When a Navajo baby is born it’s custom to bury the umbilical cord in the ground. The Navajo believe that ties the child to the land forever. But a new generation of Navajos are defying this belief as more and more young people leave the Navajo Nation to go to college or to find work. Elders encourage their return, but often that transition home is brutal.
The Arizona State Board of Education is asking schools not to immediately share their newly issued letter grades. But some argue the school-performance scores are public records and can’t be withheld if someone requests them.
The FBI released its annual Uniform Crime Report on Monday, and violent crime is up in Arizona, following a national trend. Violent crime in Arizona is at its highest rate since 2008 but it’s still significantly lower than the historical peak in 1993.
Oct. 5 is the cutoff date for DACA recipients to file for renewal. But an immigration attorney warned scam artists are using the deadline as an opportunity to snag the $495 renewal fee from desperate applicants seeking assistance with their filings.
The fallout continues from the Equifax data breach — more than 140 million Americans have had their personal information compromised. Rob Knake is a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, where he focuses on cybersecurity policy.
Words are a vital part of how we communicate, but the words we use change over time. To help us understand all of that a lot better, we spoke with Cindi SturtzSreetharan, an associate professor in ASU’s School of Human Evolution and Social Change.
The Arizona Diamondbacks clinched a playoff spot on Sunday for the first time since 2011 with their victory over the Florida Marlins. Midseason acquisition J.D. Martinez got the game-winning hit and talked about it in the clubhouse.
That cool air might signal the end of our beloved monsoon. The official end of the monsoon is Sept. 30, but I got a hold of Ken Waters at the National Weather Service here in Phoenix to find out why we have to say goodbye to the monsoons so early this year.
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced on Friday that the Trump administration is officially rescinding Obama-era guidelines that were aimed at helping victims of sexual assaults on college campuses. But the issue of how to address sexual assaults on campus goes beyond the aftermath? One author thinks that universities can do more to stop sexual assaults before they happen.
We did our regular check-in with the Editorial Board at The Arizona Republic. Our focus was on the future of the proposed health care legislation known as Graham-Cassidy — and U.S. Sen. John McCain’s impact on it.