This year Navajo leaders discovered several cases of sex trafficking on the reservation, but they had no way to fight it. So the tribe passed a law to make human trafficking a crime. Congress also plans to consider legislation to give states the authority to prosecute traffickers.
The utility EPCOR will be building a water hauling station to serve residents of New River and Desert Hills after all. The company had put the project on hold after some residents had objected to the proposed site. Now it says it has the support it needs.
One of the biggest financial institutions in Latin America will tell Mexico in an analysis due out next month that the country should encourage businesses to send more of their goods out of North America, regardless of the current negotiations over trade in the region.
President Trump fulfilled one of his campaign promises today: He announced that his administration officially recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, adding that the U.S. Embassy will relocate in the city.
Phoenix Rising soccer team has announced its preseason schedule for the upcoming year — it includes February games against several Major League Soccer teams, which have trained in Tucson for the past several years.
Vietnam veterans have struggled to deal with PTSD and other health challenges in the nearly 50 years since they served overseas. Following the results of a Department of Veterans Affairs study, a link between cases of a rare bile duct cancer and a parasite that gets into the body via raw or undercooked fish may have been found.
Doctors treating patients they suspect have valley fever will soon have a new way to test for the disease. TGen, along with the Utah-based company DxNA, says the FDA has cleared their new, molecular test for the ailment.
While conversations to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement or NAFTA continue, energy trade between Mexico and the U.S. keeps expanding. And this Wednesday, an American company opened the first fully private gas station in Mexico.
Negotiations continue behind the scenes on what to do with the nearly 700,000 so-called "DREAMers" in the United States — who were brought to this country as children when undocumented relatives took them across the border.