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TEP Deal to Provide Solar Electricity for 21K Homes

The array, to be finished in 2019, will be the largest in TEP's renewable energy portfolio.

Electricity Restored to Tohono O'odham Nation after 2 Days

Weather-related outage started Monday evening; power was restored Wednesday evening.

Avra Valley I-11 Proposals Draw Opposition at Tucson Meetings

Citizens disagree with notion of building highway through deserts west of Tucson.

Mulberry Fire Slows After Burning 1,755 acres

Fire started Saturday; authorities say it is human caused.

Sawmill Fire Held to 47,000 Acres, 89% Contained

Fire managers focus on eastern side, hope to keep community of Mescal safe.

Tucson Seeks Upgrades for Iconic 'A' Mountain Park

City asks public opinion on better trails, picnic facilities, more.

Winds Stoke Wildfire; Officials Estimate Up to 20K Acres

300 firefighters battle fire on state and national forest land south of Green Valley.

National Weather Service Wants Help Spotting Storms

Program helps meteorologists get view of incoming storms to make monsoon safer.

The Art of Paying Attention: Round-tailed Ground Squirrels

Author and wildlife illustrator Beth Surdut focuses on the round-tailed ground squirrel, a species one expert refers to as "the neighbor we know so little about".

Wildfire on Mount Lemmon Contained at 50 Acres

'Molino Fire' in brush, grassland led to closure of Mount Lemmon road.

Remembrance for Those Who Died in the Desert

Also on Arizona Spotlight: The American Friends Service Committee marks 100 years working for justice; Celebrating growth at the Mission Garden Project; and the US Poet Laureate Herrera visits a Tucson elementary school.

Spring Weather Draws Hikers, Then Rescue Teams

Many hit the trail unprepared for the reality of hours in the sun.

Best Pet for Sonora? Desert Tortoises Up for Adoption

Nearly 100 captive-born tortoises up for adoption to homes in Sonoran Desert.

Frederick Douglass Celebrated Onstage

Also on Arizona Spotlight: The imperilled future of Bears Ears National Monument; and Tucson author Edie Jarolim shares travel adventures in new book.

Mime Evolves with "Tales of Transformation"

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Native American protests against DAPL continue; Adiba Nelson on "Black Futures Month"; and acclaimed pianist Nino Bakradze.

2017: The Year of the Hummingbird

Tucson Audubon Society holds a big celebration for the little bird.

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