Hundreds gathered below the stairs of an Arizona courthouse Tuesday to remember 19 wildland firefighters on the second anniversary of their deaths.
The Granite Mountain Hotshots has become a name that forever will be linked with the city of Prescott. Fire Marshal Don Devendorf told the crowd that the community is recovering and healing but not yet healed.
The Supreme Court on Monday upheld Arizona congressional districts drawn by an independent commission and rejected a constitutional challenge from Republican lawmakers.
The 5-4 outcome preserves efforts in 13 states to limit partisan influence in redistricting. Most notably, California uses an independent commission to draw electoral boundaries for its largest-in-the-nation congressional delegation.
The Arizona Department of Transportation has asked the federal government for an extension to develop a REAL ID compliant license before a January 1 deadline.
Arizona passed a law in April allowing the state to provide optional REAL-ID licenses to help residents meet new federal identification standards in airports and federal buildings.
Arizona's law also forced the state to ask for a waiver from participating in the REAL ID act. Last week the Department of Homeland Security denied that waiver and the state has since begun developing the new license.
Navajos who want a say in changing the language requirements for anyone seeking the tribe's top two posts have until the close of business Monday to register to vote.
The tribe is holding a referendum election on July 21.
Voters will be asked if they want to determine whether candidates for president and vice president speak and understand Navajo and English well enough to hold office. They currently are required to speak fluent Navajo.