Conservation groups are suing the Mexican government in order to halt construction on a tourist train through the Maya forest in southern Mexico. Parts of the project have moved forward without the usual environmental assessments.
As Mexico confronts what has been called a crisis of disappearances across the country, the lower house of Congress this week unanimously approved a measure to create a new agency to search for and identify the missing.
A state deputy said an unattended campfire is being investigated as a possible cause, and said the incident shows the importance of raising awareness about responsible behavior in the state's wild areas.
Earlier this month, the Navajo Nation Council’s Health, Education and Human Services Committee voted against a bill that would legalize same-sex marriage on the largest Native American reservation in the country. The bill is far from dead, however.
Last week, members of the Phoenix Sister Cities program drove to neighboring Sonora, Mexico, to deliver medical supplies to a children’s burn unit in Hermosillo. Phoenix and Hermosillo have shared a Sister City relationship since 1976.
A new report from the advocacy group Human Rights First documents the harm asylum seekers face in U.S. detention facilities. The group is calling for the Biden administration to stop detaining people seeking refuge in the United States.
Southern Arizona Congressman Raúl Grijalva hosted a community event in Tucson on Wednesday to give details about a bill he’s part of that would make access to clean air and water a right protected by law.
Gov. Doug Ducey and 25 other governors launched a Border Strike Force April 18 that will be modeled after the one he launched in Arizona in 2015. But an investigation by the Arizona Republic found Ducey’s Border Strike Force hasn’t been nearly as successful as he has made it out to be.