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Prescription for nature: Grant aims to boost patient health through park time

PHOENIX – A new initiative encourages Arizona health care providers to “prescribe” park time for patients. It’s part of a larger effort to get people out and about to help battle mental and physical problems.


‘Broken promises’ report details government’s history of failing tribes

WASHINGTON - A U.S. Civill Rights Commission report on how the federal government deals with Native American tribes details decades of underfunding, poor data collection and lack of coordination - and its authors say little has changed since their first report 15 years ago.


It’s on: Democrats name Arizona a battleground, GOP says it’s ready

WASHINGTON - The Democratic National Committee confirmed this week that Arizona is one of eight battleground states it has targeted for the 2020 elections, already hiring organizers in the state and focusing on suburban and Latino voters.


Tribal health insurance coverage rose, but still trailed U.S. average

WASHINGTON - The number of people who showed up at at Indian Health Service facilities with health insurance rose from 64% of patients in 2013 to 78% in 2018, according to a GAO report that said growth was highest in states, like Arizona, that expanded Medicaid under Obamacare.


The impact of Mexico’s worst mining disaster, five years later

BAVIÁCORA, MEXICO – Mexico’s largest mining company spilled nearly 11 million gallons of copper sulfate acid solution carrying heavy metals into the Bacanuchi and Sonora rivers in 2014. To this day, residents claim life has not been the same since.


Salt shakers: Removing brine from river water causes earthquakes along Utah-Colorado line

MONTROSE, Colo. – The Colorado River has been dammed and diverted for massive cities and large-scale farming, which has led to all kinds of unintended consequences.


Cameras and coexistence: Learning to live with jaguars

SAHUARIPA, Mexico – Jaguars once roamed the Americas from Argentina to Arizona. To ensure the survival of the endangered cat, conservationists are working to change the minds of ranchers in Sonora, Mexico.


Final 100 miles of the Colorado highlight how badly the river is overtaxed

SAN LUIS RIO COLORADO, Mexico – By the time the Colorado River reaches the border with Mexico, it’s pretty much spent. Ninety percent of the river’s water is used in the U.S., which has dramatic effects on northern Mexico.


Venezuelan artists strive to survive, make a difference in Peru

Talented Venezuelan migrants in Peru share their stories about trying to earn a living through art.


Keel: State of Native nations ‘strong,’ but feds need to do their part

WASHINGTON - Tribal leaders Monday called on federal lawmakers to avoid another government shutdown, saying the 35-day shutdown that ended in January was felt across Indian Country, hitting everything from housing to tribes' efforts at economic development.


From Justin Verlander to Jake Owen, celebrities showcase their skills at Phoenix Open Pro-Am

SCOTTSDALE – The WMPO brought together various celebrities and professionals to participate in the 2019 Annexus Pro-Am


March madness: Arizonans head to Washington for busy weekend of demonstrations

WASHINGTON - Arizonans Miguel Valladares and Amanda Blackhorse are in Washington this weekend to march for a cause.But not the same cause. And not the same march.They are among thousands packing the city for three major marches in two days, followed by Monday's MLK Day parade.