Forty percent of Navajo people living on the reservation lack running water. In addition to digging water lines, Navajo Speaker LoRenzo Bates said at a signing ceremony the projects would create more than 400 jobs and bring in as much as $7 million in tax revenue for the tribe.
More than 40 percent of people living on tribal lands do not have access to the Internet, according to the Federal Communications Commission. The Government Accountability Office recently looked into reasons why.
A leading hospital in Texas is making a name for itself by taking on the ranching industry, an iconic fixture in the history of the Lone Star State. The hospital is now promoting a plant-based diet rich in vegetables and whole grains for patients and visitors.
Another bill aimed at expanding veteran healthcare access is now making its way through Congress. Several members of the Senate Armed Services Committee introduced what they’re calling the Care Veterans Deserve Act on Wednesday.
Election Day for Proposition 123 is May 17, though early ballots have already gone out.The measure would make changes to the state land trust as part of $3.5 billion in funding for K-12 schools in Arizona.
Alberto Olivas, executive director of the Pastor Center, talked about getting young people interested in politics and public service — and keeping them interested even when their favorite candidates don’t win.