Twenty-two young Native American women will compete for the Miss Indian World title this week in Albuquerque. Similar to Miss America the winner will represent all indigenous people throughout North America. But it’s not your typical pageant.
April 22, 2015
Every year the Rio Grande surrenders its waters for human use.Today there's a government-led effort to buy back water rights to benefit the river. The water will irrigate native vegetation along the banks of the Rio Grande in southern New Mexico.
April 22, 2015
After a six-month long legal battle, the largest tribe in the country appears to have a new president. Navajo voters cast their ballots Tuesday for Russell Begaye.
One of the most-watched racial profiling cases takes a dramatic turn Tuesday. Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and four officers are facing contempt of court charges for repeatedly violating a federal judge's orders in a longstanding racial profiling lawsuit.
In southern New Mexico, humans drastically altered the course of the Rio Grande decades ago to better serve farmers and an international water treaty. Today a government-led effort is attempting to restore the river to a more natural state.
If all goes as planned, Navajo voters will finally get a chance to cast their ballot for the tribe’s president April 21. The election was postponed in November over a language issue.
A border crossing that's seen as part of a template to rescue damaged, rural economies along the Rio Grande has marked its second anniversary. The symbolic importance of the crossing was heralded by visits from cabinet secretaries from the U.S. and Mexico.
Mexico has awarded a contract to a group of Texas companies to build a natural gas pipeline from the energy-rich Permian Basin of west Texas to the border. The line would run through ranch land where many owners vehemently oppose the project. But in Texas, pipeline builders can legally seize private land under the power of eminent domain.
Environmental groups plan to appeal a federal judge’s decision that would allow a uranium mine south of Grand Canyon National Park to operate.
This month the Navajo Nation started taxing junk food and soda. No other tribe, and only one city — Berkeley, Calif. — has successfully passed such a law. Navajo leaders are trying to trim obesity rates that are almost three times the national average. But half of the tribe is unemployed and say they can’t afford more expensive food.
Representatives for the dairy industry, environmental groups and state officials came to an agreement on how to revise rules regulating wastewater management and groundwater monitoring.
A debate is brewing over whether facilities that house unaccompanied migrant girls must provide them with access to emergency contraception or abortion. A major Catholic organization refuses to facilitate that access, including in cases of rape.
Friday marks the first night of the Jewish holiday Passover, which begins with the traditional seder meal. At the seder, many Jews have a custom of saying by the time the holiday rolls around next year, they hope they will be in Jerusalem. But in fact, many wind up right here in Arizona.
The Rio Grande Trail will run 500 miles across New Mexico from Colorado to Texas. Officials say it will be New Mexico's version of the Appalachian Trail.
A Louisiana man has been sentenced by a U.S. District Court judge in Arizona for leading a human smuggling organization based in the state.