The federal government has paid $900 million so far to American Indians as part of the Land Buy-Back Program. It’s an effort to help tribes -- mostly in the West -- consolidate their fractionated parcels of land and restore tribal sovereignty.
The presidential candidates’ behavior — the lying, the racist comments, the name calling — isn’t allowed in most classrooms. But it’s all on display on the national stage. Many parents and teachers are having a hard time explaining it to children.
In the final weeks leading up to the general election, Hillary Clinton’s campaign is focusing efforts on divided states like Arizona. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders rallied his Flagstaff supporters Oct. 18 to vote for Clinton.
The U.S. Interior Department has come up with a way to manage the Glen Canyon Dam for the next two decades. The plan released October 7 would provide water and power for its many customers in the West, while attempting to protect the environment in the Grand Canyon downstream.
More National Park Service employees have come forward with complaints of sexual harassment at parks around the country. A federal investigation in January revealed a long history of misconduct at the Grand Canyon.
The public will get a chance to voice their opinions Aug. 29 and 30 about allowing a mining company to reopen three uranium mines on land surrounding Grand Canyon National Park.
When the son of imprisoned drug lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzmán and five others were abducted from a restaurant on Mexico's Pacific coast last week, analysts said revenge attacks would follow. The younger Guzmán is wanted by the U.S. for alleged drug trafficking while working for his father's Sinaloa Federation. But on Saturday, Guzmán was released unharmed.
U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell wrapped up her visit to the Southwest at the Grand Canyon. She talked with the park’s new superintendent and staff about the park's culture of sexual harassment and hostility.
As parents prepare to send their children off to college in the fall, many are concerned about their kids' safety. One in four female college seniors has experienced sexual assault on campus. That’s according to a recent survey by the Association of American Universities.
The National Park Service turns 100 in August. The centennial should be an occasion to celebrate, but the milestone comes at a time when parks are understaffed and are struggling with a $12 billion maintenance backlog. So park superintendents are worried about the next century and who’s going to visit and pay to maintain the nation’s crown jewels.