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"The Zoologist's Guide to the Galaxy" - Are there universal laws of biology?

Also on Arizona Spotlight: The City of Tucson changes policy on recycling glass; taking a nature hike along Cienega Creek; and a reminder of the positive difference you can make in your own backyard.

Tucson city budget town hall: infrastructure and mobility

Thursday night's town hall updated residents on various projects and surveyed attendees' priorities.

Lauren Redniss on "Oak Flat: A Fight for Sacred Land in the American West".

Also on Arizona Spotlight: The hidden history of Tucson's Barnum Hill; living with dementia during the pandemic; and a short story read by Aurelie Sheehan.

Measuring Loneliness

Also on Arizona Spotlight: "See Me Serene" can add free positivity to your phone; The Cooper Center expands both online and in the desert; plus a song from Stories That Soar!

Pima County brings back recreation programs

Offerings vary at each location.

Stand off with Border Patrol, National Park Service ends in scuffle with Indigenous-led demonstrators

O'odham organizers and their supporters stopped construction for over five hours at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument.

Sensory park for kids with autism breaks ground in Tucson

Fully enclosed park will give parents of "runners" peace of mind.

News roundup: Virus numbers grow at UA, Biden increases lead in AZ, flu shots crucial

Recent coverage impacting Southern Arizona, September 14

Grand Canyon National Park will start to reopen Friday

The National Parks Service said it is following guidance from federal and local health authorities.

Officials call for Grand Canyon closure to help stem coronavirus spread

A letter to the secretary of the interior says keeping the parks open puts workers and visitors at risk.

As Tumamoc Hill closes, Saguaro National Park stays open, suspending fees and closing visitor centers

The park is also canceling programs in response to the coronavirus outbreak.

The 89-90 Trip: Canada at Last

The road trip draws to a close with the final destination just around the bend.

Celebrate Christmas the John Waters way.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: "The 89-90 Trip" spends a day in Yellowstone National Park; and the legacy of ecologist Aldo Leopold.

House passes bill banning future Grand Canyon uranium mining

The bill would block mining on 1 million acres near the Grand Canyon.

Project to restore murals at Grand Canyon watchtower done

Crews have been working over the past four years to conserve murals created in the 1930s.

Environmentalists concerned about two dam proposals near Grand Canyon

Opponents say the projects would disrupt the ecology of the area and damage a site sacred to the Hopi Tribe.

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