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Fireworks still on tap despite ‘crazy hot, potentially dry’ July 4th

With the pandemic winding down, cities and towns across the state are looking toward a more typical Fourth of July this year – and typical in Arizona means balancing fireworks against the potential for wildfire. This Independence Day comes as “exceptional drought” conditions continue across much of the state, where thousands of acres of wildfires were burning Thursday. But

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Forecast calls for drier, warmer winter to follow ‘non-soon’ summer

State and federal weather officials are predicting a warmer and drier than normal winter for Arizona, which would come on the heels of the driest monsoon ever recorded in the state. The “non-soon” summer followed by a La Niña winter could spell trouble for water resources and wildfire conditions in a state already gripped by

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