Federal regulators have granted Native American tribes more power to block hydropower projects on their land after a flurry of applications were filed to expand renewable energy in the water-scarce U.S. Southwest.
The civil suit was filed October of 2022 against five Arizona gun shops the Mexican government says has routinely supplied guns to criminal groups in Mexico — including three in Tucson, one in Phoenix and one in Yuma.
This last weekend's 34th annual World Championship Hoop Dance Contest, with deep ties to the Southwest, has been elevated to another level for audiences, both in the arena and back at home. → More tribal natural resoures stories
A Pima County-run program that offers transportation, food, medical care and temporary shelter to asylum seekers released into the United States may end by April. That, as the federal funding that’s been sustaining it has run out.
On a party-line vote, the House Appropriations Committee tightened up existing statutes that already require employers to use the federal E-Verify system to determine the immigration status of those they hire. Violations could mean $10,000 fines and possible prison terms.
The administration is using what's called Deferred Enforced Departure, a status given to non-US citizens whose countries have been deemed unsafe for return, because of conflict, natural disasters or other issues.
Most undocumented people living in the U.S. lack a legal pathway to citizenship. Under current U.S. law, those who leave to apply for visa in their home countries could get a multi-year or permanent ban from returning.
Lawmakers in Washington have re-introduced a measure that could finally provide a pathway to citizenship for Afghans who worked alongside Americans there and were evacuated from their home country in 2021.
Packrats are pests, particularly for car owners in and around the Valley. Yet this species is prized among Apaches in winter. And even an essential ingredient for their traditional diet. → More tribal natural resoures stories
PFAS are a group of widely-used, human-made chemicals that have been linked to health issues like cancer. Now, the Department of Defense is green-lighting investigations into sites that have been exposed to contamination.
Copper and other minerals like it are used in everything from motors and cellphones to solar fields and electric vehicles. Now, domestic production is ramping up in an effort the Biden administration says will help meet green energy goals. → ‘March to Oak Flat’ is still trekking along a decade later