Members of the Prescott fire department embrace Monday as they arrive to listen in at a news conference in Prescott, Ariz. Julie Jacobson/AP hide caption

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The Fruitvale BART station is closed Monday due to a strike in Oakland, Calif. Negotiations between unions and management broke off late Sunday despite the request of California Gov. Jerry Brown in a last-ditch effort to reach a deal. Ben Margot/AP hide caption

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Texas was decidedly red on the electoral map in NBC News' "Election Plaza" in New York's Rockefeller Center in 2008. Do Democrats really have a chance to turn it blue in the future? Mary Altaffer/AP hide caption

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Camp Sloane director Andrew Keener, staff and campers gather for an end of the year campfire last year. Courtesy of Camp Sloane hide caption

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