Erin Brockovich spoke to a crowd gathered at Shiprock High School about taking a stand. She said all it takes is one person.
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.
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.
The Navajo farming authority has shut down irrigation for the rest of the season because of its concerns over contamination.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A debate is brewing over whether facilities that house unaccompanied migrant girls must provide them with access to emergency contraception or abortion. A major Catholic organization refuses to facilitate that access, including in cases of rape.