Nationwide, 618 people had been released as of Dec. 27 after their cases were reviewed, according to Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Among those who remain a priority for deportation are serious criminal offenders and others who pose a significant threat to public safety.
Federal wildlife officials will compare the DNA of a gray wolf accidentally shot in Utah with that of a wolf spotted wandering near the Grand Canyon this year, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Attorneys for Chris Deschene argue the disqualification is void because it was issued by former Chief Hearing Officer Richie Nez, who was removed from the post after it was discovered he did not meet qualifications.
Officials with the Coconino National forest are welcoming a winter storm system that could bring several inches of snow to northern Arizona on Wednesday. The agency said the extra moisture is needed to safely complete several prescribed burns.