A volunteer firefighter has been arrested and accused of setting multiple fires recently in northern Arizona, authorities said.
A resolution that would limit the governor’s ability to declare a state of emergency moved through the Senate on Monday on party lines. Unlike typical bills, this Republican-sponsored resolution doesn’t have to get by Democratic Gov. Katie Hobbs – it goes to the voters.
Snowcapped mountains in the Southwestern U.S. signal a possible delayed start to the wildfire season for some higher elevations, but officials in Arizona and New Mexico warned Wednesday that dry, windy conditions in other areas are increasing wildfire risks and prompting red flag warnings.
Comparing the state’s firefighting actions to “Keystone Cops,’’ the attorney for Yarnell residents who lost their homes in the 2013 blaze wants the Court of Appeals to let them sue the state.
Shortly before our deadline, news broke that Douglas’ top aide had fired the top two administrators for the State Board of Education today (Feb. 11), setting up a legal showdown between the board and the Dept of Education.