For more than 40 years, the International Symbol of Access used on parking spaces and parking signs was a mechanical-looking stick figure restricted to a wheelchair. For many, the icon failed to represent their reality. But that's changing.
The federal government announced Friday the largest environmental settlement in United States history is final. Anadarko Petroleum and its subsidiaries will now shell out $5.15 billion for abandoning uranium mines on the Navajo Nation and other contamination they left around the country.
A proposed $2 billion transmission line that would carry electricity generated by renewable resources in New Mexico and Arizona to markets across the West is one step closer to being in service after clearing its final federal hurdle.
Mexico has ordered its consulates to issue birth certificates to its citizens living in the United States. The move is aimed at helping several million undocumented Mexican citizens apply for temporary work permits and driver's licenses. But some analysts contend there’s another motive for the policy change.