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Global Climate Changing, Tucsonans Working Outdoors Feel Heat

National Climate Assessment says Southwest is going to get even hotter, drier.

Jul 17, 2014

Teenagers Ask Big Questions at Biosphere 2's Summer Academy

It's a Tuesday afternoon, a group of high school kids are trudging in rubber boots through only mangrove forest in Southern AZ.

Jul 17, 2014

Familiar Sounds of Summer

Some "singing cicadas" are associated with the monsoon but a bug expert disagrees.

Jul 17, 2014
Two girls sit in the shelter in Nogales as other children sleep under insulated blankets.

Detention Continues for Central American Children in U.S. Custody

Plans to relocate children delayed, political response includes protests on both sides of the issue.

Jul 17, 2014

Arizona Spotlight for July 11, 2014

Mental health of Central American migrant children; woman shares her personal conflict over serving in Vietnam; director of Arizona State Museum shares his passion for antiquity; Tucson summer camp series continues.

Jul 10, 2014

Insuring Arizona's Past Plays a Role in Its Future

Withs its arid climate, vast amount of open land, diverse mix of native cultures, state has everything for a 'recipe of success' in archeology, Arizona State Museum director says.

Jul 10, 2014
Children sleep on mattresses without pillows, covered with foil blankets.

Detention, Trek North May Have Mental Effects On Young Migrants

Thousands of unaccompanied children at border experience trauma, experts say.

Jul 10, 2014

Kids, Animals Bond at Humane Society's Dog Days in Desert Camp

Camp teaches responsible pet ownership, compassion

Jul 10, 2014

Arizona Spotlight for July 4, 2014

Coffee beans keep this Mexican family from migrating to US; author curious about what humans can swallow; appreciation for Kubrick's Dr. Strangelove.

Jul 3, 2014

Arizona Spotlight for June 27, 2014

Rebuilding and healing in Yarnell one year later; manning the wildfire lookout station in the Santa Catalinas; group offers sense of community for people with aphasia.

Jun 26, 2014

Lookouts at Forefront of Fire Spotting

Mac Tippins will spend 4-5 months on duty in Mt. Lemmon's Lemmon Rock Lookout.

Jun 26, 2014

Arizona Spotlight for June 20, 2014

Soul food, music and freedom at annual Juneteenth celebration; anthropologists share secret history of agave; poet Dorothy Parker inspires one-woman show; retired Tucsonan living his "dream deferred" as a volunteer.

Jun 19, 2014

Archaeology, Adventures and Agaves

Tucson archaeologists are beginning new chapters after decades at the University of Arizona, reveal ancient culture's uses for tough native plant.

Jun 19, 2014

"Dorothy Parker's Last Call"

Actress and writer Lesley Abrams explores the woman behind many sassy quotes in Live Theater Workshop production.

Jun 19, 2014

Abe of the Desert

This New York City native volunteers at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum to share his love of nature with others.

Jun 19, 2014
An indoor-outdoor festival, Juneteenth features live entertainment, games, crafts and information.

Juneteenth

Though not recognized as a state holiday, Arizonans have celebrated an important date in the history of freedom for 44 consecutive years.

Jun 19, 2014

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