How marine heat waves in Hawaii affect Arizona; AZ Supreme Court weighs release of audit records; The buzziest restaurant in Flagstaff

This photo from the Asner research group at ASU shows a low level of coral bleaching observed off the coast of Hawaii.
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A look at some of today's top stories, the weather forecast and a peek back in history.

Threats to coral reefs from climate change and coastal development disrupt global food and weather systems that also affect Arizonans.

The Arizona Supreme Court will determine whether approximately 1,000 emails, texts and other communications from the Senate's partisan review of the 2020 election should stay shielded from public view.

When in Flagstaff, grab a table at this bustling New American restaurant by James Beard nominated chef Rochelle Daniel. Here's what to order.

Today, you can expect it to be mostly sunny and breezy, with a high near 88 degrees. Breezy at night, with a low near 57 degrees. Get the full forecast here.

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Today in history

  • On this date in 1903, A.H. Reynolds visited Benson to look into establishing experimental tobacco farms in the San Pedro Valley.

  • In 1910, it was announced that Phoenix contractor R. Toohey had been given the contract for construction of the Globe-Roosevelt Highway.

  • In 1919, Dr. Merrill P. Freeman, pioneer Tucson banker, member of the Board of Regents and Arizona historian, died.

  • In 1938, Dr. Andrew E. Douglass, noted developer of the tree-ring dating technique, retired as director of the Steward Observatory.

  • In 1953, a tornado devastated Waco, Texas, claiming 114 lives.

This article originally appeared on Arizona Republic: AZ Briefing: How marine heat waves in Hawaii affect Arizona