Ryan Randazzo Arizona Republic Published 12:44 AM EST Nov 21, 2018 The role Pacific Gas & Electric Co.’s power lines may have played in igniting California's deadliest-ever wildfire is bringing scrutiny to other electric utilities. PG&E issued two incident reports indicating it had problems on power lines near the origin of the Camp Fire in Butte County around the time it started the morning of Nov. 8. The investigation is sure to take months, but the news comes on the heels of investigative reports that blamed PG&E equipment for 17 fires that struck California in 2017. Power lines have caused other fires in other states in recent years, though none as deadly as the Camp Fire. “It’s becoming a bigger problem,” said Stephen Pyne, a fire historian and professor at Arizona State University. Lightning is usually the most common cause of wildfires, and those blazes can be troublesome because they ignite far from the roads that make them easier … [Read more...] about California fires are often sparked by power lines; does it happen in AZ?
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President Donald Trump talks to a pilot in the cockpit of an F-35 aircraft during a Defense Capability Tour at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Friday, Oct. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) The Arizona GOP enlisted the party’s campaigner-in-chief at a Friday rally in Mesa to boost Republican enthusiasm for U.S. Senate candidate Martha McSally and down-ballot Republicans ahead of the congressional midterm election. President Donald Trump praised himself for appointing two conservative Supreme Court justices, cutting taxes and pushing for a border wall and insisted that progress would be lost if “radical” Democrats won control of Congress this election cycle. “If the radical Democrats take control of Congress on Nov. 6, they will try to plunge our country into a nightmare of gridlock, poverty and chaos,” he said. Trump also touted McSally, who spoke for about five minutes in comparison to the president’s 50 minutes, as someone who fought for her … [Read more...] about Trump in AZ rally urges Republicans to ‘cast second greatest vote ever’ for McSally
By Dianne de Guzman, SFGATE Updated 6:46 pm PDT, Sunday, October 14, 2018 FILE - In this file photo taken on October 2, 2018 US President Donald Trump speaks during a "Make America Great Again" rally at Landers Center in Southaven, Mississippi. Trump denied making fun of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford during a speech, but credited his address with helping Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to the Supreme Court. less FILE - In this file photo taken on October 2, 2018 US President Donald Trump speaks during a "Make America Great Again" rally at Landers Center in Southaven, Mississippi. Trump denied making fun of Dr. ... more Photo: Mandel Ngan / AFP / Getty Images President Donald Trump is cheered at a rally in Southaven, Miss., on Tuesday night, Oct. 2, 2018. Trump sharply mocked the woman whose allegation of sexual assault has upended his effort to install a second justice on the Supreme Court, escalating a battle … [Read more...] about Trump denies making fun of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, says she was ‘treated with great respect’
Kelsey Mo Arizona Republic Published 10:16 PM EDT Oct 5, 2018 Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., said Friday that he intends to vote for President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, a man who has been publicly accused of sexual assault, barring any big changes. His announcement came after the U.S. Senate voted to 51-49 to move to a final vote on Saturday. Left-leaning social media fumed at Flake, an Arizona Republican who is retiring after a single Senate term. Annie Shields, who works for the liberal magazine The Nation, threatened to start a harassment campaign against Flake. Steve Silberman, a New York Times best-selling author, said that both Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, who said she would also vote to confirm Kavanaugh, and Flake are "more dangerous than straight-up hardliners" because they "generate a lot of smoke and confusion." MORE: Twitter reaction to Jeff Flake's Kavanaugh vote: 'To Flake' now a political verb Robbie … [Read more...] about Social media erupts in anger over Sen. Jeff Flake, ‘the Hamlet of AZ’
Justin Sink, Bloomberg Published 7:19 am PDT, Friday, October 5, 2018 President Donald Trump criticizes anti-Kavanauagh protesters. President Donald Trump criticizes anti-Kavanauagh protesters. Photo: President Donald J. Trump Via Twitter Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., speaks at the Forbes 30 Under 30 Summit, Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, in Boston, and looks back at a photo of him being confronted in an elevator Friday at the Capitol in Washington by two women who said they were sexual assault victims. They were imploring him to change his mind after he announced he would support Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court. less Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., speaks at the Forbes 30 Under 30 Summit, Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, in Boston, and looks back at a photo of him being confronted in an elevator Friday at the Capitol in Washington by two ... more … [Read more...] about Trump Says George Soros Backs ‘Paid Professional’ Kavanaugh Protesters