The decline in the price of crude oil is exacerbating an existing problem; theft of crude oil, tanks, pumps and tools from the nation's highest producing oilfield, the Permian Basin of Texas and New Mexico. And it turns out that in at least one cases, stolen material was smuggled to northern Mexico.
Federal and local law enforcement officers discovered a cross-border, underground drug smuggling tunnel in Naco, Arizona, on Tuesday. Agents were alerted to the tunnel after a truck was found carrying more than two tons of marijuana outside of Bisbee.
The Governing Board of the Maricopa County Community College District will be considering a set of course fee changes tonight. Included in the proposal are 134 new fees, 73 increased and 84 reduced or eliminated fees.
Almost 70 percent of Navajo children have untreated tooth decay, according to a recent University of Colorado study. That’s three times higher than the national average. The study blames a lack of access saying there aren’t enough dentists for the largest tribe in the country.
More than 250 kids were kept out of school in Albuquerque on Monday for not having updated vaccinations. District officials say the move was precautionary citing concerns about measles outbreaks in surrounding states.
The head of a federal agency in charge of more than $7 billion in grant money said the way that money is distributed to researchers is about to change. Those changes could affect everything from wildfire studies to computer sciences.
The Obama administration has taken the first steps in its efforts to reverse a Texas judge’s ruling that blocked the president’s executive actions on immigration. The administration is both appealing the decision and asking the judge to put his ruling on hold during that appeal.
The Maricopa Association of Governments will be conducting its annual homeless count tomorrow morning. The effort is part of a federal requirement for the county to qualify for funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban development.