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Thursday forecast: Breezes continue, staying clear of the 90s

PHOENIX – Winds will remain gusty across Arizona, with temperatures staying on the low side.


Suns hope to redirect future, find stability amid lost season

PHOENIX – The Suns regressed this season but hold out hope that they can win with their young core.


El Niño predicted to linger through summer, but what does that mean for Arizona?

PHOENIX – Arizona’s wet winter was fueled by a climatological pattern known as El Niño, and forecasters say the pattern is expected to last through the summer. But that doesn’t necessarily mean a wetter monsoon.


Thursday forecast: Warm and dry conditions continue

PHOENIX – Some passing clouds and breezes are expected across the state. A big high pressure ridge could bring the first 90s of the year to metro Phoenix.


Tuesday forecast: Temperatures continue to climb

PHOENIX – A big ridge of high pressure will bring the warmest weather of 2019 so far to the state.


Jobs, recreation, high rents and traffic: Four ways a growing population changes Arizona

PHOENIX – Growth in the Southwest brings jobs and city plans for recreational development to Arizona, but also clogs roads and leads to rent hikes.


A bloom for the books: Rainfall, cool weather create spring wildflower spectacular

PHOENIX – Arizona’s wildflowers are covering the desert, creating an exceptional and unprecedented bloom this spring. Record rainfall combined with lower temperatures are behind this colorful flower display.


Thursday forecast: Lower temperatures, rain and snow up north

PHOENIX – A cold front will knock Thursday’s temperatures down and bring rain and snow to the high country.


Hurley, Mullin: From Dream Team competitors to NCAA Tournament rivals

DAYTON, Ohio – Bobby Hurley and Chris Mullin once squared off in a Dream Team competition. Now they meet in the NCAA Tournament


Deep snow in Rockies should stave off Colorado River water crisis – for now

GREELEY, Colo. – High snowpack in the southern Rocky Mountains this winter will likely stave off a shortage declaration in the Colorado River watershed in 2020, relieving pressure on water managers attempting to navigate future scarcity.


Arizona cattle rancher uses science to beef up industry

SUPERSTITION MOUNTAINS – For 30 years, cattle rancher Chuck Backus used traditional methods to raise his herd in the shadow of the Superstition Mountains. Then, the former scientist turned to gene selection, artificial insemination and humane treatment to breed tastier beef for the multi-billion cattle industry.


Arizona researchers find new ways to monitor snowpack – right down to your neighborhood

TUCSON – Researchers from the University of Arizona now are able to precisely track snowpack across the United States, which will help as the West gets drier and hotter..