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Federal Budget Cuts

Yarnell deaths lend urgency to DC talks on forest thinning In DC, voices rise for more efforts on wildfire prevention

Today the 8,400 acres that burned in Central Arizona's Yarnell Hill fire in which 19 firefighters died look like a moonscape. Gone are chaparral, scrub oak, evergreen trees and shrubs that adorned that landscape. In their place are caked ash and soot.

July 14, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Flight delays soar as FAA cuts hours for air controllers

Flight delays piled up all across the country Monday as thousands of air traffic controllers were forced to take an unpaid day off because of federal budget cuts, providing the most visible impact yet of Congress and the White House's failure to agree on a long-term deficit-reduction plan.

April 23, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

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