The rows of flowers, teddy bears and inspirational posters that once lined a parking lot where a gunman killed six people and injured former Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and 12 others have found a temporary home in a southern Arizona museum.Read More »
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Construction has begun on a cemetery memorial for 19 firefighters killed in an Arizona wildfire last year.Read More »
The Arizona House has given final approval to a bill creating a memorial site honoring the 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots who died in the Yarnell Hill Fire last year.Read More »
The Arizona Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial to be built in Wesley Bolin Plaza is still 19 months from completion, but the fundraising and plans to complete it are well underway.Read More »
Funeral services for former Arizona legislator Ben Miranda are scheduled for next week in Phoenix.Read More »
Former Phoenix residents Tyler O’Connor and Enrique Garcia took different paths to the Army.
O’Connor knew at age 7 that he wanted to be a soldier and spent four years in Army ROTC at Arizona State University to earn a commission in the infantry. Garcia decided much later to enlist, about a year after high school. O’Connor wound up serving in Afghanistan, Garcia was deployed twice to Iraq.
Congress is letting maintenance backlogs grow in national parks like the Grand Canyon while continuing to add new sites that the National Park Service cannot afford to maintain, a report Tuesday charged.Read More »
As the shock wears off in the wake of a mass shooting in Tucson two weeks ago, many residents in the southern Arizona city are looking at permanent memorials to remember the victims.Read More »
Senators honored the late Jake Flake and unveiled a clay bust of him on June 8. Franklin Lars Flake was serving as a Republican senator last year when he fell off of his horse and died several days later from related injuries. He died on June 8, 2008 at age 72.Read More »