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Four Rescued from Rain-Swollen Wash in Tucson; No One Injured

Monsoon under way; caution urged in traversing flooded roadways.

Tucsonans Use More Water After Hot Days, Not During

Water utility says data show Mondays after hot weekends are high-use days.

Missing Hiker Found Dead; 4th Victim of Record Heat Wave

Four deaths in Tucson area from 115-degree heat last weekend.

What Does Lake Mead's Record Low Level Portend for State?

'Arizona Week' explores current conditions, future prospects for key water supply.

Fire Season Off To Slow Start, But Heat Could Cause Pickup

Upcoming heat wave will provide the fuels needed for more wildfires, and monsoons could provide the spark to get them going.

The Swingin' Return of The Squirrel Nut Zippers

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Wildfire season update; A-10 pilots compete for "Top Gun" status; and Dímelo introduces a woman who is glad she took a risk with learning to love her body.

Highest Temp in 21 Years Forecast for Tucson Sunday

High of 114 leads to excessive heat warning through Wednesday night.

Alternatives to Flood Irrigation Taking Hold in Pinal

Ak-Chin commiunity converts to sprinklers, drip, other methods to stretch water supply.

Excessive Heat Expected Sunday, Monday in Tucson

Temperatures are expected to top out around 113 in Tucson on Sunday.

Yarnell Fire 40% Contained and Slowing; Evacuees Return

Hundreds of people back in homes in Yarnell, Peeples Valley; no houses lost.

Forester: 'Active Wildfire Season Has Materialized'

Year-round fire season means 35 fires so far this year, scorching 30,000 acres.

Yarnell Fire at 3,300 Acres; More Residents Evacuated

Fire moving away from populated areas as it continues growing; U.S. 89 closed.

Hundreds Evacuate Yarnell; Wildfire Grows to 1,200 Acres

Town where 19 hotshot firefighters died three years ago fighting a blaze.

Wildfires Have Burned 30,000 Acres in Coronado This Year

Active year has had numerous human-caused fires, which are all preventable, official says.

Grand Canyon Works Toward Dimming Its 5,000 Lights

Dark Sky Association grants provisional status, giving canyon 3 years to retrofit lights.

Wildfire Near Mexican Border Exceeds 8,500 Acres

Crews have half the fire contained; wildlands managers worry about conditions.

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