Congress held a field hearing in Kingman on Monday for forgotten "downwinders" — people suffering from cancer caused by the fallout of atomic testing near Las Vegas in the 1950s.
April 15, 2014
Flagstaff police and partner agencies are investigating several recent human-caused wildfires. A dry winter and more homeless heading to the forest have emergency crews beefing up patrols.
April 16, 2014
Monday at sundown marks the beginning of the Jewish holiday, Passover. For the past decade, a Seder in Phoenix has been bringing together people from two ethnic communities.
A hearing will be held Monday in Mohave County for “downwinders,” or people exposed to radioactive fallout after nuclear tests in the 1950s near Las Vegas. Many have not yet been compensated by the federal government.
The week's top stories from Fronteras: The Changing America Desk.
Climate change has led to longer fire seasons with larger, more complex and more costly fires. Last year the National Forest Service and the Interior Department had to borrow $650 million from other federal programs to fund increased firefighting costs.
There is more grass on the ground in New Mexico thanks to a brief but heavy episode of rain late last year. The extra grass is now fuel for wildfires as drought conditions persist across the Southwest.
Small farmers in northern New Mexico often struggle to making a living off the land. But a growing interest in local food may bring new opportunities.
The major rivers of the Southwest are hurting as snow becomes increasingly scarce. But an ancient irrigation system in northern New Mexico may help delay further water loss downstream.
The week's top stories from Fronteras: The Changing America Desk.
A January 2014 incursion by two Mexican soldiers into Arizona has been confirmed by multiple sources.
Protests are planned around the country this weekend to commemorate what some estimate to be the Obama administration’s 2 millionth deportation. But some on the other side of the debate are concerned the administration has been padding the numbers.
The federal government settled one of the largest contamination cleanup lawsuits in history Thursday. For many years Anadarko Petroleum tried to pass along billions of dollars in cleanup obligations to its subsidiaries.
Mennonites enjoy a justifiably earned reputation for honesty and industriousness. This is the story of one Mennonite who is linked to at least 10 cases of high-volume marijuana smuggling after allegedly recruiting Mexicans to act as unwitting drug mules.
Members of the Catholic clergy were in Nogales, Ariz., to call on Congress to fix the broken immigration system.