The Biden administration has quietly tasked six humanitarian groups with recommending which migrants should be allowed into the United States to pursue asylum as it faces mounting pressure to lift public health rules that have barred people from seeking protection.
From Washington to American Southwest Indigenous communities, top government officials, family members and advocates are gathering as part of a call to action to address the ongoing problem of violence against Indigenous women and children.
President Joe Biden has declared today Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons Awareness Day. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports, Native Americans have long experienced disproportionately high levels of violence along with roadblocks to solving many of the crimes.
The U.S. Senate Thursday passed a bipartisan bill to update the nation’s aging water systems. Many of its provisions are aimed at preventing water waste in areas like Arizona hard hit by drought. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.
The full U.S. Senate is set to consider a major bipartisan water bill that would provide upgrades to Arizona’s water infrastructure. It’s the first legislation to advance out of Senate committee related to the Biden-Harris administration’s recent sweeping infrastructure proposal. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.