Desert hiking in Tucson's blazing summer heat can be fatiguing and even dangerous. One much cooler alternative: Travel to Colorado and trek up 14,148-foot Mount Democrat. Video by Doug Kreutz, Arizona Daily Star.

Pima County sheriff's detectives are searching for the man who used a motorized scooter to escape with stolen items from a Tucson Walmart on July 3, 2016. The man pinned a store employee against the wall with the scooter when she attempted to stop him.

A Tucson-bound Delta flight abruptly returned to the Salt Lake City airport shortly before 9 p.m. Saturday, July 23, minutes after takeoff. Passengers were quickly evacuated, apparently due to concerns about a possible fire. Video by Arizona Daily Star reporter Doug Kreutz, who was a passeng…

Pathways School and Evaluation Center, a school for special needs students opens this Fall, 2016, in Tucson. Video by Ron Medvescek / Arizona Daily Star

Updated: Southern Arizona law and fire/rescue agencies learn to enter active scenes earlier together to treat victims sooner during two days of training at Marana High School north of Tucson. Video by Kelly Presnell / Arizona Daily Star

Several rooms were damaged in a Tuesday night fire at the Knights Inn on Tucson's south side, authorities said. Video courtesy of Tucson Fire Department.

Developer Scott Stiteler gives a tour of the new AC Hotel Tucson by Marriott under construction at 5th Ave. and Broadway in downtown Tucson.

Somebody wasn't paying attention! Underpass closed at Stone Ave., And 6th Street in Tucson. Lots of water around in the intersections. Ron Medvescek / Arizona Daily Star

At this kindergarten in Agua Prieta, Sonora, the students learn English and prepare for a bilingual life in two countries. Read the Arizona Daily Star's series," Beyond the Wall," at tucson.con/beyondthewall.

At Friendship Park near San Diego, families can "meet" for four hours each Saturday and Sunday under watch of the Border Patrol. They can talk through the fence, but they can only touch pinky fingers through the tiny holes. Read the Arizona Daily Star's series, "Beyond the Wall," at tucson.c…

Park construction inspector Terry McCune explains part of renovation at historic visitor center including the reception area. Video by AE Araiza / Arizona Daily Star

Several youth climbers from Southern Arizona earned qualifying marks to be selected to test their skills at the Sports Youth Nationals in Atlanta, Georgia starting on July 14. It will be the first trip to the national event for the five climbers. Video by Chuck Constantino / Arizona Daily Star

Three people were displaced after their south side residence was extensively damaged during a fire on July 12, 2016. This video was taken by someone across the street and provided by Tucson Fire Department.

One way to cope with Tucson's withering heat: Take a visual tour of seaside splendor, cool forest glades and snow-cloaked mountains. Video by Doug Kreutz, Arizona Daily Star.

Studies show 70% of twenty-somethings don't know how to sew a button on a shirt. Here's how.

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