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

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Arizona's 2020 wildfire season among worst in past decade

2,520 wildfires burned across the state, 82% human caused

Winter storm could be 'most significant' of the season

Summerhaven sees 14 inches of snow, while an average two-tenths of rain fell on the Tucson Metro area Monday.

"Beyond Earth's Edge: The Poetry of Spaceflight".

Also on Arizona Spotlight: "DUSTWUN", a film about life, death and trust on the U.S. / Mexico Border.

Controversial Oak Flat mine moves closer to reality

Oak Flat, sacred to the Apache and other tribes, sits over a huge reserve of copper.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers weighs its authority over Rosemont Mine

The corps said it would consult with local tribes before making the decision, then it rescinded the invite.

Predicted Arizona dry year could impact trees, cause fires

After driest year on record in 2020, no relief is in sight

Measuring Loneliness

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Apache Stronghold files temporary restraining order and lien to stop transfer of Oak Flat

The nonprofit argued in a lawsuit filed Tuesday that Western Apache own the religious site.

New letter asks Mexican officials to help stop border wall construction

As Trump visits the border for the last time in his presidency, groups say they want Mexico to stand against more wall.

Land swap of Oak Flat due to start Friday

The transfer is opposed by San Carlos Apache tribal members who do not want it become a copper mine.

After Congress approves new border wall funding, environmentalists consider next steps

The administration said it had completed 450 miles of border wall by the end of 2020.

After the wall, border residents take stock of what's next

The Trump administration is expected to finish 450 miles of wall by the end of the year.

Colorado River watershed forecast looks very dry for start of 2021

The Colorado River’s largest reservoirs are likely to drop next year if demands stay the same.

Checking in on the health of the Santa Cruz River

Upgrades to the county’s wastewater treatment continue to improve the vitality of the river and the wildlife it supports.

State unveils draft legislation to create surface water protections

The process comes after the Trump administration's rollback of Clean Water Act protections.

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