By Harrison Mantas | Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019
WASHINGTON - Tribal representatives told a Senate committee Wednesday that the Federal Communications Commission is not doing enough to ease the regulatory burdens that keep Indian Country from getting wireless broadband access.
By Harrison Mantas | Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019
WASHINGTON - Arizona lawmakers questioned administration officials Wednesday on what they are doing to deal with the problem of missing and murdered indigenous women - and they weren't always satisfied with the answers.
By Harrison Mantas | Monday, Sept. 9, 2019
WASHINGTON - Apprehensions at the southern border dropped sharply in August, to just over 64,000 people, in part because of increased cooperation from Mexican authorities, a Customs and Border Protection official said. But apprehensions were still the highest of any August in the last five years.
By Harrison Mantas | Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019
WASHINGTON - The Navajo Nation Council voted unanimously Thursday to oppose a HUD draft plan that critics say could put income restrictions for the first time on applicants to the Indian Home Loan Guarantee Program, but which HUD says has been misinterpreted.
By Harrison Mantas | Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019
WASHINGTON - A dozen Valley police departments are among 400 in the U.S. partnering with video-doorbell maker Ring to connect police and local homeowners who use the company's technology, raising concerns among some privacy advocates. But police say the program is safe and helps solve crime.
By Harrison Mantas | Friday, Aug. 30, 2019
WASHINGTON - Time is running out for Navajo landowners who want to take part in the second round of a $1.9 billion federal program to buy back scattered and isolated parcels of land on the Navajo Nation. Friday is the last dayNew Mexico residents to apply while those in Arizona and Utah have until Sept. 30.
By Harrison Mantas | Monday, Aug. 26, 2019
WASHINGTON – A federal appeals court upheld a lower court's finding that Colorado City, Arizona, had been run as an extension of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, violating non-members' rights in the process.
By Harrison Mantas | Friday, Aug. 23, 2019
WASHINGTON - The last 265 workers at Kayenta Coal Mine are being laid off this month, another step toward the looming closure of the Navajo Generating Station that will bring the loss of hundreds more jobs this winter.
Monday, Aug. 12, 2019
By Harrison Mantas | Thursday, May 9, 2019
Venezuelan’s “brain drain” of medical professionals could benefit Peru, but bureaucracy and unrest in Venezuela pose huge obstacles.
By Kelsey Mo | Wednesday, March 13, 2019
PHOENIX – Virginia failed to pass the ERA in February. Now, advocates are looking to Arizona to ratify the sweeping Equal Rights Amendment, which Congress passed in 1972.
By Kailey Broussard, Amy-Xiaoshi DePaola, Harrison Mantas and Lindsay Walker | Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018
PHOENIX - The Indian Child Welfare Act is designed to keep Native American children in Native families and communities, and in touch with their heritaage, but 40 years after its passage the law faces rising numbers of legal challenges and a critical courtroom loss.