Briefs

Department of the Interior launches new program for Indigenous youth

BY: - June 13, 2022

Indigenous Youth will get the opportunity to work on conservation projects on public and Tribal lands through the new Indigenous Youth Service Corps program. The IYSC program is a way to help Indigenous youth get set on a path to good-paying jobs while working to tackle the climate crisis, according to the Department of the […]

Indian Affairs accepting applications for Native American Business Development Institute grants

BY: - June 10, 2022

The Indian Affairs Office of Indian Economic Development is accepting applications for Native American Business Development Institute grants, which help Tribes determine if a project will create jobs and stimulate economic activity. Results from studies can often help tribes persuade lenders and investors to provide financial backing to help turn their idea into a reality,” the […]

Interior Department distributes funds to support recreation and conservation efforts; Arizona receives $5.6 million 

BY: - June 8, 2022

The Department of Interior distributed $279 million from the Land and Water Conservation Fund to all 50 states, U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia in support of state-identified outdoor recreation and conservation projects. 

Skin lesions from Monkeypox

Maricopa County announces first probable monkeypox case

BY: - June 7, 2022

The Maricopa County Department of Public Health and Arizona Department of Health Services announced the first probable case of monkeypox in the state Tuesday in a man in his late 30s. 

Judge rejects Arizona GOP lawsuit to ban vote-by-mail

BY: - June 6, 2022

The Arizona Republican Party’s efforts to prove that voting by mail is unconstitutional failed in a Mohave County court, but the decision is expected to be appealed. 

Advocates for $15-an-hour federal minimum wage press Biden for a meeting

BY: - June 6, 2022

The Poor People’s Campaign is urging President Joe Biden to meet with low-income workers before the organization's march on Washington, D.C., on June 18 to advocate for a $15 federal minimum wage.

Arizona Senate candidate Blake Masters

Trump endorses Masters in Arizona GOP primary for U.S. Senate

BY: - June 2, 2022

Former President Donald Trump has thrown his weight behind Arizona Senate candidate Blake Masters over several GOP primary rivals.

National education data: K-12 enrollment more racially diverse compared to a decade ago

BY: - June 1, 2022

The percentage of white and Black students enrolled in public K-12 schools has gone down over the last 10 years, but the Hispanic share grew, according to new federal data, indicating a growing population of students of color in U.S. schools.

GOP ban on ‘critical race theory’ in AZ schools poised to fall 1 vote short

BY: - May 31, 2022

A Republican bill to ban so-called “critical race theory” does not have enough votes to proceed.  Sen. Paul Boyer, R-Glendale, told the Arizona Mirror he will vote against it if it reaches the Senate floor because he was against a last-minute amendment in the House.  “I’ve told them since last year on the K-12 side […]

Navajo Nation to receive $220M for water infrastructure in Utah water rights settlement

BY: - May 31, 2022

For years, Navajo people living on the Utah portion of the Navajo Nation have gone without running water or adequate sanitation facilities. But, that’s about to change after the historic signing of the Navajo Utah Water Rights Settlement Act, which will provide the Navajo Nation government with Utah water rights access and federal funding for […]

Aaron Lieberman

Aaron Lieberman, longshot Dem guv candidate, bows out of the race

BY: - May 27, 2022

Longshot Democratic gubernatorial candidate Aaron Lieberman called off his campaign Friday afternoon. Lieberman, a former state legislator, was always given little chance of winning a primary contest against Secretary of State Katie Hobbs and former Nogales Mayor Marco Lopez. And after burning through most of the little cash he was able to raise on a […]

Gila River Indian Community receives funding to upgrade traffic safety signs

BY: - May 24, 2022

The Gila River Indian Community will get nearly $1 million to replace old and damaged traffic signs through the community, which tribal leaders say will improve safety for community members who drive the roads every day and those who visit tribal lands.  The funding will be used to replace traffic signs in four districts on […]