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Calling the findings legally unjustified, the state Forestry Division on Thursday is challenging the findings of liability and $559,000 in fines by state safety officials in the deaths of the 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots.
The state Industrial Commission voted Wednesday to impose the maximum permissible $559,000 penalty on the state Forestry Division after the deaths in June of 19 members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots battling the Yarnell Hill Fire.
Host No. 3 Hamilton recorded a school record three safeties and held No. 14 Millennium to just 16 total yards in a wild 35-9 victory to advance to the second round of the Division I State Playoffs.
Arizona needs to step up and take its rightful role as a leader in the energy technology industry.
Plants you can walk on are attractive additions to pathways. These low-lying perennials can withstand heavy foot traffic, release pleasant odors when crushed, smother weeds, and cushion your step in the narrow spaces between bricks or flagstones.
PHOENIX — Citing everything from grazing to insects, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Monday granted endangered species protection to two cacti found in Arizona.
HAVANA — Each summer, microscopic dust particles kicked up by African sandstorms blow thousands of miles (kilometers) across the Atlantic to arrive in the Caribbean, limiting airplane pilots' visibility to just a few miles and contributing to the suffering of asthmatics trying to draw breath.
I went out to greet Obama at his speech at Desert Vista High School on Tuesday with one simple message: reject the Keystone XL Pipeline. His speech was about housing, but this affects my home, and yours. The 181 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emitted each year as a result of the pipeline will exacerbate the drought, record heat, and wildfires that already plague our state.
U.S. Bureau of Land Management officials say they plan to remove only 1,300 wild horses and burros from the range across the West this summer because of budget constraints and overflowing holding pens.
I can’t tell you how many emails I’ve received this season from Diamondback fans lamenting the great season Max Scherzer is having with the Detroit Tigers, and how his 13-0 record would have Arizona comfortably in first place instead of fighting tooth-and-nail with its shaky starters and flammable bullpen this summer.
“What a national shame, 4th of July fireworks canceled at five military bases whilst the ‘grand poobah’ flaunts 100 million of our dollars to vacation in Africa and reunite with the ‘relates.’ Reprehensible!”
YARNELL, Ariz. — Juliann Ashcraft had just put the kids down for a nap when her cellphone buzzed. It was a text from Andrew, her husband of seven years and, still, her best friend.
Shortly before flames engulfed his comrades, the Hotshot firefighters' lookout radioed his team that the blaze had shifted direction with the wind and that he was fleeing for safety.
YARNELL — With no way out, the 19 elite firefighters did what they were trained to do when trapped by a wildfire: They unfurled their foil-lined, heat-resistant tarps and rushed to cover themselves on the ground.
Though everyone seems to have a different way of spelling tabbouleh — toubouleh? tabouli? — more and more people do seem to agree that this delicious Middle Eastern salad of bulgur wheat tossed with cucumbers, tomatoes, herbs, olive oil and lemon juice is delicious. It helps that it's also healthy and quick to prepare.
Smart irrigation is becoming a hot landscaping specialty as groundwater aquifers are increasingly sucked dry.
What do Newtown and Moore have in common? They were both heartbreaking tragedies, of course. But they were also targeted by opportunistic politicians eager to push their left-wing ideological agendas.
Drought conditions, hot temperatures, and increased fire danger have resulted in fire restrictions for the Tonto National Forest beginning at 8 a.m., Wednesday, May 22.
Just before sunrise at a campground near Payson, Carly Stoltenberg and her husband, Steve, woke to their friends screaming, “Bear! Bear!” from a nearby tent.
Vee Hiapo is apologetic about the expectations thrust upon her players the moment they enter the Highland boys volleyball program.
Arizona shoppers are getting a bit of a financial reprieve as prices for meat took an unexpected -- and potentially unexplained -- drop during the first quarter of the year.
Spring is in the air and the desert is entering its cycle of new life. However, for the Ahwatukee community, that could mean more than seasonal allergies.
With April being Water Awareness Month, March turned out to be a pretty good time to start focusing on saving water when Salt River Project hosted its sixth annual Water Conservation Expo at the SRP PERA Club in Tempe.
Two major demons were conquered, and now Xavier girls tennis could move closer to being what its Brophy boys peers have become.
He pulled his jersey over his head in disgust before putting it back on. Eight painful seconds later, a captivating Division I boys basketball championship game was over and Pinnacle was left holding a runner-up trophy and their heads buried in their arms on the bench, Drew Bender pulled his jersey off for the last time.