About 20 percent of the salaried employees at the Pinto Valley Mine near Miami, Ariz. are losing their jobs. Officials with Capstone Mining, the company that owns the mine, said the layoffs are not a response to falling copper prices.
A state senator says one of Gov. Doug Ducey's appointees to the state Board of Education won't get an immediate confirmation hearing and that the rest of his first year in office will serve as a "test drive."
The legislation is being pushed by retailers, grocers and restaurants. They fear the efforts in places like Tempe and Flagstaff to follow the lead of Bisbee, which put a nickel-a-bag fee on single-use sacks.
Starting today, the Navajo Nation will be the first in the country to impose a tax on chips, cookies, soda and all junk food. The tribe is attempting to curb high rates of obesity, diabetes and heart disease.
A federal court ruled Monday in favor of Indian families saying South Dakota violated the Indian Child Welfare Act when it didn’t allow families their day in court. This case could affect similar cases throughout the United States.
Ever since Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio admitted he committed contempt by violating a judge’s orders in a racial profiling case, it’s raised questions over whether county taxpayers will have to pay the sheriff’s potential fines. It's not the only lawsuit against the sheriff that could result in more liability for the county.
Old cars that have little resale value in the U.S. are being towed in caravans that begin in California, Arizona and Texas. The vehicles are fixed up there and sold across Central America. The process represents a small but sustainable economy in one particularly impoverished section of Guatemala.