As of Friday, the season's flu-related death tally is as follows: California, seven deaths with 28 under investigation. New Mexico has seen one confirmed death. Arizona estimates that up to 34 people have died from flu-related complications. And in Texas, five children have died.
Southern New Mexicans are caught in a debate over preserving a stretch of borderland as a national monument. The state’s two Senators and a Representative are pushing separate bills that set different boundaries for the monument. One of the issues at stake is border security.
As lawmakers reconvene at the state capitol for the start of their new session, a state Representative on the front lines of the Child Protective Services problems says she’s planning to introduce legislation to make CPS a separate agency.
Phoenix's 500-plus square miles are dotted with vacant lots and empty buildings. Some of that property is owned by the city, and it presents opportunities to generate revenue, redevelop neighborhoods or make city land use more efficient.
New statistics released by the American Cancer Society show that nationally there's been a 20 percent decrease in risk of death from all cancers. For breast and colon cancer, that rate of decline is closer to 35 percent. However, in the Southwest, there's a slightly different picture.