January 11, 2021

Wildfires

Firefighters Respond to Smoke Report north of Cherry

Firefighters responded to a smoke report on Saturday, January 9, 2021 on the Verde Ranger District.  The 50-acre Goat Fire is burning west of HWY 260 and north of the community of Cherry at the end of Forest Road 360 (T14N, R3E, Sec 4).  The Goat Fire is burning chaparral and juniper in very steep

From the Governor’s Office

Governor Doug Ducey today ordered flags at all state buildings be lowered to half-staff to honor the lives of United States Capitol Police officers who died this week. In coordination with the federal proclamation, flags will be lowered to half-staff through Wednesday, January 13 at sunset. Individuals and businesses are encouraged to participate in this

International

Thousands of Brazilians who won elections as Black candidates in 2020 previously ran for office as white

Brazilian politicians’ newfound embrace of Blackness leaves some of their Afro-Brazilian constituents skeptical. Dimitrii_Guzhanin/Getty  Andrew Janusz, University of Florida Brazil is undergoing a strange racial reckoning after bombshell revelations that thousands of veteran politicians had changed their self-identified race between the 2016 and 2020 elections. Afro-Brazilians – a category that includes Black and mixed-race people

Opinion

Opinion: The U. S. Capitol Building’s Bloody Past

‘We have built no temple but the Capitol. We consult no common oracle but the Constitution.” Those words, from former Massachusetts Senator Rufus Choate, are inscribed on the wall of the U.S. Capitol — the same walls desecrated by rioters who ransacked the building on Wednesday. For many Americans, seeing such acts of violence and

Social Media

Parler squeezed as Trump seeks new online megaphone

President Donald Trump has been kicked off of most mainstream social media platforms following his supporters’ siege on the U.S. Capitol. But it remains to be seen how fast or where — if anywhere — on the internet he will be able to reach his followers. The far right-friendly Parler had been the leading candidate,

Politics

Trump remains defiant amid calls to resign

President Donald Trump enters the last days of his presidency isolated and shunned by former allies and members of his own party as he faces a second impeachment and growing calls for his resignation after his supporters launched an assault on the nation’s Capitol in an effort to disrupt the peaceful transfer of power. Cut

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