Arizona’s GOP primary on Tuesday will once again focus national attention on the Latino vote in this part of the country. One prominent Latina who has gotten much attention in the past year is Republican Governor Susana Martinez of New Mexico. She’s a rising star in the Republican Party, and the GOP hopes she’ll draw in more of that critical Latino vote. But some Hispanic voters accuse her of pushing anti-immigrant agenda.
Social networking has taken over many of our traditional ways of connecting with people far away -- no more letters, no more faxes, even phone conversations may be outdated soon. But on the vast Indian reservations in rural America, few have phones and even fewer have broadband access, so American Indians still connect a very old fashioned way -- through radio. It’s a means to connect, but for many it’s much more.
Environmentalists have filed an appeal challenging Peabody Coal’s mining permit in northern Arizona.
At the same time, a new economic impact study shows Arizona, as well as the Navajo and Hopi Tribes, stand to lose millions of dollars and hundreds of jobs in the future unless agreements can be reached to keep the Navajo Generating Station and Peabody Coal operating.
New federal regulations could shut the plant down.
The Obama Administration announced rules Tuesday that will help the biobased products industry grow. The government is encouraging agencies to buy more biobased soap, disposable forks, paint and other supplies.
Jeff Boatman has been flying helicopters for 40 years. For the past several years, his route has been taking him into the Grand Canyon, delivering supplies to the Havasupai Tribe. One morning last November, his transmission froze. He steered the helicopter away from power lines. And as he approached the ground the blades suddenly stopped turning and the helicopter crashed to the ground, trapping Boatman inside. He found his cell phone and dialed 9-1-1. Rosie Rodriquez answered the call.