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A year of agonized, unanswered questions: How did a well-trained crew of professional hotshots come to abandon their designated safety zone and walk into a wall of fire? (via LA Times)

A year of agonized, unanswered questions: How did a well-trained crew of professional hotshots come to abandon their designated safety zone and walk into a wall of fire? (via LA Times)


Princesses of Rodeo: Inside Arizona’s Miss Sweetheart Pageant (via The Cut)


PHOENIX — A pack of 26 stray Chihuahuas rode 2,400 miles in the back of an S.U.V. in late March, a cross-country trip from an animal shelter here to another just outside Philadelphia, where all but one were adopted in days.

That same week, a retired orthopedic surgeon, Peter Rork, loaded 30 other Chihuahuas into his retrofitted Cessna 206 and flew them from Phoenix to Boise, Idaho, where small dogs are a hot commodity. Next month, he will fly about 36 Chihuahuas from Scottsdale, Ariz., to the same destination.

“Supply and demand, that’s what it boils down to,” said Judy Zimet, a real estate lawyer here who serves as executive director of Dog Is My Copilot, Mr. Rork’s rescue group. “In Phoenix, Chihuahuas are a dime a dozen; in Idaho and Montana, there are so few of them you have to get on a waiting list to adopt them.”

Arizona’s most popular exports have long included the “four C’s,” as they are known here: copper, cattle, citrus and cotton. And lately, Chihuahuas could almost join that list.

Arizona Adds Chihuahuas to Its List of Exports (via NYT)



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