A federal judge will hold a June 23 hearing to consider blocking implementation of a recently passed Arizona law that would require doctors to tell women they can reverse the effects of a drug-induced abortion.
A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday in favor of stricter regulation aimed at abortion clinics in Texas. The decision was in response to a legal challenge by groups who argue the new rules are unconstitutional.
Advocates are asking the Arizona Legislature to reconsider spending nearly $50 million for a private prison expansion plan. Earlier this year, lawmakers allocated the money to accommodate 2,000 new medium security prisoners.
This year’s spring rains and snow have eased New Mexico’s drought and made it less likely that we’ll see huge, damaging wildfires this season. But in the big picture, fire ecologists say it’s not a matter of if there will be fire, it’s when. They're trying to use flames now to protect watersheds for years to come.