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Arizona Spotlight for August 11th, 2022

Native plants return to Hermosillo's urban landscape; Tucsonan John Rhodes tells about his family's rodeo history; Meet the new CEO of The Western National Parks Association; and a short story by Aurelie Sheehan.

"We Are Prone To Accidents Close to Home..." The songs of Oceanography.

Also on ARIZONA SPOTLIGHT: How UA recipients of the Mellon Foundation's "Fronteridades" grant are exploring the border experience; and author Jodie Hollander talks about leading a free series of "Poetry in the Parks" workshops.

Tucson revamps one of its oldest city parks

After years of concerns about safety, Anza Park gets an overhaul

The Rogue Theatre presents "A White Heron".

Also on Arizona Spotlight: The Bisbee Bloomers' annual garden tour returns; and remembering drumming legend Charlie Watts.

"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.

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