Flagstaff, AZ – Occasionally a short story writer comes along whose stories are as roomy and absorbing as good novels. Eddie Chuculate is such a writer. In each of the seven stories in his wonderful premier book, "Cheyenne Madonna," Chuculate treats us to seductive, ornery, winsome characters muddling along in the messy business of living.
Phoenix, AZ – The plan is to reverse the mandate by voters a decade ago that the state provide free care for everyone below the federal poverty level, about $18,300 a year for a family of three. The federal Medicaid program picks up about two thirds of the cost. But Gov. Jan Brewer said Arizona can't afford its share which computes out to about $1 billion a year. Her proposal would drop about 280,000 people from the plan.
Most maps name it Mount Taylor after 19th-century President Zachary Taylor. But to many Native Americans it is a sacred peak known by far more ancient names.
The Din , or Navajo, consider its slopes to be the southeastern boundary of their domain. For them it is home to many holy spirits and a place for ceremonial training, as well as the gathering of medicinal plants.