Starting today, the Navajo Nation will be the first in the country to impose a tax on chips, cookies, soda and all junk food. The tribe is attempting to curb high rates of obesity, diabetes and heart disease.
A federal court ruled Monday in favor of Indian families saying South Dakota violated the Indian Child Welfare Act when it didn’t allow families their day in court. This case could affect similar cases throughout the United States.
Ever since Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio admitted he committed contempt by violating a judge’s orders in a racial profiling case, it’s raised questions over whether county taxpayers will have to pay the sheriff’s potential fines. It's not the only lawsuit against the sheriff that could result in more liability for the county.
Old cars that have little resale value in the U.S. are being towed in caravans that begin in California, Arizona and Texas. The vehicles are fixed up there and sold across Central America. The process represents a small but sustainable economy in one particularly impoverished section of Guatemala.
The Arizona Game and Fish Department will be lethally removing coyotes north of the Phoenix metro area next week. Officials say the effort is aimed at improving the area’s pronghorn antelope population.
The Mexican border city of Juárez hosted superstar Juan Gabriel over the weekend and unveiled a six-story mural in his honor. The events are part of the city's ongoing effort to shed its violent image and encourage more tourism.