Arizona Sen. John McCain is calling for a Justice Department criminal investigation of last summer’s Gold King Mine spill. McCain is part of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, which held a field hearing in Phoenix on Friday.
In the tiny community of Birdsprings, Arizona, there’s a Navajo mother who wants to bring her baby girl home. But she can’t. Her daughter is hooked up to a machine in Phoenix. She needs a small intestine transplant. But the doctors say she can’t have one because her family doesn’t have running water.
Nearly a dozen Texas cities, counties, hospital and school districts are facing the possibility of a bond credit downgrade in the coming months. That's because these local institutions rely on energy-related tax revenue, which has fallen precipitously. And the possibility of bond downgrades is a threat facing other energy-producing states in the southwest.
The Flagstaff City Council decided they needed more time to settle a lawsuit with the Hopi Tribe over the use of reclaimed wastewater on a mountain the Hopi and a dozen other tribes consider sacred.
Now the public can find out if their drinking water is safe with the help of an app. The EPA has developed a new tool that maps U.S. watersheds online.
For the first time, the federal government has made a focused effort to address Native American veteran homelessness. Native Americans serve in the military at a higher rate than any ethnic or racial group.
The National Weather Service has called for a winter weather advisory until noon Wednesday for the state’s high country. Forecasters expect a second storm early Thursday.
The Veterans Affairs Department in El Paso is implementing what could become a national model for health care reform. The plan is for the VA to focus primarily on specialized care unique to the military while outsourcing basic care to private providers.
Many Native Americans with Alzheimer’s are outcasts in their own communities. There’s little knowledge about the disease on reservations, let alone support and resources.
A coalition of government, industry and citizen groups are meeting Monday in Colorado to discuss air quality in the four corners region. The discussion will include new federal requirements on ozone emissions.