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Pima County residents protest Monsanto company's plans to open a greenhouse to develop genetically modified corn seeds in Marana.

Monsanto Seeks Tax Break Amid Vocal Opposition in Pima County

Plus, how the governor's priorities align with technical education needs; checking in with Oro Valley.

Pima County Meetings Air Objections to Monsanto Site

The first of five took place in Oro Valley earlier this week, mostly serving as venue for opposition.

On Aug. 5 the EPA was investigating contamination of this old Colorado mine when it unexpectedly triggered a release of 3 million gallons of toxic waste.

2015 Spill Dumped 540 Tons of Metals into River, EPA Says

Wastewater from the Colorado mine turned rivers yellow.

Vanishing Sand at the Grand Canyon

Also on Arizona Spotlight: The 2017 Arizona legislature starts work; exploring diction with Anna Risley; and film & stage stars Renèe Taylor & Joseph Bologna visit Tucson with "My Life on a Diet".

Saguaro National Park Fees Set to Rise Next Year

For the first time in more than a decade the entrance cost is going up.

Water May Flow Regularly in Santa Cruz River Within 2 Years

Tucson Water project will use reclaimed water to restore a portion of the river's flow.

Tribes Receive EPA Funds For Environmental Projects

Largest project in grants will be water connection between remote communities.

Jason Katterhenry tells us about the UA mobile phone app for tracking dust storms.

Sensors, Signs: System to Warn I-10 Drivers of Dust Storms

Electronic monitoring will take place along a 10-mile stretch between Eloy and Casa Grande.

Oak Flat, in the Tonto National Forest east of Superior. Resolution Copper Mining has proposed building a large underground copper mine at the site.

San Carlos Apaches, Others Sue Over Copper Mine Waste Site

Lawsuits claim US Forest Service violated several environmental laws.

Downtown traffic makes its way through construction in the area where the new street car will be.

Pima County Now Offers Air Quality Permits Online

24/7 service aimed at construction that could add dirt, pollutants to the air.

Environmental Impact of Border Barriers in the Past Decade

Sierra Club publishes "11 Years of Lawlessness"

Pima County Issues Air Quality Watch, First of Season

Those with heart or lung conditions cautioned to avoid exposure to outdoors.

House Speaker Wants State to Resist Federal Land Control

House committee wants to keep Arizona land in the hands of the state

South Tucson City Hall is pictured on April 2, 2015.

Residents of South Tucson Without Recycling Pickup

Officials say service will be included in contract with next waste collection vendor.

Members of the Globe Hotshots work a controlled burn near Reddington Pass in May of 2015. The Bureau of Land Management will form a similar crew and stationed it at Ft. Huachuca for the 2016 fire season.

Southern Arizona Gets First Hotshot Wildfire Crew

Fort Huachuca-based crew will be the only one in the state south of Phoenix

Oak Flat, in the Tonto National Forest east of Superior. Resolution Copper Mining has proposed building a large underground copper mine at the site.

Opposition Mounts to Proposed Resolution Copper Mine

Critics of the mine arrive in Washington DC after cross-country trek

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