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Changing Woman, Part 5: The Healer
Like thousands of other Navajos, Haley Laughter was raised Mormon and had to seek out her people’s spiritual teachings. Today, she bridges that cultural gap that so many young Navajos are trying to leap across. This is the fifth episode of "Changing Woman," and today's lesson is: "You are sacred."
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Sep. 12, 2018
Southwest Key Worker Convicted As Investigation Continues
A former employee of Southwest Key Programs has been convicted of sex crimes against the undocumented kids he once served. On Friday, a jury found 25-year-old Levian Pacheco guilty of 10 charges after a short trial in federal court.
Sep. 11, 2018
Changing Woman, Part 4: The Mother
Jeneda Benally is making music that empowers indigenous youth because she wants her daughters to grow up in a world where they feel strong and powerful. She and her brother just released an album called “Fight Like A Woman.”
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Sep. 11, 2018
Legal Groups Call For Immigration Court To Be Own System
The national union for immigration judges wants those judges and their corresponding court system to be pulled out from the Department of Justice.
Sep. 10, 2018
Dominic Lanza Appointed To Federal Bench In AZ
The U.S. Senate confirmed a new judge to the federal bench in Arizona. Dominic Lanza, who is currently a federal prosecutor, has prosecuted some storied cases in Arizona’s recent past.
Sep. 10, 2018
Changing Woman, Part 3: The Leader
Navajo Council Delegate Amber Kanazbah Crotty, whose middle name means “warrior,” has started her own #MeToo movement without the hashtags. She’s confronted her colleagues and has written policies about the violence against women that pervades her culture. This is part three of Changing Woman, a series about the modern Navajo woman.
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Sep. 10, 2018
Jury Convicts Southwest Key Worker Of Sex Crimes
A former worker at a shelter for immigrant children has been convicted of sex crimes against the kids he once served.
Sep. 7, 2018
Changing Woman, Part 2: The Historian
In the second episode of Changing Woman, we meet Navajo historian Jennifer Denetdale. Through her story and the book she wrote about her great-great-great-grandparents, we will better understand how women’s power has been repressed.
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Sep. 7, 2018
Trump Administration Wants To Replace Flores Settlement
President Donald Trump’s administration wants to be freed from a decades-old court agreement dealing with undocumented immigrant children in federal custody, and officials say the government’s new proposal will guarantee kids get dignity and respect.
Sep. 6, 2018
Changing Woman, Part 1: Kinaaldá
The traditional stories that define Navajo culture revere women. But today, rape and domestic violence rates surge. So what happened? That’s what we set out to answer in this series named after Changing Woman, or Asdzą́ą́ Nádleehé. We’ll meet the women who prove that despite generations of cultural genocide, the heart of Navajo culture still beats.
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Sep. 6, 2018
Spill Victims Cheer Mexican Supreme Court Ruling
The Mexican Supreme Court has ruled in favor of a small Sonoran community opposed to a copper mine’s tailings pond.
Sep. 5, 2018
Think Tank Calls For Completion Of Mexico City Airport
Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador will receive public comment on the construction of Mexico City’s new airport until Wednesday as part of his incoming administration’s review of the 4-year-old project.
Sep. 4, 2018
Sonora, New Mexico Sign New Agreements
New Mexico and Sonora governors signed new agreements on education and security at a plenary meeting of the New Mexico-Sonora Commission in Santa Fe last week.
Sep. 4, 2018
Mexican Supreme Court To Rule On Mine Case
Mexico’s Supreme Court will soon rule on a case brought by victims of a massive 2014 mine spill along a river just across the Arizona border in the Mexican state of Sonora.
Sep. 4, 2018
Trump Rejects Pay Increase For Federal Border Agents
The labor union that represents millions of federal employees, including 12,000 U.S. Border Patrol agents criticized the Trump Administration for freezing their pay Thursday. But they also criticized the border agent union which endorsed President Donald Trump for not speaking up against the pay freeze.
Aug. 31, 2018
Eloy Faces $40M Lawsuit Over Toddler
The city of Eloy is facing a $40 million lawsuit. Litigants in the case say they're also targeting Immigration and Customs Enforcement as well as the massive private detention center corporation that runs facilities in Arizona known as CoreCivic.
Aug. 30, 2018
Eloy Threatened With $40M Lawsuit Over Detention Center
Lawyers for a young Guatemalan immigrant mother whose child died after she was released from custody intend to file lawsuits against the private detention company who held the pair, the federal government and the city of Eloy.
Aug. 29, 2018
Sonoran Gov. Supports Special Border Zone
The governor of Sonora, Mexico, says a special border zone would bring economic development to the region. Arizona leaders are interested in the idea, but say they need more details.
Aug. 28, 2018
U.S., Mexico Officials May Sign Trade Deal Without Canada
Top U.S. and Mexico officials are leaving room for a trade agreement that would exclude Canada.
Aug. 28, 2018
Family Accuses Eloy For Child
Lawyers for a Guatemalan mother said Tuesday they are planning to sue the city of Eloy, Ariz., over the death of a 19-month-old baby who died, they said, after she’d grown ill inside a ICE facility last May.
Aug. 28, 2018