The governor of neighboring Sonora hopes to bring solar energy plants to the state’s rural communities. Building the facilities could also improve broadband internet access in some rural communities, according to state authorities.
After several weeks at low, Sonora is heading in the wrong direction on the national coronavirus risk scale. Three other border states, and Baja California Sur, are also considered yellow, or moderate risk.
Hia C-ed O'odham activist Amber Ortega and her supporters held a rally in Tucson after a magistrate judge ruled a religious freedom defense could not be used to determine her guilt or innocence in a case in which she faces federal charges for physically blocking construction machinery near Quitobaquito Springs last year.
Students in the University of Arizona’s intermediate Navajo language class are putting on “Back to the Rez,” a play about identity and cultural knowledge, done entirely in Diné Bizaad, the Navajo language.
This week, Mexico said it’s opening up vaccinations for some minors. But the country is also working to finish vaccinating adults. In neighboring Sonora, officials plan to open some permanent vaccination sites.