Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell kicked off the Obama administration’s Native Youth Listening Tour on Tuesday with a visit to the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community and the Gila River Reservation. The tour is part of a growing federal effort to gain a better understanding of some of the challenges facing Native American children.
The town of Boquillas, Coahuila, Mexico receives solar power this week, a significant step toward economic self-sufficiency in a place where the economy was destroyed after the U.S.- Mexico border was effectively sealed after 9/11.
More than 500 people filled the PERA Club meeting hall in Tempe today to voice their opinion on Salt River Project’s proposed rate increases. The majority of attendees were there to speak out against the changes for solar customers.
Craft brewers want state lawmakers to approve a bill making it clear how much beer they can produce each year. They rallied at the state capitol Monday in support of one of two beer-making measures the legislature is reviewing this week.
Modern hoop dancing is a relatively new art form among Native American tribes. Some of the continent’s best dancers were in midtown Phoenix this past weekend showcasing their skills at one of the world’s largest hoop dancing competitions.
Phoenix-based advocates are gearing up to help more immigrants apply for work permits and a reprieve from deportation under an expanded version of the Obama administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. These groups say they are not deterred by a lawsuit challenging the program.