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Developments in disaster-prone areas mean big bucks for builders but can put homeowners at risk

ELFIN FOREST, Calif. – Some places burn and flood repeatedly. We’re building homes there anyway.


Wildfire-vulnerable communities search for ways to live with growing threat

SHINGLETOWN, Calif. – Despite federal fire suppression costs quadrupling and an increase in employed firefighters, the damages caused by wildfires has increased fivefold.


Tiny terrors: Mosquitoes in Arizona and how to avoid them

PHOENIX – Several kinds of mosquito live in Arizona. Some can be dangerous, transmitting diseases like the West Nile virus. Some are just annoying. We show you how to stop them.


From dance studios to ASU to possibly the Olympics, breakdancing surges in popularity

MESA – What started as a fad in the 1970s is now being considered for Olympic competition. Breakdancing is back and finding its way to dance studios and college classrooms.


Barr orders resumption of federal executions; Navajo among those targeted

WASHINGTON – Attorney General William Barr ordered a resumption of federal executions and named a Navajo double-murderer as one of the first five death-row inmates who will be put to death. Lezmond Mitchell is scheduled to be executed Dec. 11 with a fatal injection of pentobarbital.


‘Like the chain saw’: Drones have become a lifesaving tool for fighting wildfires

MIAMI – Federal wildfire managers increasingly are turning to drones to monitor blazes across the West in terrains where hotshots’ lives would be at risk.


21st-century druids: No animal sacrifices, but connected to community, history

PHOENIX – Mark Bailey is a 21st century druid, a member of Arizona’s Grove of the Rising Phoenix. He doesn’t sacrifice animals or worship nature, and he has nuanced beliefs about an afterlife. Druids are steeped in more than two millennia of Indo-European history.


Arizona has had fewer wildfires than last year, but the blazes are bigger

PHOENIX – There are fewer wildfires in Arizona this year compared to last, but these blazes are burning significant acreage.

A Type 1 Colombia CH47D helicopter, which carries a water bucket that holds up to 2,800 gallons, is refueled and ready to be redeployed to the Woodbury Fire. Photo taken on June 22, 2019 by Anton L. Delgado/News21.

Advocates: High court’s ruling in death-row case could affect 19 others

WASHINGTON - There is no question that James McKinney murdered two people in botched Phoenix-area burglaries in 1991, buit should he be put to death for it? When the Supreme Court takes up that quesiton this fall, it could also be deciding the fate of 19 other Arizona death-row inmates.


Climbing in Joshua Tree: Breaking bones and belaying friendships

JOSHUA TREE, California – Two climbers trace the evolution of the sport through their 40-year friendship. Todd Gordon and Tucker Tech pioneered many of the routes in Joshua Tree National Park, as visitors surge to nearly 3 million a year.


Spry rollers: Figure skaters on wheels committed to their sport

MESA – Phoenix Roller Sports Club practices figure-skating on wheels


What has bats, balls and an Arizona fanbase? Hint: It’s not baseball

SCOTTSDALE - Even though it’s more popular in other countries, cricket has found a surprising home in Arizona.

Arizona Falcons batsman Varun Ranganat playing cricket