In recent decades, a flood of migrants passing through one Mexican town en route to the Arizona border has fueled the local economy. But fewer migrants making the journey has prompted many local businesses to close.
After MCSO top officials were caught spreading misinformation about the judge's order in the racial profiling case against the agency, the judge has approved an accurate summary of his findings to be distributed to MCSO personnel. The judge rejected Arpaio's request to make last-minute changes to the statement.
A hearing will be held Monday in Mohave County for “downwinders,” or people exposed to radioactive fallout after nuclear tests in the 1950s near Las Vegas. Many have not yet been compensated by the federal government.
The House of Representatives has voted to restrict presidential power to create national monuments, often a precursor to establishing national parks. But the back story is a partisan battle over the notion of drilling and mining on federal land.
Climate change has led to longer fire seasons with larger, more complex and more costly fires. Last year the National Forest Service and the Interior Department had to borrow $650 million from other federal programs to fund increased firefighting costs.
There is more grass on the ground in New Mexico thanks to a brief but heavy episode of rain late last year. The extra grass is now fuel for wildfires as drought conditions persist across the Southwest.
Protests are planned around the country this weekend to commemorate what some estimate to be the Obama administration’s 2 millionth deportation. But some on the other side of the debate are concerned the administration has been padding the numbers.