Originally published on Fri October 11, 2013 8:16 am
Grand Canyon National Park is closed for the government shutdown, but tourists determined to see it can take in views from reservation land. The Hualapai Tribe owns Grand Canyon West, where visitors can venture onto a Plexiglas horseshoe walkway that stretches out over the chasm below.
On the east side of the Grand Canyon, visitors are flocking to the Navajo Nation, where Nita Rodriguez gives a tour.
SAN ANTONIO - The training of new Border Patrol agents is at a standstill due to the federal government shutdown.
As a stalemated Congress delays voting on funding the government, many of the offices as the Border Patrol Training Facility in Artesia, N.M., are closed due to furloughs. The training of new Border Patrol agents has ceased. About 350 trainees have been sent home and will not return until the shutdown is over.
PAGE, Ariz. - American Indian Tribes are feeling the impacts - both positive and negative - of the government shutdown.
Some have seen cuts to food distribution, child care and financial assistance for poor families. South Dakota tribes hit hard by last week's blizzard could use some heat assistance. Across the country tribal leaders are bracing for much worse.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - In June, Deleana Other Bull was laid off. She lost her insurance, and turned to the Indian Health Service for her needs.
"I recently had a miscarriage, and it was very devastating for me," said Other Bull. "Going and following up and making sure that everything is okay. It was really scary because I didn't have insurance."
LAS VEGAS - Nevada is one of several states to recently pass a law that will authorize undocumented immigrants to drive. The most contentious issue at a public hearing Wednesday remains whether or not people should be required to pay for the translation of application documents.
Thirteen federal police officers recently arrested in Mexico on kidnapping and murder charges used their patrol cars to carry out the crimes, the Mexican Federal Attorney General's Office said Wednesday.
The American Civil Liberties Union is asking the Homeland Security Department's office of inspector general to investigate Border Patrol roving patrols in southern Arizona. The ACLU will file its letter Thursday to the DHS Office of Inspector General, the Justice Department and the DOJ Office of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties.