Arizona

Recent headlines have darkened the hopes of the rising solar power industry. But an Arizona company is shining a ray of light on the sector: Its manufacturing costs are low enough to compete with Third World factories.
September 28, 2011
Officials have forcibly medicated suspect Jared Lee Loughner because they said he posed a danger at the prison. Defense attorneys argue that prosecutors have not shown Loughner’s mental condition can be improved so that he can go to trial.
September 27, 2011
Congress is pushing ahead with a bill to mandate U.S. employers use E-Verify. But California leads an opposition effort to make E-Verify optional.
September 23, 2011
Members of No More Deaths claim agents pushed Mexican nationals into cactus, chased them through the desert in the middle of the night and punched pregnant women in the stomach while detained.
September 22, 2011
Over the last 70 years, groundwater in Arizona's alluvial basins has been depleted by more than 74.5 million acre-feet, or approximately three times the maximum storage of Lake Powell.
September 21, 2011
The Navajo Nation is lobbying the United Nations Human Rights Council in its quest to stop a project that will make snow out of recycled waste water on a mountain they consider sacred.
September 21, 2011
Months after Arizona's State Superintendent declared Tuscon's Mexican American Studies program illegal, teachers are grappling with how to teach history in a way that's relevant, accurate, and legal.
September 19, 2011
The GAO found that since May 2011, the National Guard helped in the arrest of 6 percent of illegal immigrants crossing the border and less than 3 percent of marijuana seized on the border.
September 15, 2011
Klee Benally
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.
September 15, 2011
Mexican officials will release the animals on a ranch in northeastern Sonora, near the U.S. Mexico border. The Mexican Wolf once roamed much of the Southwest.
September 13, 2011

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