Mexico is fast approaching a June deadline to complete a nationwide judicial reform. It replaces a closed system of written proceedings with one that opens up trials to the public and requires oral arguments before a judge. It also puts greater responsibility on police to come up with evidence that will stand up in court.
The Arizona Department of Transportation and state Department of Public Safety have closed 62 miles of I-10 several times in recent weeks as dust has severely limited visibility near the New Mexico border and sent traffic on a 110-mile detour.
Melissa Wilson Sayres is a professor at ASU studying genetics. She participated in research that looked at Y chromosomes from more than 1,200 DNA samples taken from men around the world. Wilson Sayres says the data allows them to infer how and when early humans evolved and migrated across the globe.
Arizona researchers are continuing their study of the aftermath of last year’s massive mine spill into the Animas and San Juan rivers. They’re now looking for participants from three communities in the Navajo Nation.
Critics voiced concern that it will shield information about witnesses and accusers from lawyers for those who aren't yet charged with crimes and have a chilling effect on the ability of journalists to do their jobs.