Stories for September 13, 2013
The U.S. Forest Service announced Friday the intention to transfer the contract for an unprecedented forest thinning project to a financially sound company. Good Earth Power Global said it can handle the investment but it typically works in Africa, not forests of the southwestern United States.
Patients hoping to score prescription painkillers from San Diego and Imperial County hospital emergency departments need to think again.
Under renewed agreements, a San Diego Gas & Electric-owned helitanker will be available for firefighter efforts in San Diego County.
How do you break out of the pack if you're in a mayoral race with dozens of other candidates?
At the end of June, 15 New Mexico behavioral health agencies had their Medicaid funding frozen by the state's Human Services Department due to "credible allegations of fraud."
The world is filled with injustice. All you need do is pick up a newspaper or go online and you’ll find a litany of human rights violations—victims of torture and kidnappings, people being sent to prison camps by their own government, women suffering untold abuse at the hands of their husbands or fathers while authorities look the other way, and children being forced into labor and prostitution. Here in San Diego, Chilean-born Fabiola Navarro sees fighting such human rights violations as a life-long cause.
The Obamacare web-based health insurance marketplace goes online at the start of October. That's when consumers will finally get to see just how much it's going to cost them to enroll in the various health insurance plans.
A bill authored by state Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, D-San Diego, that seeks to permit law licenses for people in the country illegally cleared the Legislature Thursday and was awaiting Gov. Jerry Brown's signature Friday.
It took 80 years to rise to power, but now, after only 12 months, the Muslim Brotherhood has been ousted by its longtime foe — the Egyptian military. In a special FRONTLINE report, veteran Middle East correspondents Martin Smith (“Obama’s War,” “Return of the Taliban,” “Revolution in Cairo”) and Charles Sennott of GlobalPost (“Revolution in Cairo”) examine the rise and rapid fall of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood. How did the Brotherhood lose control? Could the U.S. have done anything to alter the course of events in Egypt? With unique access to the Brotherhood’s leadership, FRONTLINE follows the Islamist movement as it plots its next move.
This afternoon in Nogales, Ariz., a partisan group of border community residents, activists, and politicians will stage their own version of a protest that's been steadily moving along the border.
Over the years, we've done lots of stories about the importance of drinking water to stay hydrated.
Fire crews have increased containment of a wildfire that destroyed nearly 70 homes in rural Northern California.
The governor has until Oct. 13 to act on the bill that would require the development of an earthquake early warning system.
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PRESCOTT, Ariz. - Federal officials say the deadly Yarnell Hill Fire is nearly half contained, but in just a few days it managed to destroy 19 lives and at least 129 homes.
Heavy rains have dominated the weather forecasts across much of the Southwest this week. Some areas in eastern New Mexico have seen almost four inches of rain so far. That's more than double the average amount of moisture that usually falls there in the entire month of September.
Thomas Weller would have died in a snow bank in 1964 had a stranger not helped him. Weller, 65, has been helping strangers in the same way ever since.