Flagstaff, AZ – Coconino, Kaibab and Prescott National Forests implemented fire restrictions Wednesday, June 23, 2010. Some have asked why they weren't in place sooner. Arizona Public Radio's Laurel Morales reports.
Phoenix, AZ – The squabble started when Felecia Rotellini accused Vince Rabago of filing a lawsuit against a payday lender last December to get some quick publicity and then abandoning the case a month later when he quit as assistant attorney general to run for the top job. She said that belies his claim that he has been there for working families.
Prescott, AZ – An elementary school mural has stirred up racial tensions in Prescott. The controversy came to a head when artists were ordered to lighten the face of a Hispanic boy depicted in the painting. Arizona Public Radio's Laurel Morales has the story.
Flagstaff, AZ – 950 firefighters are now battling the Schultz Fire, still burning about five miles north of Flagstaff. The fire crews have come from across the west, but many are from Flagstaff. For them, the fight is personal, as Arizona Public Radio's Daniel Kraker reports.
Phoenix, AZ – It didn't take long for the candidates to start attacking each other in a televised debate Tuesday night. In fact, the charges started coming with Andrew Thomas' opening statement where he pointed out that Tom Horne ran a company that filed for bankruptcy and that he entered into an agreement with the Securities and Exchange Commission that resulted in a lifetime trading ban. Horne conceded the facts but said Thomas has a reason to bring up something that happened 40 years ago.
Flagstaff, AZ – Firefighters finally began to get a handle on the Schultz Fire yesterday, which they now estimate is 20 percent contained. But the best news came when Coconino County Sheriff Bill Pribil stepped to the podium at a press conference along Highway 89 near the fire.
"Due to the valiant efforts of the firefighting services, we believe we will allowing people back into the evacuated areas. Applause. Yeah. We are excited."