Our nation was recently reminded of the incredible risks firefighters take when 19 men lost their lives fighting a wildfire in Arizona.
The Hotshot crew faced a fierce blaze in extreme heat, brutal winds and tinderbox conditions. As sons, brothers, husbands and fathers, the firefighters leave behind family and friends mourning such a devastating loss.
At two recent public meetings, officials avoided public comment on separate issues that clearly mattered to local residents. Ignoring the elephant in the room may be easier, but even when the elephant seems especially big, we believe it’s better to confront it head-on.