities in the nation over the last five decades, according to a Climate Central report based on government data. Read more»

Savannah Nicole Sanchez

A young woman who grew up in Tucson is "doing great!!!!" and is no longer on life support after being shot in last week's massacre in Las Vegas that killed at least 58 people and wounded about 500. Savannah Nicole Sanchez had been in critical condition after two surgeries, her family said. Read more»

Savannah Nicole Sanchez

A young woman who grew up in Tucson is "doing better" but still on life support after being shot Sunday night in the massacre in Las Vegas that killed at least 59 people and wounded more than 500. Savannah Nicole Sanchez is in critical condition after two surgeries, her family said. Read more»

Mark Kelly and his wife, former Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, at the Capitol where they called on Congress to act on gun control in the wake of the Las Vegas shooting.

Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords turned and shook her fist toward the U.S. Capitol on Monday after telling lawmakers “the nation is counting on you” to act in the wake of Sunday’s mass shooting in Las Vegas. Read more»

Christiana Duarte

A 2017 University of Arizona graduate was among those killed in the Sunday-night attack in Las Vegas, according to news reports. Christiana Duarte, 21, who earned a bachelor's in business marketing from the UA in May, died in the mass shooting, Read more»

Flags fly at half-staff at University Medical Center in Tucson on Jan. 9, 2011.

U.S. flags will be flown at half-staff through sunset Friday out of respect for the victims of Sunday night's massacre in Las Vegas, President Donald Trump ordered. Read more»

Stephen Paddock, the man who authorities say gunned down 58 people and injured hundreds in Las Vegas, spent his childhood in Tucson. His father was a former service-station owner and care salesman who broke out of prison after being convicted in a 1960 Phoenix bank robbery. Read more»

Former congresswoman Gabby Giffords pressed lawmakers to address gun violence: "I know this feeling of heartbreak and horror too well. The massacre in Las Vegas is a grave tragedy for our nation. This must stop - we must stop this." Read more»

Lindsey Graham, Sheldon Adelson and a colorful cast of characters jockey over regulation. Read more»

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer and Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval unveiled signs last month on the planned Interstate 11 along its route near the Hoover Dam.

Supporters of the proposed Interstate 11 met Wednesday in Washington where they expressed optimism about the future of the long-discussed highway that could link Phoenix and Las Vegas – and possibly beyond. Read more» 1

A blistering heat wave has swept across southwestern United States with temperatures hovering around 120 degrees. Southern California, Nevada and Arizona have seen record-breaking temperatures and hospitalizations due to the intense heat. Highs could reach 116 in Tucson through Sunday night. Read more»

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