Only a dozen of the 566 U.S. tribes recognize same-sex marriage. In fact the country’s largest tribes -- the Cherokee and the Navajo -- have laws specifically prohibiting the unions.
July 31, 2015
The Cochise Regional Hospital in Douglas is likely to close Friday due to the loss of federal Medicare and Medicaid payments. It is the only hospital on the Southeastern border of the state.
July 30, 2015
A coalition of immigration attorneys sent a letter to Immigration and Customs Enforcement Monday alleging that officials are violating the due process rights of migrant families as they are being released from two detention facilities in Texas.
The federal judge overseeing the racial profiling case against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio ordered U.S. Marshals to seize records the sheriff’s office failed to turn over to the court.
Tucson Police Chief Roberto Villaseñor announced Tuesday that he is firing five officers accused of being involved in a prostitution ring. A total of 10 employees were part of a months long investigation.
Navajo voters approved a referendum Tuesday that makes it possible for the tribe’s next president and vice president to be non-Navajo-speaking. The historic vote relaxes the fluency requirement.
Twelve people were sentenced in Tucson Monday for protesting Operation Streamline, a federal immigration court program that fast tracks deportation proceedings. The program was started in 2005 as a strategy to deter repeat illegal border crossers.
A high profile trial in the Mexican border city of Juárez ended this weekend in a guilty verdict for five men accused of sex trafficking and murder. The victims were young women who vanished from the streets of downtown Juárez beginning in 2008.
A three-judge panel in the Mexican border city of Juárez is expected to announce a verdict today in a high-profile trial that centers on the disappearances and deaths of 11 young women.
The U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs held a hearing July 15 on juvenile justice in Indian Country. It comes on the heels of three recent reports that conclude the system is failing Native American youth.
Universities across the Southwest are redesigning their campuses to make them more environmentally friendly. That includes one college transformation in West Texas that combines desert landscaping with Himalayan architecture.
Navajo voters will decide on July 21 whether candidates for president and vice president should speak the tribe’s language well enough to hold office. Currently they must speak and write Navajo fluently.
City crews were cleaning up streets in parts of Nogales, Ariz., on Monday after monsoon rains caused the city’s main wash to flood.
On Thursday a federal judge in Tucson ruled that a U.S. Border Patrol agent can be sued for the shooting death of a Mexican teen.
Arizona is nation’s largest producer of solar energy per capita, in large part due to the state’s renewable energy mandate that forces utilities to buy solar and wind energy. But the state that leads the nation in wind power — Texas — is now flirting with the notion of eliminating its mandate, one that analysts say has paved the way for Texas to embrace wind power.