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Evacuation orders expand as wildfires continue to burn in Arizona

Hot weather and severe drought are driving an active fire season

Former Havasupai chairman dies at 73

Rex Tilousi was an advocate against uranium mining within the Grand Canyon, home of the tribe.

Fear of wildfires forces forest closures across Arizona

Nearly all the national forests in the state will be fully closed this week as firefighting resources run thin and fire danger remains high

Chiricahua National Monument could get an upgrade

A bill moving through Congress would make the popular spot into a national park.

Southwest US states bake, wildfire threatens Arizona towns

Warnings remains in effect for excessive heat in Arizona and Nevada at least through the weekend.

Water cutbacks anticipated as Lake Mead levels drop

The reservoir's level hit a record low in June.

Legislature passes wildfire relief bill

Hundreds of millions of dollars will go to help fight wildfires and communities impacted by the fires.

Arizona lawmakers advance $100M fire fund in special session

Wednesday's committee votes came after hearing dire warnings from state wildfire officials.

Heat wave grips US West amid fear of a new, hotter normal

It's raising concerns that such extreme weather could become the new normal amid a decades-long drought.

Some residents remain evacuated by rural Arizona wildfire

More than 1,000 firefighters have focused on protecting structures and maintaining containment lines

One year after Bighorn Fire, Coronado National Forest fire risk remains high

Drought conditions have worsened over the last year.

Border officials warn of heat dangers in south Arizona

An excessive heat warning for many parts of southern and central Arizona is expected to begin Saturday

Governor tours Arizona fires, calls for special session

Ducey wants the Legislature to approve extra money to ensure that firefighters have the resources they need

AZ Delegation members urge DOD to act on Tucson contamination

Letter cites chemical plumes emanating from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base and Air National Guard installation at Tucson International Airport

Arizona wildfires force more evacuations, highway closures

About 150 firefighters are battling the blaze that has been burning out of control across 53 square miles

"Good Food Finder" wants to build roots between growers and consumers.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Visit a place in the desert with more than a century of aviation history; current Tucson Museum of Art exhibition "4 x 4" celebrates Willie J. Bonner; more entries by 5th graders from The NPR Student Podcast Challenge.

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