Wednesday, August 20 2014 5:43 AM EDT2014-08-20 09:43:48 GMT
A young girl says she was standing up for her religious beliefs in the classroom after breaking a class rule.More >>
A young girl, who claims she was standing up for her religious beliefs in the classroom, was suspended after breaking a class rule of saying "bless you" after a classmate sneezed. More >>
PRESCOTT, AZ (AP) -
Efforts to rebuild the more 100 Yarnell homes destroyed June 30 during a deadly wildfire have recorded an initial milestone.
The Daily Courier reports that Yarnell Chamber of Commerce President Chuck disclosed during a community meeting that the first building permit has been issued for reconstruction of a home destroyed by the Yarnell Hill Fire.
The fire killed 19 members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots when changing winds swept flames through their position outside Yarnell in western Yavapai County in west-central Arizona.
Tidey said the rebuilding is being aided by $1.2 million of donations to the Yarnell Recovery Group.
Tidey said goals include having the first home reconstruction start by Sept. 1 and completing reconstruction of all uninsured primary residences by Dec. 31.
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Tuesday, July 8 2014 1:22 PM EDT2014-07-08 17:22:26 GMT
President Barack Obama is asking Congress for $615 million to help fight wildfires as the summer season is already prompting blazes across western states.The White House said Obama will submit the requestMore >>
President Barack Obama is asking Congress for $615 million to help fight wildfires as the summer season is already prompting blazes across western states. More >>