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Jul 24, 2023

Volunteer firefighter arrested, accused of multiple arsons in northern Arizona

A volunteer firefighter has been arrested and accused of setting multiple fires recently in northern Arizona, authorities said.

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Jun 13, 2023

Legislature moves to expand its powers, limit governor’s

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.

Mar 31, 2023

Officials warn of wildfire risk as Southwest US dries out

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.

In this June 30, 2013 file photo, a wildfire burns homes in Yarnell, Ariz. The wildfire that began with a lightning strike and caused little immediate concern because of its remote location and small size quickly blazed into an inferno, leading officials to rapidly order more resources in the hours before flames killed 19 members of an elite Hotshot crew, according to a report released Monday, July 15, 2013. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, David Kadlubowski, File)
Sep 21, 2016

Yarnell residents’ lawyer renews plea to sue state over 2013 fire

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.

Feb 11, 2015

Douglas fires top Education Board staffers…illegally?

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.