A federal appeals court dismissed Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s challenge to President Barack Obama’s executive actions on immigration on Friday. The three-judge panel found the sheriff didn’t have standing to sue.
An unmanned U.S. Customs and Border Protection Service drone helped save the lives of three immigrants who were entering the country illegally when they got lost crossing the southern Arizona desert this week.
Navajo farmers met with EPA emergency responders Wednesday to air their frustrations. Last week the EPA unintentionally spilled 3 million gallons of yellow mine waste into the Animas and San Juan Rivers, a main water source for the Navajo.
The U.S. government started a program last year that enables children in some Central American countries to be admitted to the U.S. as refugees. It’s a response to the drastic spike in the number of unaccompanied child migrants last year. A new report shows the program is not likely to significantly reduce unauthorized migration.
Tempe Mayor Mark Mitchell will proclaim Mondays to be “Lean and Green,” a move to encourage residents and restaurants to go meat free at least one day a week. And some Tempe school districts will also join in on meatless Mondays.
A new push is on, again, to get rid of the paper dollar and replace it with coinage. This month, Arizona U.S. Senator John McCain introduced the Unified Savings and Accountability Act, which includes this latest proposal to ditch the dollar bill in favor of the dollar coin.
When Valley snowbirds fly north for the summer, their houses stay here, sometimes along with valuables, electronics, maybe even a car. The trick to keeping that stuff safe? Make the house look like it’s occupied.
EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy has been in Farmington, New Mexico, today meeting with community and tribal members, among others, about the agency’s response to the release of wastewater from Gold King Mine.