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Communities search for ways to live with growing fire threat

Sep. 21, 2019 1:33 PM EDT

SHINGLETOWN, Calif. (AP) — Unless it's Sunday, Kelly Loew is steering her rusty red Jeep down the same mail route in Shingletown, as she has six days a week for the last seven years. But she delivers less mail these days as California's persistent wildfires drive residents away. Last year, California...

North Rim fire more active again due to winds, low moisture

Sep. 21, 2019 1:18 PM EDT

WILLIAMS, Ariz. (AP) — An 8-week-old wildfire that for weeks had minimal growth and smoke is now more active in and near the Grand Canyon due to strong gusty winds and below-normal moisture. The fire burning on the national park and adjacent Kaibab (KYE'-bab) National Forest poses no danger to structures...

Crews respond to package explosion at Phoenix post office

Sep. 21, 2019 12:46 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix police and Fire Department hazardous materials crews have responded to a post office where authorities say a package reportedly exploded Saturday, exposing three workers to an unknown chemical. Fire Capt. Danny Gile says personnel are investigating the substance and that the three...

Lowell Observatory getting open-deck facility for viewing

Sep. 21, 2019 11:34 AM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff is close to opening a new open-deck observatory, a movable-roof facility featuring six telescopes for use by researchers and the public. The Arizona Daily Sun reports that the open-deck observatory is getting finishing touches in preparation for an...

Kelly throws 7 strong innings, Arizona routs Padres 9-0

Sep. 21, 2019 2:36 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Merrill Kelly is putting a strong finish on his rookie season with the Arizona Diamondbacks. The 30-year-old right-hander pitched seven dominant innings and Josh Rojas hit a three-run double in the seven-run eighth for the Diamondbacks, who beat the lackluster San Diego Padres 9-0 Friday...

Arizona hopes speed limits on pavement decals boost safety

Sep. 21, 2019 12:00 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Speed limits for a heavily used highway on the outskirts of metro Phoenix are now posted on the highway itself. The Arizona Department of Transportation says it hopes to improve safety on State Route 347 between Interstate 10 and Riggs Road by displaying the speed limit on large white...

Democrats' proposed Sinema censure vote delayed

Sep. 20, 2019 8:22 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A push by liberals for the Arizona Democratic Party to censure Sen. Kyrsten Sinema will be put off until next year. The party's Progressive Caucus hoped the roughly 800 members of the party's state committee would formally censure the freshman Democrat on Saturday for "failing to uphold"...

Amazing Amy changing lives on and off the golf course

Sep. 20, 2019 8:18 PM EDT

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — There are times in life, maybe a handful, when everything changes. A moment, simple or world shattering, slanting the past, shaping all still to come. There are people who have the same effect, someone so generous, so genuine, so joyful, meeting them transforms perspective. Amy...

31 bison from Grand Canyon sent to Oklahoma tribe

Sep. 20, 2019 6:55 PM EDT

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — Over 30 bison roaming Grand Canyon National Park's northern reaches are joining a herd in Oklahoma. Hundreds of the massive animals have made their home at the Grand Canyon in recent years. But park officials say they're spoiling water sources and harming the...

Arizona gun store swipes at gun control with 'Beto Special'

Sep. 20, 2019 6:50 PM EDT

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — A suburban Phoenix gun store owner says he will continue offering assault-style rifles at a discount in response to presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke's call to confiscate them. Matt Boggs told Azfamily.com on Thursday that he sold 200 rifles in a few hours under the "Beto Special."...