Grand Canyon National Park is trying to move past a scathing sexual misconduct report released in January by the Inspector General’s Office. In attempts to change the culture of harassment the agency is investigating just how extensive complaints of sexual harassment have been at national parks, is setting up a confidential hotline and for the first time, is appointing a woman to oversee the park.
July 28, 2016
Residents of Vado, New Mexico are filling the potholes in their dirt roads with recycled roof shingles. It's a temporary solution for an ongoing problem in colonias across the U.S./Mexico border.
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.
The U.S. government announced Tuesday it is expanding its efforts to help Central American families trying to get to the U.S. in order to stave off a surge of migrants at the border.
Navajo leaders and community members are outraged and are petitioning for a federal investigation into the shooting death of a Navajo woman last March. The Maricopa County Attorney said Friday he will not press charges against the police officer involved.
A woman who sued U.S. Customs and Border Protection after being subjected to a series of body cavity searches has reached a settlement with the agency worth nearly half a million dollars.
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.
While Mexico has said it would never agree to pay for the border wall proposed by Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, analysts say a Mexican company could profit from its construction.
The detention center reopened Tuesday. Arizona had 22 reported cases of measles, all stemming from the facility.
The General Services Administration plans to investigate the drainage tunnel running beneath the downtown Nogales port of entry in early August.
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.
The tree is known in government reports as Cottonwood W. It’s somewhere between 100 and 150 years old— and it's dying.
Federal prosecutors have asked a major Mexican drug trafficker pay a $10 billion fine and serve a life sentence for his crimes.
So far, 790 cases have been put on hold since the outbreak forced the shuttering of the court.