The growth of the renewable energy industry in California's Imperial Valley has lagged. But things may be looking up: Construction has already started on several projects, and one jobs training program is preparing cash in on the promised boom.
Residents stayed indoors last year to celebrate Mexico's 200 years of independence. This year, the city is spending nearly $500,000 on everything from security to entertainment. There were no immediate reports of problems with the celebration.
Jesus Vicente Zambada Niebla, known as “El Mayito”, said he worked with U.S. federal drug agents and can prove it. U.S. officials said that never happened and are trying to prevent him from getting everything they have on the Sinaloa Cartel.
Tensions are high as Native Americans oppose a project that will make snow out of treated sewage for a ski resort on an Arizona mountain they consider sacred. Lawsuits have been filed and protesters have been arrested in an effort to block the project.
The morning commute threatened to be unusually long Thursday at the nation's busiest border crossing after all U.S.-bound traffic was halted the previous day because scaffolding had collapsed, falling on more than a dozen cars and injuring 11 travelers and construction workers.