Arizona Congressman Matt Salmon is proposing stricter rules that would prevent unauthorized immigrants accused of crimes to be released from custody while awaiting deportation proceedings.
June 30, 2015
Attorney General Mark Brnovich is appealing a court decision that allows young immigrants who qualify for an Obama administration program to pay the in-state tuition rate at the Maricopa Community Colleges.
July 01, 2015
Social media has made connecting with faraway friends and relatives so easy, many of us take it for granted. But imagine if it was the only way to interact with the ones you love. For millions of immigrant families separated by a border and a lack of legal documents, social media has become a critical lifeline.
In July, Flagstaff artists plan to begin work on the second half of what is soon to be Arizona’s largest mural. The 4,500-square-foot mural has been in the works for two years.
After years of record-breaking wildfires across the southwest, fire managers are finally catching their breath this season. A wetter-than-average spring is allowing them to focus on preventing mega-fires in the future.
This time of year long parades of tourists drive through the Hopi and Navajo Nations taking pictures of the painted desert, red sandstone buttes and desert wildflowers. What they often don’t see behind the rocks -- illegal dumpsites.
Federal bank regulators visited Nogales last week to discuss hurdles to banking on the border. Banks have stopped servicing some Arizona border businesses due to federal anti-money laundering regulations.
The decision by the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals will allow full implementation of a Texas law passed in 2013. The law requires abortion clinics to meet stricter standards, including upgrading their facilities to a hospital-like setting.
San Juan County volunteer firefighters respond to about 2,000 calls a year on the Navajo Nation. And they’ve done it for more than two decades. The New Mexico county fire department says it can no longer afford to provide emergency services to the eastern portion of the Navajo Nation.
The United States and Mexico are preparing to launch a program that would speed up commercial border crossings by allowing customs agents from both countries to conduct pre-inspections on foreign soil.
Midterm elections in Mexico — as in the United States — are a referendum on a president’s performance. On Sunday, because of term limits, Mexicans will elect an entirely new congress along with 17 state legislatures and a host of governors and mayors.
As many as 200,000 people submitted comments to the U.S. Forest Service urging the agency to reject development plans just south of the Grand Canyon.
Tusayan, the tiny town just south of the Grand Canyon, has requested road and utility easements that would literally pave the way to a controversial development. June 2 is the last day for public comments.
We know that too much salt is bad for your diet. It's also bad for growing crops. Salty soil is a common problem for farmers in the arid West. It only gets worse during a drought when there's not enough water to flush the salts out. In New Mexico one crop that's suffering is the state's beloved chile pepper.
The Hopi Tribe has lost another overseas battle over sacred ceremonial items. French government officials have turned down the Hopi Tribe’s latest request to stop Monday’s sale. It’s the sixth such legal challenge the tribe has lost in the past three years.