January 27 is the first National Downwinders Day to recognize people in western states exposed to radiation from nuclear test sites in Nevada. Last year, the U.S. Senate voted unanimously to honor downwinders.
Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, (D-Ariz.) also submitted her resignation to focus on recovering from a gunshot wound.
The students gathered at a ballroom the same day the Congressional Hispanic Caucus asked top education officials to intervene, saying the Arizona law banning Mexican American studies violates federal law.
The Latino education gap doesn't seem to apply to girls: Latinas attend college and graduate at a much higher rate than males. As part of an ongoing series, we look at a program that helps young Hispanic girls and their mamas.
In 2008, President Obama largely ignored the home turf of his opponent, John McCain. His campaign says 2012 will be different.
Democrats in the state legislature say it's time to repeal the law. Their Republicans counterparts pledge to block any attempt at changing the controversial law.
Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) will attend the State of the Union in Washington D.C. Tuesday night. It will be the end of her five year career in federal service-she will resign later this week.
A coal-fired power plant on the Navajo Nation may be forced to increase water rates to afford required federal pollution controls.
Relatives asked to be included in the case against an accused gun buyer whose weapons were allegedly found where Agent Brian Terry was slain. The judge said the link is too weak for them to be part of the case.
Tribal officials accuse the federal government of allowing a uranium mill to discard radioactive material at the Tuba City Open Dump. The Feds say it was contaminated by winds carrying dust from abandoned mines.