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Mobile Unit Looks to Fight Treated Wastewater's 'Yuck' Reputation

Facility fits in a commercial truck trailer, and will be used as a public exhibit to build confidence in reclaimed drinking water.

Monsoon Brings Danger of Flash Flooding to Arizona

Meteorologist: Deadly event near Payson is an example of flash-flood dangers.

Ann Hampton Callaway Brings "The Ella Century" to Tucson

Also on Arizona Spotlight: water conservation today vs. water crisis tomorrow; Digna Theatre combines activism and art; and Tucsonans share simple stories about kindness.

Conserving Water but Paying More? There's a Reason

Without water-saving practices, Tucsonans would be paying 11.7% more.

Containment a Struggle on Burro Fire

Fire managers state need to be thorough and cautious before declaring containment, now at 11 percent.

Burro Fire Grows, Helped by Rugged Terrain, Weather

Similar conditions allowed fire to grow by 9,000 acres Sunday.

2017 Sees Hottest June on Record in Tucson

Average temperature of 89.7 degrees is the seventh hottest month on record.

Burro Fire Grows to 14,000 Acres, Prompts Closures and Evacuations

Flames were fanned by a storm system moving into the area, causing rapid growth on Sunday

Burro Fire Indicator of Extreme Dry Conditions, Official Says

Those celebrating Independence Day should be cautious due to abundance of dry fuels for wildfire.

Mount Lemmon: Big Weekend Crowds; Be Prepared

Holiday expected to draw campers, picnickers, hikers, sightseers to cool mountaintop.

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.

Episode 143: How Do We Deal With This Heat?

Plus: Breaking Ramadan fast with a Tucson Muslim family.

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.

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.

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