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A Tucson Family Observes Ramadan

Also on Arizona Spotlight: A summer insect forecast from "The King of Sting", and Beth Surdut's close encounter with a highly specialized desert denizen.

Cicadas Soundtrack Arrival of Summer, Monsoon in Arizona

Region hosts more than four dozen species.

Incoming Storm Could End Heat Wave

A storm system heading for Tucson means temperatures could get back to normal.

The Art of Paying Attention: Zebra-Tailed Lizards

Author and wildlife illustrator Beth Surdut shares a surprisingly close encounter in midtown Tucson with one of the fastest sprinters in the desert.

Fire Burns Buildings in Sonoita, Prompts Evacuations

The Encino Fire has burned 1,300 acres and eight buildings, according to fire officials.

Tributary Projects Aim to Improve Health of San Pedro River

Watershed work aims for increased flows and health of the undammed river.

Ozone Warning Issued as Temperatures Set to Exceed 110 Degrees

The weather system that is bringing the heat also prevents pollutants from leaving the air.

Changing Conditions Prompt Differing Predictions from Water Managers

One report says a water shortage in Arizona is less than two years away.

Heat and Ozone Levels Forecast to Rise in Tucson

Air pollutant could be at elevated levels through Friday; hot temperatures will last through the weekend.

Wildfire Crews Gaining Upper Hand in Cochise County

Lizard Fire's growth slows; two-thirds of fire's perimeter now contained.

Containment Expands on Wildfire East of Tucson

Lizard fire surpasses 15,000 acres; officials report optimism in slowing it.

Episode 141: Local Governments Say No to Trump's Wall

Metro Week: 2 fire districts propose consolidation; new Catholic bishop coming to Tucson.

Big Role for Little Fish: Mosquito Control in Pima County

Officials hope the native Gila topminnow will be effective replacement for mosquitofish.

Tucson Ranks Low in Public Park Availability

Trust for Public Land rankings show many Tucsonans do not have easy access to a park.

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