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An iconic Navajo activist and matriarch has died. Katherine Smith was best known for standing up to the federal government in the 1970s when it forced thousands of Navajo people to move off their land. She died March 29.
A newspaper on the Mexican border announced it was closing down operations after a reporter in the northern Mexican state of Chihuahua was assassinated late last month.
Katherine Smith
A Navajo icon died March 29. Katherine Smith is most famous for standing up to the federal government when it forced thousands of Navajo people to move.
The Wallow Fire burns in the distance.
A wet winter means fire season is expected to start later than usual in Arizona’s mountains. But southern Arizona is a different story.
The federal government has extended its deadline to April 4 for pitches from businesses who want to help build the wall along the border.
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Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke wants to give tribes more sovereignty when it comes to regulating industries such as coal. He spoke to reporters Wednesday after the Trump administration lifted a moratorium on federal coal leases.
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Despite President Trump’s efforts to bring back coal, a coal fired power plant and coal mine on the Navajo Nation face closures. Hundreds of Navajo people who have worked in the coal industry for generations are worried about their futures.
Firefighter
The U.S. Forest Service is hiring temporary firefighters for the upcoming season. Many in the agency were concerned whether those hires would be limited this year.
Miroslava Breach
A Mexican reporter was fatally shot in the northern state of Chihuahua this week
Gap in the border wall at El Porvenir, Chihuahua, Mexico and Fort Hancock, Texas.
Cemex, the Mexico-based construction materials giant, said it hasn't bid for a contract with the U.S. government for the construction of a wall along the Mexico-U.S. border.
Jamie Thousand
Arizona gave itself a raise in November. And so did Flagstaff. Now the City Council has amended the city’s minimum-wage law so it will have less of a compounded impact on employers.
Felix Herrera
A small lobby at the Mexican Consulate in Phoenix feels a lot like the Motor Vehicle Division. It's where undocumented immigrants wait for a chance to tell their story to a pro-bono lawyer. They sit in hard plastic chairs, clutch official documents and stare at posters that explain how to act if the police pull them over.
Gap in the border wall at El Porvenir, Chihuahua, Mexico and Fort Hancock, Texas.
Members of Congress from along the Mexican border asked the Homeland Security Department Tuesday to give them a breakdown of what the nearly $1 billion first phase of the border wall will look like and how the department will fill 5,000 Border Patrol agent positions.
Pima County supervisors voted Tuesday to oppose any sort of federal tariffs on cross border trade with Mexico.
Canyon Mine
A uranium mine six miles outside Grand Canyon National Park has filled with water from a wet winter. An environmental group and two tribes are concerned with how the company is dealing with it.

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