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Forese, Little Get Republican Nomination for Corporation Commission

Team gets most votes with about 29% each; to face Democrats Holway, Kennedy in November for 2 vacated seats.

Tombstone Gets $75K to Assess Possible City Hall Environmental Hazards

City officials concerned with lead-based paint, asbestos in currently-vacant, historic building.

Coronado Natl Begins Forest Thinning Project Near Mt Graham

This is first step of a ten-year project in Pinaleño Mountains; goal is to lessen fire danger in area .

Semba and offspring Sundzu at Reid Park Zoo. Semba gave birth to a female calf Wednesday night.

Reid Zoo African Elephant Gives Birth to Female Calf

Semba began going into labor last night to a baby weighing in at 245 pounds; she has not yet been given a name.

A solar panel at the Mother of Sorrows Catholic Parish and School.

TEP Proposes No Up-Front Cost Solar Panel Installation Program

If Corporation Commission OKs, utility would be responsible for maintenance, customers would pay fixed monthly rate for 25 years.

Buffelgrass

Saguaro Natl Park Combating Buffelgrass in Area Starting Tuesday

A helicopter will be used to spray herbicide in parts where it is too dangerous or remote to reach by foot.

UA Yuma Agriculture Center Aims to Improve Farming Techniques

Mission is to rapidly respond to problems faced by city; entirely run by university.

Long-Time Colossal Cave Director Uncertain About Her Future at Park

Pima County Supervisor Carroll called for performance audit last summer to assess management of park amid mountain lion shooting.

Water levels at the Colorado River Basin.

More Water Headed to Lake Mead

Surrounding towns depend on source for water supply amid more than a decade-long drought.

St. Gregory College Preparatory School is installing one of the largest solar energy systems in a Tucson school, producing 140 kilowatts of electricity.

Solar a Central Issue in Corporation Commission Republican Primary

2 commission seats up for grabs; four GOP candidates seek their party's nomination, face off two Democrats.

National Parks Grand Canyon

Road to Grand Canyon West Now Paved

Project cost more than $30M; will ease access to canyon's Skywalk.

AZ Top in Nation for Solar Energy Per Capita

Study notes state policies such as Renewable Energy Standard have attracted more people to get clean energy; also pointed some setbacks in past year.

Water levels at the Colorado River Basin.

$11M Project Aims to Preserve Colorado River Water

Dept. of Interior, Arizona, three other states collaborating to reduce demands by cities, farmers, industry.

AZ Mexican Gray Wolf Pups Thriving in NM, Wildlife Officials Say

In May, pair was transferred to area with another pack in neighbor state; project aims to improve genetic health of the endangered animals.

Major AZ Utility Plans to Install Thousands of Solar Panels for Free

Aims to provide these to customers who can't afford to buy or lease; satisfy state mandates for renewable energy.

EPA Finalizes Emissions Rules for Navajo Generating Station

One of three generators to be shut off by 2020 at coal-fired plant to meet standards, clear air over Grand Canyon.

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