January 16, 2010 |
Wrestling with a multibillion-dollar budget deficit, Arizona decided Friday to close nearly all of its state parks, including the famed Tombstone Courthouse and Yuma Territorial Prison. The State Parks Board unanimously voted to close 13 parks by June 3. Eight others had already been closed, and the decision would leave nine open -- but only if the board can raise $3 million this year. The action represents the largest closure of state parks in the nation, although several other states are considering similar moves.
August 31, 2009 |
at Arizona 4, Houston 3: Diamondbacks closer Chad Qualls suffered a dislocated left kneecap when hit by Jason Michaels' line drive on the final play. Shortstop Stephen Drew picked up the ball and threw Michaels out to end the game. at Philadelphia 3, Atlanta 2: Carlos Ruiz hit a two-run, go-ahead double for the Phillies. at Milwaukee 4, Pittsburgh 1: The Brewers beat the Pirates for the 21st consecutive time at home. at St. Louis 2, Washington 1: Adam Wainwright earned his major league-leading 16th victory.
June 27, 2009 |
In recent years, the onset of summer in Phoenix meant two things -- triple-digit temperatures and a budget battle between the Republican-dominated Legislature, which regularly pushed to cut taxes, and Democratic Gov. Janet Napolitano, who pushed to maintain them to save or expand services. In January, Napolitano moved to Washington to become secretary of Homeland Security, and Jan Brewer, a staunch fiscal conservative who was then Arizona's secretary of state, took her spot.
July 3, 2013 |
BOISE, Idaho - Early morning is a frenetic time at a wildfire command post. Biologists, meteorologists, foresters and firefighters hustle into tents and grab laptops to review overnight reports, prepping for the day's assault. Fire behavior analysts run computer models that spit out information crucial to putting out the blaze: how many acres a fire will probably burn, in which direction and with what intensity. In recent years, the models have been rendered practically obsolete, unable to project how erratic Western fires have become, making tactical decisions more difficult for fire bosses and the fire lines less safe for crews in the field.
November 27, 2009 |
When the Arizona State Senate broke into disarray last week during its fourth special session in four months to deal with this state's seemingly perpetual budget crisis, Senate President Robert "Bob" Burns told his colleagues: "It amazes me we're having this much trouble. This is the easy part." It took until Monday for the GOP-controlled Legislature to pass $300 million in spending cuts, ones they had already approved in June but which were vetoed by the state's Republican governor, Jan Brewer.
January 5, 2013 |
I've been trying in vain for the better part of a decade to get my family to take a road trip along Route 66. Nothing worked until my wife and daughter stepped onto the fake Route 66 in Cars Land at Disney California Adventure - and suddenly their interest piqued in the Mother Road. Photos: The real Route 66 inspirations for Disney's Cars Land In an attempt to close the deal on my dream vacation, I decided to search for the real-world inspirations behind the fictional town of Radiator Springs.
January 22, 2013 |
There are no guarantees in life. But UCLA freshman forward Shabazz Muhammad came close to making one. The Bruins, who lost to Oregon on Saturday, face sixth-ranked Arizona in Tucson on Thursday. “We have to win this game, especially after losing to Oregon,” Muhammad said. Muhammad took it a little further, taking personal responsibility. “I'm taking it upon myself to win this game,” Muhammad said. Easier said than done. The problems UCLA had against Oregon could pop up again in Tucson.
January 7, 2012
Where: Galen Center. When: 2:30 p.m. On the air: TV: Prime; Radio: 710. Records: USC 5-11, 0-3 Pac-12; Arizona 10-5, 1-1. Update: If you factor in NCAA sanctions, Arizona hasn't won a game on the road at USC since the 2004-05 season. It did win at USC during the 2007-08 season, when Kevin O'Neill coached the Wildcats, but that win was later vacated because of NCAA penalties. Arizona is led by Los Angeles native Solomon Hill, a former USC commit, who is averaging 12.4 points and 8.1 rebounds.
June 11, 2013 |
Maybe he really is the Man of Steel. Yasiel Puig is having himself an interesting night in his ninth major-league game. If you count bum legs, four-strike outs and getting hit in the nose with a 92 mph Ian Kennedy fastball. Hearts stopped Tuesday for the Dodgers in the second inning when Puig seemed to come up lame trying to run out a grounder to short. He retreated to the clubhouse with trainer Sue Falsone, but when the top of the third began he sprinted out to right. In his second at-bat in the fourth inning, the umpires lost the count and he received an extra strike.
November 6, 2012 |
WASHINGTON - Former Surgeon General Richard Carmona, a Democrat, was unable to overcome Republican Rep. Jeff Flake, keeping the Senate seat from Arizona in the GOP column. Carmona enjoyed a late surge in the historically Republican state as a moderate, and Latino, candidate, with the state showing signs of an emerging Democratic tilt. But funding from Democrats nationally and a visit from former President Clinton were not enough to outpace Flake, a six-term congressman from Mesa who is a conservative leader in the House.