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Defining Courage (access required)

Yavapai County Attorney Sheila Polk

In handling many of the state’s most politically-charged cases, Yavapai County Attorney Sheila Polk has drawn on lessons from the Nazis’ rise to power.

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Brewer appeals FEMA rejection of Yarnell aid

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, surrounded by a bipartisan group of state and congressional lawmakers from Arizona, signs the formal appeal of the Federal Emergency Management Agency's denial of Arizona's federal aid request. (Photo by Evan Wyloge/Arizona Capitol Times)

Gov. Jan Brewer is asking the Federal Emergency Management Administration to reconsider its denial of disaster aid for the Yarnell Hill fire, saying new information proves that it’s needed and that the deadly-but-relatively-small blaze was destructive enough to warrant federal assistance.

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