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Flooding underneath La Cholla bridge at the Cañada Del Oro Wash in Tucson.

Rillito Anti-Flood Measures Troubling for Some Tucsonans

The project aims to mitigate future flooding but strips riverbed vegetation to do so.

National Parks Great Nature

Park Service Celebrates Centennial; Get in Free

Hope is to foster a new generation of stewards to protect the legacy of the parks.

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.

Pima County Supervisor Sharon Bronson was rescued from this car after it was washed off a road on the near north side of Tucson.

Rain Subsides, But Flooding, Dangerous Conditions Ongoing

Pima County Supervisor Bronson pulled from submerging car in north side wash.

Curb-to-curb rain runoff on East University Boulevard in Tucson in Aug. 9, 2016 rainstorm.

Flash Flood Warning in Effect in Tucson Metro Area Tuesday

Streets flooded throughout area; authorities advise staying indoors, using caution.

Botteri's sparrow is found mostly in Mexico but its habitat extends into small parts of southeast Arizona and Texas.

Hot and Humid for Humans, Bountiful for Nature

Plants and animals thrive with the summer monsoon rains.

A driver tries to ford a flooded road.

Weather Service: More Rain Soon, Drying Out by Week's End

The ground is saturated, causing flooding throughout Tucson Tuesday.

Is Downtown Tucson a City Center for Everyone?

Also on Arizona Spotlight: The future of Tucson Clean & Beautiful; capturing monsoon lightning in images; "A Book I Love"; and a poem that recalls downtown Tucson's recent heritage.

Volunteers contribute time & effort to one of Tucson Clean & Beautiful's many tree planting campaigns.

A Greener and Cleaner Community

Tucson Clean and Beautiful gets new executive director after nearly 30 years.

2011 has been designated as the international year of the bat, and there are concerted efforts to inform the public about the importance of these creatures.

Wildlife Officials Seek Volunteers to Help Count Bats

Bat count is an annual attempt to get estimates of population of two species.

The Adventures of Chris Isaak

Also on Arizona Spotlight: An effort to change the landscape of Arizona's national parks; and Dímelo tells the story of a young man rebuilding his life after three years in prison.

Agua Caliente Park Pond #1 July 2016

Pima County's Agua Caliente Park: Restoring a Desert Oasis

Geological change shuts down springs, depleting two desert ponds.

An intense rainstorm floods the mall on campus of the University of Arizona.

Tucson Recorded 1.59 Inches of Rain in June, Second Most

Rainfall total for month topped 1 inch two other times, including record 2.07 in 1938.

NOVA Fireworks Spiral Light

Fire Officials Warn of Dangers With 4th of July Celebration

Many holiday festivities could spark urban and wild fires if residents are not careful.

Proposal Pitches A New National Park in Arizona

Residents hope to turn Chiricahua National Monument into national park.

Weather Helps Slow Spread of Redington Fire East of Tucson

The 'Racetrack Fire' started Sunday, spread to 800 acres by Monday morning

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