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This Friday, Feb. 28, 2014 photo shows, from left, family friend Tatum Marsh, 7, parent Kristi Ainslie, and her children, Riley Ainslie, 6, Dillon Ainslie, 2, and Connor Ainslie, 2, modeling their leprechaun beards made from faux fur and cardboard, which provide a fun way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day, in Arvada, Colo. Making and taking handmade St. Patrick's Day props cranks up the fun at parades and parties. Instructions for making this craft are in the March 2013 issue of FamilyFun magazine, available online at www.parents.com. (AP Photo/Jennifer Forker)
Sentinels' Jennifer Wirth (3) and Sabercats' Jenna Marsh (15) fight to rebound the ball during the MLK Basketball Classic game between Seton Catholic Sentinels and Saguaro Sabercats at Grand Canyon University on Monday, Jan. 20, 2014.
Arizona's ban on abortions at 20 weeks is dead.
The home office, it seems, is going the way of the fax machine.
Marine veteran James Marsh was one of three veterans honored with an American flag during the Higley Unified School District's Veterans Day Celebration, Friday, Nov. 8, 2013 in Gilbert. [Tim Hacker/Tribune]
This January 2011 image supplied by the Jefferson Parish Department of Environmental Affairs in Jefferson, La., shows agency employees and volunteers placing recycled Christmas trees inside man-made wooden cribs in the shallow water of a local marsh. The trees absorb wave action and protect fragile marshland from erosion. Using discarded Christmas trees to prevent shore erosion is just one of a number of ways in which holiday trees are recycled. (AP Photo/Jefferson Parish Department of Environmental Affairs)
This January 2011 image supplied by the Jefferson Parish Department of Environmental Affairs in Jefferson, La., shows recycled Christmas trees inside man-made wooden cribs in the shallow water of a local marsh. The trees absorb wave action and protect fragile marshland from erosion. Using discarded Christmas trees to prevent shore erosion is just one of a number of ways in which holiday trees are recycled. (AP Photo/Jefferson Parish Department of Environmental Affairs)
As part of my duties as President of the United States Conference of Mayors, I have the opportunity to talk to leaders across the nation about a number of important issues. Many of the topics affect nearly every city, large or small. Airports is a topic that is right at the top of this list.
OCEAN CITY, Md. — The crabs, and carbs, aren't just in Baltimore.
ILE-AUX-GRUES, QUEBEC — What a difference a bridge makes.
Mayor Marlin Kuykendall took a lead role in helping Prescott mourn the loss of 19 firefighters this summer, sharing the stage with the governor and Vice President Joe Biden at a nationally televised memorial. He set aside campaigning in the midst of a re-election bid to focus almost entirely on the fallen firefighters, and his victory to a third term seemed like a safe bet.
Tempe Center for the Arts is providing a sneak peek into its 2013-14 season with a variety of dance, art and music performances, and ticket giveaways. Enjoy the free exhibit “Animal Crackers” while snacking on appetizers with the purchase of a beverage at this event, where Gary Marsh, Desert Dance Theatre, A Ludwig Dance Theatre, Childsplay and Arizona Wind Symphony and will provide entertainment throughout the evening.
Amanda Marsh, center, widow of Granite Mountain Hotshot Crew superintendent Eric Marsh, talks about the bond her husband had with his crews during a news conference in Prescott. Eric Marsh, who founded the Granite Mountain Hotshots, was one of the 19 Hotshot firefighters who were killed by an out-of-control blaze near Yarnell.
“I’m excited about Republicans taking the country over the fiscal cliff. The carnage from it will be like the mass suicide of millions of salmon fighting the current only to die. I hope they all hold hands and sing Kumbaya. The voters who don’t speak gerrymander will just say ADIOS!”
PHOENIX — Gov. Jan Brewer said Wednesday the deputy state forester spoke out of turn in expressing his view that the head of the Granite Mountain Hotshots was at least partly responsible for his own death and that of 18 of his colleagues.
Weather conditions, circumstances and time permitting, the following areas in Chandler and Queen Creek are scheduled to be sprayed for mosquitoes midnight Sunday to 5 a.m. Monday.
Weather conditions, circumstances and time permitting, mosquito spraying is scheduled midnight Sunday to 5 am Monday morning in Chandler, Gilbert and Queen Creek.
This photo combination made with undated family photos provided via the City of Prescott, Ariz. shows the 19 firefighters killed battling an out-of-control wildfire in Yarnell, Ariz., on June 30, 2013. Top row, from left: Andrew Sterling Ashcraft, Robert Caldwell, Travis Carter, Dustin James DeFord, Chris Mackenzie, Eric Shane Marsh, and Grant Quinn McKee. Second row, from left: Sean Misner, Scott Daniel Norris, Wade Scott Parker, John Joseph Percin Jr., Anthony Michael Rose, Jesse James Steed, and Joe Thurston. Bottom row, from left: Travis Turbyfill, William Howard "Billy" Warneke, Clayton Thomas Whitted, Kevin Woyjeck, and Garret Zuppiger. (AP Photo/Family Photos via City of Prescott)
YARNELL, Ariz. — Juliann Ashcraft had just put the kids down for a nap when her cellphone buzzed. It was a text from Andrew, her husband of seven years and, still, her best friend.
As many in this Old West town used their Independence Day celebration to honor 19 fallen firefighters, bereaved families began speaking more publicly of their loved ones.
Eric Marsh built the Granite Mountain Hotshots from nothing — and died trying to protect the crew that friends say constituted his life's work.
Weather conditions, circumstances and time permitting, areas of Gilbert, Mesa and Queen Creek are scheduled to be fogged midnight Tuesday to 5 a.m. Wednesday. Spraying takes place when a large number of mosquitoes are found in area traps or when those trapped mosquitoes test positive for West Nile Virus.
PRESCOTT — More than 1,000 people turned out Monday to a Prescott gymnasium to honor the bravery and sacrifice of 19 Hotshot firefighters who died battling a wildfire in Arizona.
PRESCOTT — Nineteen members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, based in Prescott, Ariz., were killed Sunday when a windblown wildfire overcame them north of Phoenix. It was the deadliest single day for U.S. firefighters since Sept. 11. Fourteen of the victims were in their 20s. Here are the stories of some of those who died:
PHILADELPHIA — The City of Brotherly Love is perhaps best known for its Colonial roots but locals will tell you there's much more to explore in this city of 1.5 million people. Options abound for travelers looking for free things to do in and around the historic district and beyond — and they don't all involve tri-corner hats and Betsy Ross' flag.