Coconino National Forest firefighters are attempting to contain a wildfire about 20 miles northwest of Flagstaff that’s forced the closure of Highway 180 to the Grand Canyon. Officials say the Slate Fire has grown to about 2,200 acres with no containment reported yet. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.
The Biden administration plans to retire dozens of military aircraft at a base in Tucson as part of its budget proposal. Several members of Arizona’s congressional delegation, however, are fighting the plan. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.