By Laurel Morales | Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2019
SANTA FE, N.M. – The Spanish soldiers and fortune seekers who arrived in Mexico 500 years ago brought death and destruction along with their Catholic faith, activists say. But others note how much good Hispanics have contributed throughout the Southwest.
By Laurel Morales | Friday, Nov. 22, 2019
DENNEHOTSO – Unregulated drinking water sources are the greatest public health risk on the Navajo Reservation, according to the EPA.
By Laurel Morales | Friday, Sept. 13, 2019
FLAGSTAFF – Fire investigators say the wildfire near Flagstaff in July, which burned nearly 2,000 acres, started from efforts to try and prevent future wildfires.
By Laurel Morales | Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019
FLAGSTAFF – Conservation groups are demanding that a uranium mine near the South Rim be permanently closed because it could pollute groundwater.
By Marcella Baietto and Dylan Simard | Wednesday, July 24, 2019
FLAGSTAFF – The Museum Fire burning one mile north of Flagstaff is now more than 1,800 acres, but rains Tuesday helped firefighters slow the blaze. With more rain in the forecast, though, the threat of flooding is real.
By Cronkite News staff and Laurel Morales | Tuesday, July 23, 2019
FLAGSTAFF – The Museum Fire burning a mile north of Flagstaff has residents in the area on high alert as crews battle the 1,800 acre blaze.
By Tom Maxedon | Tuesday, July 23, 2019
PHOENIX – The public has until Aug. 11 to comment on plans to improve telecommunications at Grand Canyon National Park.
By Laurel Morales | Monday, June 3, 2019
DILKON – Utilities from around the country have helped connect more Navajo homes to the electrical grid. The 15,000 homes without power represent 75% of the homes in America that still are not electrified.
By Daniel Perle | Tuesday, May 7, 2019
TUCSON - The years paying off their debt to society is just the starr for ex-felons who are trying to regain their votiing rights - they face more years and hurdles in Arizona, one of the more difficult states to get the vote back. But former felons say it's worth the fight, and some state officials and advocates agree.
By Laurel Morales | Tuesday, April 9, 2019
FLAGSTAFF – The Navajo Tribe has long been dependent on coal for good jobs, but its leaders now are embracing renewable energy sources, including solar.
By Laurel Morales | Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019
GRAND CANYON – Three buckets of uranium ore stored for years in a building at the Grand Canyon probably didn’t endanger visitors or park workers, scientists say, but a few other questions remain.
By Laurel Morales | Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019
UPPER FRUITLAND, N.M – Lesbian, gay and bisexual Navajo youngsters are getting support from their elders, who believe that “two-spirited” people have sacred roles to play in traditional Navajo society.