The Bureau of Indian Education is hoping a few more schools will venture out of their administrative nest, encouraging tribes to take over management. The hope is that schools will actually thrive when locally run. But it’s a hard transition.
Fathers have a small window to claim paternity before losing parental rights. Arizona’s two appeals courts have issued different decisions in cases where fathers tried to stop adoptions of their biological children.
Nearly 50,000 Native American children across the country, or about 10 percent, attend schools run by the Bureau of Indian Education. It’s a federal system that has been around in some form for more than 150 years. The school system is now facing some fundamental changes.
The city of Sunland Park, N.M., is trying to restore its reputation after years of political scandal and fiscal abuse. That effort is underway even as a group of citizens push for the city to disincorporate.
Some families roast their holiday meals, others may fry them, but cooking can produce a lot of grease. Instead of pouring it down the sink, some valley cities are hoping residents will bring in their waste cooking oil for recycling.
A fire that leveled a Cave Creek landmark is now being labeled as suspicious. The establishment’s owner has longtime ties to the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, which is now leading the investigation.