Co-founder of San Carlos Apache Tribe nonprofit wins ‘More Than a Pet Community Hero’
San Carlos Apache Tribe member Julie Cassadore was recently named the "More Than a Pet Community Hero" by the Humane Society of the U.S. This national award recognizes people who improve access and equity to pet care in their communities.
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May 28, 2024
Grand Canyon National Park is hosting a star party
Grand Canyon National Park will be hosting a star party on both the South and North rims this weekend. The park’s 34th annual weeklong event is free to the public and parking passes are good for seven days, so you could view on both rims for one price.
May 28, 2024
Navajo Nation president to address sexual harassment allegations made by vice president
The president of the Navajo Nation will address allegations of sexual harassment made by his vice-president last month at a press conference slated for Tuesday.
May 28, 2024
This popular Flagstaff-area trail has reopened
The Mount Elden Trailhead is the national forest’s busiest region. It reopened recently after two months of reconstruction that expanded the parking lot to accommodate 50 vehicles and included a new mountain biking trail: the Full Sail Trail.
May 28, 2024
Senate committee approves northern Arizona flood and drought resilience projects
A key U.S. Senate committee has unanimously approved a broad set of initiatives to help shore up flood and drought resistance in northern Arizona as part of a larger water bill.
May 25, 2024
Reports illustrate National Guard activities near border
Internal government reports have shed light on the activities of National Guard troops deployed to Arizona border communities by Gov. Katie Hobbs in December.
May 24, 2024
Navajo president: Failing to pass tribal water rights settlement would be another form of genocide
The president of the Navajo Nation has signed the resolution approving the historic Northeastern Arizona Indian Water Rights Settlement Agreement. In doing so, he joined officials from the Hopi and San Juan Paiute tribes.
May 24, 2024
Navajo Nation to receive new natural gas pipeline infrastructure
U.S. government officials will visit the Navajo Nation capital on Friday to announce a modernization plan for natural gas pipelines on tribal land.
May 23, 2024
Audit: Border Patrol inconsistently handling migrants possessions
A government audit found that Border Patrol agents don’t consistently keep track of the personal possessions of the people they take into custody.
May 23, 2024
Navajo council approves $5 billion water rights settlement
The Navajo Nation Council has signed off on a proposed water rights settlement that carries a price tag larger than any such agreement enacted by Congress would ensure water for two other tribes in Arizona.
May 23, 2024
Arizona Senate Republicans advance controversial border ballot measure
A border security ballot measure advanced through the Arizona Senate on Wednesday on party lines with amendments that Republicans say will ensure no one is racially profiled under the proposal.
May 23, 2024
Study: Invasive plants are making wildfires worse
A new study found that an increase in non-native vegetation like red brome, stinknet and buffelgrass has led to bigger and more persistent fires in Arizona’s Sonoran Desert.
May 22, 2024
Law of the river dictates water talks in agricultural Yuma
The Colorado River’s flow is governed by a complex set of agreements made between the entities that rely on it. But that system is in flux as the river's future becomes more uncertain, and the Yuma Valley is at the crux of it all.
Every last drop: Tackling big questions about Arizona's water future
May 22, 2024
Bisbee library, Tucson museum recognized with Institute of Museum medals
The federal Institute of Museum and Library Services has recognized two Arizona mainstays for their work in the communities they serve.
May 21, 2024
Navajo president: Regalia at graduations is protected after N.M. incident
The president of the Navajo Nation has directed all schools serving Navajo students to allow them to wear traditional regalia.
May 20, 2024
NAU Diné program gives K-12 teachers traditional lessons
Teachers in schools on the Navajo Nation across Northern Arizona will be working with NAU instructors to help integrate indigenous environmental practices into their classrooms.
May 20, 2024
Family of Tohono Oodham man killed by Border Patrol last year files wrongful death suit
Border Patrol agents fatally shot Raymond Mattia outside his home in the Tohono O’odham community of Menagers Dam the night of May 18, 2023.
May 17, 2024
Grand Canyons North Rim reopens for the season
Park Service officials typically close the North Rim toward the end of November. Last year, it didn’t reopen until early June after winter storms damaged a long stretch of water line.
May 15, 2024
Lawmakers ask for $3B for FEMA program funding asylum seeker care
Sen. Kyrsten Sinema and other lawmakers in Washington say a federal program that funds asylum seeker and migrant care in Arizona and elsewhere is still vastly underfunded.
May 15, 2024
How a U.S. Customs and Border Protection veteran sees his agencys mission
Agent Ryan Riccucci has worked for U.S. Customs and Border Protection for 17 years. No longer on patrol, he's now division chief, overseeing the Tucson Sector's law enforcement operational programs. He's responsible for the things that agents use to reach the remotest parts of the desert — off-road vehicles, aircraft, horses — across a territory as vast as five Connecticuts, he said.
May 15, 2024
Arizona border bill stalls after Republican state senator opposes Dreamers provision
The state Senate intends to pass a border security measure next week, but that will require all the chamber’s Republican votes, and one GOP Senator says he wants changes before he can get on board.
Hobbs says Republican border bill will 'bust' state budget
May 14, 2024