People who had been living in a homeless camp in downtown Tucson had to move out or face arrest on Friday. The camp is part of an ongoing debate between the city, federal courts and activists over the regulation of where and how homeless people should be able to live in the city.
The federal government announced this week it has awarded more than $2 billion to people exposed to radiation during the atomic tests near Las Vegas in the 1950s. But it still has not recognized the county that was exposed to the highest levels of radioactive fallout.
Almost 70 percent of Navajo children have untreated tooth decay, according to a recent University of Colorado study. That’s three times higher than the national average. The study blames a lack of access, saying there aren’t enough dentists for the largest tribe in the country.
In 2006, an E. coli outbreak in California Spinach rocked the fresh produce industry. Nearly 200 people across the country got sick. Three died. Farmers in Arizona were paying close attention. Arizona, along with California, produces almost all of the nation’s leafy greens and so they both got to work developing a more stringent approach to food safety.
Jason Odhner helped found a community clinic in Phoenix and worked as a nurse at a local hospital. His next patients will be Ebola victims.
Despite high incidence of sexual assault on the Navajo Nation, many women in Indian Country have been denied access to Plan B.
Forty percent of the Navajo Nation doesn’t have running water. A Los Angeles-based nonprofit is trying to change that one community at a time.
Firefighters face a multitude of cancer-causing agents but one of the most insidious is the exhaust from their own trucks. There's now funding available to install exhaust removal systems.
Recent studies say firefighters are twice as likely to get certain types of cancer than the general public. But scientists say stricter firefighting safety practices could lower those rates.
One of every five people on the Navajo Nation in Arizona is considered food insecure. That means they may not know where their next meal is coming from. A community on the western edge of the reservation has just gotten a grant to help.