Across the Southwest more and more bears have shown up in people’s kitchens, garages and flower beds. Wildlife officials in Colorado say in that state alone they had to euthanize 133 “problem bears” last year. And in Arizona at least a dozen bears have been euthanized, and scores of sightings have many people rattled.
A controversial study that questions decades of forest ecology research has made headlines across the country. The study -- published earlier this year -- raised eyebrows especially in the west where forest managers have been trying to prevent severe wildfires for decades.
Flagstaff kids used to call it "Dropout High". Its real name is Ponderosa High and it's where at-risk kids are given one last chance to graduate. From the Changing America Desk in Flagstaff, Laurel Morales reports.
Jonathan Bronston would probably make a good linebacker. He's big...and intimidating. He's got a long rap sheet: drugs, gangbanging, grand theft auto. That's the one that landed him in jail. But at 20, this young Navajo man says he's changed. After seven years in the Crops gang, he quit this year.
In the early 90's, President Clinton promised that the North American Free Trade Agreement would create such great jobs in Mexico that Mexicans wouldn't need to illegally immigrate here. But in the two decades since, the number of people living here illegally has nearly quadrupled. As part of our ongoing series on the 20th Anniversary of NAFTA series, Reporter Devin Browne has a story that helps explain the relationship between free trade and migration.
Negotiations for the North American Free Trade Agreement concluded 20 years ago this month. The treaty's goal was to eliminate barriers to trade and investment among the U.S., Canada and Mexico. This week, the Changing America Desk will be look at what the agreement promised and where it did and did not deliver. Reporters Devin Browne and Jill Replogle begin the series by taking a trip back to the early 1990's.
Every year, the Department of Homeland Security releases statistics showing how many deportations its enforcement agencies -– Immigration and Customs, the Border Patrol -- have carried out in the previous year.
The high school dropout rate for American Indians is almost twice the national average. Educators in Flagstaff, Ariz., have tried to turn that trend around. And they’ve had some success at a place you wouldn’t suspect -- the Coconino County Juvenile Detention Center.