Two top Department of Veterans Affairs officials are stepping down, the beleaguered agency announced Wednesday as it continued reeling from complaints that thousands of veterans have endured long waits for appointments and poor medical care.
Almost a year has passed since the 19 Granite Mountain Hot Shots were killed in a wildfire near Prescott. The aftermath of the blaze has been captured in a series of color photographs now on exhibit in Phoenix. The photographer hopes his images will help people deal with the emotional scars from the Yarnell Hill Wildfire.
On Wednesday, Secretary of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer met in Nogales, Ariz., to tour a facility where unaccompanied child migrants are being housed. The secretary sent a message about the risks of crossing the border illegally.
The latest wave of Central American families and children crossing the Southwest border in recent months is triggering déjà vu for some. In the 1980s about a million Guatemalans and Salvadorans fled to the U.S., escaping civil war.