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Fireworks still on tap despite 'crazy hot, potentially dry' July 4th

With the pandemic winding down, cities and towns across the state are looking toward a more typical Fourth of July this year – and typical in Arizona means balancing fireworks against the potential for wildfire. ... Read more»

Biden administration snubs Ducey in Western wildfire meeting

Gov. Doug Ducey was one of just three Western governors that the White House didn’t invite to a meeting on wildfires that the Biden administration convened, despite the particularly nasty fire season that Arizona is currently facing.... Read more»

Biden to meet with Western governors about wildfires, vows to raise firefighter pay

President Joe Biden said Tuesday that he will host a meeting next week of Western governors, Cabinet members and Federal Emergency Management Agency officials "to prepare for heat, drought and wildfires in the West."... Read more»

Ducey signs $100 million in emergency funding to fight wildfires

Gov. Doug Ducey on Friday signed off on $100 million in emergency funding aimed at alleviating the impact of wildfires that have ravaged rural Arizona this month.... Read more»

Staring at a government shutdown, Arizona Republicans seek compromise on tax cuts

Sen. Paul Boyer - one of the two GOP holdouts blocking the proposed budget and tax cut plan forged by Republican leaders and Gov. Doug Ducey - is working on a compromise plan, while threat from the Telegraph Fire has delayed plans by second holdout David Cook, R-Globe, to put forth his own proposal.... Read more»

Hot, dry forecast offers little hope for relief as Arizona wildfires rage

A half-dozen wildfires were burning close to 140,000 acres across Arizona Tuesday and growing, as heat, wind and drought conditions complicated firefighting efforts. ... Read more»

Rep. Cook's family ordered to evacuate home in path of wildfire

In the midst of casting the deciding vote against a massive tax cut for wealthy Arizonans that doomed a Republican-led budget proposal Monday, Rep. David Cook got word that his family has been ordered to evacuate their home in Globe due to the approaching Telegraph Fire, which has reached over 56,000 acres. ... Read more»