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A group photo showing women soldiers breastfeeding their babies at a military base in El Paso went viral this week. In the picture ten mothers in camouflage uniforms hold ten hungry babies to their chests.
September 16, 2015
Brockovich
Erin Brockovich spoke to a crowd gathered at Shiprock High School about taking a stand. She said all it takes is one person.
September 09, 2015
A coalition of Texas clinics fighting strict state abortion rules appealed to the Supreme Court on Wednesday. The clinics argue the state is intentionally limiting access to abortion for millions of women.
September 03, 2015
The town of Douglas, on the Arizona-Mexico border, recently lost its hospital and the ripple effect is evident: job loss, emergency services overwhelmed, and people worried about their safety.
September 01, 2015
Navajo farm
The Navajo farming authority has shut down irrigation for the rest of the season because of its concerns over contamination.
August 11, 2015
mine spill
The Navajo president has threatened to sue the EPA over the Colorado mine spill. Federal and tribal officials are setting up potable water stations and alerting communities to the contamination, as the toxic waste is making its way through the reservation.
August 11, 2015
EPA logo
The EPA unintentionally released about a million gallons of yellow sludge from a Colorado mine into the Animas River Thursday. Officials downstream blasted the agency for not initially taking the spill more seriously.
August 07, 2015
The Cochise Regional Hospital in Douglas is likely to close Friday due to the loss of federal Medicare and Medicaid payments. It is the only hospital on the Southeastern border of the state.
July 30, 2015
The decision by the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals will allow full implementation of a Texas law passed in 2013. The law requires abortion clinics to meet stricter standards, including upgrading their facilities to a hospital-like setting.
June 09, 2015
junk food
This month the Navajo Nation started taxing junk food and soda. No other tribe, and only one city — Berkeley, Calif. — has successfully passed such a law. Navajo leaders are trying to trim obesity rates that are almost three times the national average. But half of the tribe is unemployed and say they can’t afford more expensive food.
April 08, 2015

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